Sex Ed and the Church - Cancelled

April 16 at 6:30 p.m.

ALERT: All campus events, lectures, and worship services have been cancelled through May 1. Please read the full statement.

What is the state of sex education in the United States, broadly? What about among various churches across the United States? What moral and theological concepts ought to inform sex education in the church?

All are invited to join a conversation between a sociologist and a pastor about sex education and the church, followed by a Q&A session and reception in the Mackay Main Lounge.

The reception will follow from 8:00–9:00 p.m. in the same location.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Theology, Women and Gender.


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Dr. Xóchitl Mota-Back completed her doctoral work at the University of Arizona in 2017. Her dissertation, "Expertly Framed: How Science and Evidence Came to Dominate the Sex Ed Debate," builds upon and contributes to work by both sociologists and historians of sexuality and scientific knowledge. Dr. Mota-Back's teaching and research interests lie at the intersection of gender, family, sexuality, science and technology (STS), and liberators epistemology.

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Rev. Tim Hughes Williams is an ordained pastor in the PC(USA), currently serving as the pastor of Light Street Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. He's an alumnus of Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv '06), where he served as a co-moderator of BGLASS. Tim was the first openly gay candidate to be ordained in the Presbytery of Baltimore in 2013. He has over a decade of youth ministry experience, ranging from traditional church youth groups to community organizing initiatives. He lives in Baltimore with his husband Perry and their son James. He's very honored to be coming back to campus for this important conversation.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

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Isaac Kim, Class of 2015

“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”