What Faith Groups Believe

When talking to a young person of faith about subjects such as sex and relationships it's important to know their feelings on certain issues and to respect their values system, even if it is difficult to understand them.


This section shows what different faiths believe about relationship and sexual issues, understand that view may vary even with-in the same religion. Even a brief understanding of what major religions teach about relationships and sex gives the professional tools that will help them meet a young person’s needs more fully.

It is always worth asking a young person what they believe about issues, rather than making assumptions.

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Some of the content of this section has been adapted from the publication Faith, Values and Sex and Relationships Education, (2002) by Simon Blake and Zarine Katrak. For more information on Sex and Relationship Education and related topics see The Sex Education Forum.