Spiritual Sexuality: Ending the War Between Religion and Sex

Rev. Rebecca Turner #cconreligion CatalystCon East, Saturday March 16, 2013


  1. Opposition to same-sex relationships, sex without marriage, contraception, and abortion all fuel the so called “Values Votes” in national elections. Research shows that the most religious people in America are the least likely to engage in “non-coital” sex. Do religion and sex have to be at war? Which faith teachings support fulfilling sexual lives? Can sex be a spiritual exercise? Can religious faith support women during an abortion? We will address the intersections of faith, gender, and sexuality in American culture. Participants will be encouraged to construct their own spiritual understanding of healthy sexuality and to create sex-positive spiritual messages to use in activism.