Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Just Say Know: Faith-Based Sex Ed Online.

Religious Institute unveils it's new online sex education guide. Read up and let me know what you think! From the press release:
"Growing numbers of clergy and people of faith believe not only in promoting abstinence, but also in providing youth with full and honest education about their sexual and reproductive health," said Rev. Debra W. Haffner, executive director of the Religious Institute. "Abstinence-only programs that withhold potentially life-saving information from our children in the hope that they will delay sexual activity are not only ineffective, they are morally wrong."Just Say Know, available at www.religiousinstitute.org, is designed to empower clergy, religious and lay leaders to become advocates for comprehensive sexuality education in their congregations, denominations and communities. The guide provides theologically informed arguments for sexuality education, resources for use in worship services and congregational settings, and tools for advocacy at the local, state and national levels.

The new guide is intended to help religious leaders and communities capitalize on the growing momentum toward comprehensive sexuality education nationwide. Nine major Christian and Jewish denominations, the National Council of Churches and the Unitarian Universalist Association have all adopted policies supporting comprehensive sexuality education in public schools. A majority of Americans of every faith, including Roman Catholics and evangelical Christians, also support school-based sexuality education.

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