Intelligent Love Course

Intelligent Love:  Ending Sex Trafficking by Addressing Root Causes

Spring 2020 Session: Application period open 

Due to an increased demand, this spring we have two options available for online participation in the Intelligent Love course to accommodate various time zones and schedules.

Venue: Online! (for the very first time!)

Tuesday Afternoons
Time: 3:30-5:30 PST
Dates: April 21st, 28th, May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, June 2nd & 9th

Thursday Evenings
Time: 7pm-9pm PST
Dates: April 23rd, 30th, May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, June 4th & 11th

Tuition:  $150 per person  

* Student rate and sliding scale available to ensure accessibility. 

The Intelligent Love course is a bold spiritual journey towards compassion and justice in the area of sex trafficking. Through an 8-week facilitated curriculum, participants will be educated and empowered to create meaningful change in their communities and larger world by engaging the root causes of sexual exploitation. The course is designed to equip individuals and groups to seek justice in their individual and collective contexts from a position rooted in faith. The title Intelligent Love refers to the need to move beyond charity to address systemic change. The more justice we have, the less charity we need. Sessions will include theological reflection, group exercises, discussion, lecture, guest speakers, and faith rooted-organizing training where we explore how our faith informs our resistance to the gender-based oppressions fuelling the sex industry. By the end of the course the group will be equipped to organize themselves and act with compassion and justice to interfere with the sex industry.

Course Topics Includes:

  • Biblical Justice & Equality
  • Gender Socialization
  • Demand as the Root Cause of Sexual Exploitation
  • The Local Landscape of Prostitution & Trafficking (Including Legal Challenges)
  • Colonialism, Race, & Indigenous Women
  • Pornography & Rape Culture
  • Prostitution Survivor Story

Participants are asked to commit to the following:

• Attend all 8 sessions and participate in take home assignments (exceptions made for illness etc.)
• Pass on the knowledge you gain by teaching it to others
• Engage in the learning with an open heart and open mind