Teaching Sexuality Education in Faith CommunitiesOctober 18, 2010
|Teaching Sexuality Education in Faith Communities
Dr. Katherine Ott
Lunch provided with free registration
|This workshop will address your most basic and pressing questions about providing sexuality education in your faith community. From sexual abuse prevention to teen relationship education, from couples’ groups to singles’ ministries, congregations are missing critical opportunities to provide vital sexuality education within their faith contexts. If you are wondering how to start a sexuality education program or just simply begin a conversation in our own faith contexts about sexuality issues, join us on Friday, October 22 in Weatherly Hall at Brite Divinity School.
Please register for this free event
Dr. Kate M. Ott currently serves as project director for the national “Sex and the Seminary: Sexuality Education for Clergy and Ministers” project. She holds a doctorate in Christian Ethics from Union Theological Seminary in New York and teaches ethics and sexuality-related courses at Yale Divinity School, Drew Theological Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary. In addition to training clergy and religious leaders, she conducts workshops for congregations on sexuality education for parents and youth. She serves as a Sunday School teacher in her home parish in Guilford, CT where she, her husband, and two children worship. In addition to a number of scholarly articles, Dr. Ott is author of the second edition of A Time to Speak: Faith Communities and Sexuality Education, The Age of AIDS: A Guide for Faith-based Communities, Sex and the Seminary: Preparing Ministers for Sexual Health and Justice. She writes congregational study materials forThoughtfulChristian.com. Her book, Sexuality, Faith, and Families: Talking to our Kids about Sexuality, will be out in Spring 2011 with Westminster John Knox press. Parking is available at University Christian Church on the northeast corner of University Drive and W. Cantey Street
On the Brite Side