Because of the conflicting messages
about sexuality that children encounter
from our culture, it is essential that parents
offer their children a liberal religious
perspective on sexuality. Young children are
exposed to media portrayals of sexuality
and to information about such topics as
birth control, abortion, AIDS, and sexual
abuse. Children need a framework for
understanding these issues. Although some
children do receive sexuality education or
family life education in elementary schools,
the information is presented without a
framework of values or beliefs.
We offer sexuality education in our religious
communities because of our liberal religious
legacy, Unitarian Universalist principles,
and faith in our children and our children’s
children. The seven principles of our living
tradition call us to offer this comprehensive,
value-based sexuality education program.
Our Whole Lives, a lifetime human
sexuality curricula spanning kinder through
elder years, “...is a series of sexuality
education curricula that helps participants
make informed and responsible decisions
about sexual health and behavior.”
High School OWL Classes - 2017
The The High School edition of the Human Sexuality curriculum “Our Whole Lives” will be offered here at First Jefferson this spring. We will start with parent orientation on Saturday February 25 at 11:00 AM, An alternative orientation will be offered on Sunday Feb 26 at 9:30 AM. The youth orientation will be on February 26 at 1:00 PM. The program will continue through May 21, and will be offered primarily on Sunday afternoons. Please contact Julia Sexton at
if you are interested in more information.
Information from the Unitarian Universalist Association about OWL.
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