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A Contemplative Approach to Spirituality & Sexuality

  • St. Mary's Sewanee 770 St. Mary's Lane Sewanee, TN (map)
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Within faith communities, perhaps no other topic provokes such heated debate as sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Join us for this one-day workshop at beautiful St. Mary's Sewanee as we engage in healthy and honest discussions around spirituality and sexuality, with the goal of enhancing the capacity of participants—spiritual directors, clergy leaders, or laypersons of any denomination—to discuss issues of faith and sexuality. We will not attempt to convince one another to adopt any view but rather offer a safe and sacred space to share knowledge, and to engage in open and honest dialogue. Tools will be provided for participants to engage in healthy discussion around sex, sexuality, and spirituality.

This workshop is ideal for clergy, laypersons, and spiritual directors of all denominations. Participants will:

  • Learn guidelines and principles of contemplative spiritual direction to facilitate healthy, respectful, and holistic conversations around faith and sexuality, 
  • Share knowledge about accurate definitions of sex, sexual orientation, sexualities, and gender identification, 
  • Learn appropriate boundaries and ethical standards for engagement in spiritual guidance ministries.

For more information about A Contemplative Approach to Spirituality & Sexuality and to register, please visit us here.



Clergy, lay leaders, teachers, and spiritual directors of all faiths are encouraged to attend!
Reduced tuition is available until Wednesday, Sept. 5!

Tuition: $129 through Sept. 5, $160 from Sept. 6 onward.
Lodging at St. Mary's Sewanee for the night of Oct. 3 may be purchased separately.