I know I”m getting ready to step on another UU sacred cow, but since it came up in the comments I feel like somebody gave me the opening.
Please hear me…I think Our Whole Lives is a good program…I’m really glad that two religious groups got together and worked on a curriculum that does go across the lifespan (but let’s talk truth here, how many UU or UCC churches do any part other than the middle-school section?).
That said…is sexuality education religious education? Yes, you can talk about values and sexuality, but does that make it religious?
And if what we have to offer those who are new to UUism is New UU class, BYOT and OWL, how much are we really giving people? Yes I know about Tapestry…but that really does illustrate my point…look at the adult offerings…how much of it assumes that people can acutally build their own theology without ever having been exposed to the multitudes of theological conversation that is out there? Sorry….going off on a tangent.
To repeat the original question…is sexuality education religious education?