RCRC represents a range of denominations that consider sexuality a sacred gift.
We view sex and sexuality as a normal part of human development, a part of an individual’s well-being and as an element of human relationships which deserves respect, honesty and compassion.
Educating Within the Religious Community
In contrast to religious conservatives that have made sex and sexuality a source of shame and blame, RCRC supports a lifelong process of sexuality education, including within the religious community.
This education consists of gaining information and forming attitudes, beliefs and values about identity, relationships and intimacy.
Empowerment Through Comprehensive Education
We believe we have a moral obligation to ensure that every young person is empowered with education about sex and sexuality so that may make responsible decisions about sexual health for themselves.
Studies have shown that young people who receive comprehensive sex education experience fewer unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections, are better equipped for healthy relationships and support the inclusion of LGBTQ people.
Comprehensive sex education also supports LGBTQ youth who are significantly more likely than heterosexual youth to experience isolation, bullying, harassment, and mental health challenges due to bias based on their sexual identities.