Thomas Moore, Debra Haffner and Anthony Ugolnik —
Spirituality and Sexuality

Christian scripture and tradition have overwhelmingly shaped American attitudes toward sexuality. And in the past year, our national attention has been riveted on sexual scandal within the Catholic Church. In this program, we crack open the difficult subject of Christian tradition and healthy sexuality. What is the positive sexual ethic of the Bible, beyond the identification of sin? What does sexuality have to do with the human spirit and how might this change they way it is discussed in communities of faith?

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Guests

Thomas Moore

is a former Catholic monk and author of The Care of the Soul and The Soul of Sex.

Debra Haffner

is a renowned sexual educator, Unitarian Universalist minister, and director of the Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing.

Anthony Ugolnik

is an Orthodox priest and author of a controversial new manuscript Living in Skin.

Selected Readings

Batter My Heart

taken from John Donne's Holy Sonnets

The Song of Songs: A New Translation

Reading from the Song of Songs was from The Song of Songs: A New Translation, by Ariel Bloch and Chana Bloch, afterword by Robert Alter. (University of California Press, 2000)

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"We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness." (Photo by Meredith Farmer/Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons)

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