Petition 81530

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Sexual Education Programs (81530-DI-NonDis)

The General Conference directs annual conferences to provide resources for an informal group setting where teens can express sexual issues in a spiritual setting to increase the intelligence and awareness of its young people in the area of faith and human sexuality.

Rationale

The UM Social Principles state in ΒΆ 161.G:  “We recognize the continuing need for full, positive, age-appropriate and factual sex education opportunities for children, young people, and adults”. Young people need to be aware of the spiritual, social, emotional, and physical aspects of God’s gift of sexuality. Young people need...