Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Trinity Western University in court again

Christian post-secondary institution continues struggle to open a law school
Trinity Western University.
Trinity Western University was in the B.C. Court of Appeal last week and is in Ontario appeal courts this week. President Bob Kuhn wrote a statement to friends and supporters:
"This is a vital time for the future of Trinity Western University, and for the future of our freedom. Within the next 10 days, Courts of Appeal in both B.C. and Ontario will be hearing the case for TWU's proposed School of Law."
The university has been criticized for asking students to abide by a Community Covenant during their studies, which, among other things, requires students to abstain from sex outside marriage between a man and a woman.
"This journey and these challenges are about more than a law school - they're about freedom. We're profoundly privileged to live in a country where our freedom to believe in Jesus Christ, to express that belief, and to form a community defined by biblical principles, is protected by the Charter. We pray that the courts will honour and protect this freedom."
TWU entered the B.C. Court of Appeal after the B.C. Supreme Court ruled in its favour in December.

Critics have said the Community Covenant discriminates against LGBT people.

To find out the latest developments in the law school saga, see TWU's Twitter feed or Blog. You can also read more about their law school here.

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