Comprehensive Sex Education

"Most churches would not welcome a conversation about sexuality, but Unitarian Universalism (UU) does, and it is because we have a deeply held understanding that our faith, our religious life, needs to be grounded in real lived experience. That, in some sense, is at the heart of Unitarian Universalism.

—Rev. William G. Sinkford
Former President, Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)

The Unitarian Universalist Association has long been an advocate of age-appropriate, medically accurate, comprehensive sexuality education.

The UUA, in partnership with the United Church of Christ, designed and teaches an acclaimed comprehensive sexuality education program that has been widely recognized as a model in the field. The curriculum, Our Whole Lives, is taught in many UU congregations across the country.

In collaboration with the United Church of Christ, Advocates for Youth, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, the UUA holds an annual Sexuality Education Advocacy Training (SEAT). SEAT brings youth, young adults and adult allies to Washington, DC and trains them to advocate effectively as people of faith for comprehensive sex education.

Will Delphia, Carolyn Meagher, Katie Carboneau and Joseph Santos-Lyons stand in front of the Capitol building in Washington, DC.

Interfaith participants in the annual Sexuality Education Advocacy Training in Washington, DC.

UU youth participate in a General Assembly workshop.

Our Whole Lives: Values-based sexuality education—at church.