What’s Religious About Sexuality Education?

Have you heard people around the church talk about OWL and wondered what it was? OWL, or Our Whole Lives, is a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula developed by the UUA in collaboration with the United Church of Christ, UCC. OWL may well be one of the greatest gifts we offer our young people, and soon we will offer it to the adults in our congregation, as well. OWL is a social justice approach to inclusive sexuality education. The Our Whole Lives program is taught in the context of our Unitarian Universalist religious values. It is designed to help transform a cultural climate of fear and confusion into a new reality of lives lived congruent with the values of our principles, particularly the inherent worth and dignity of each and every person.