InterVaristy director considers OCL decision a “very good sign”

Posted by thetuftsdaily on December 6, 2012 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

The national field director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship issued a statement today that IVCF supports the Office of Campus Life’s decision to allow its Tufts chapter to exempt itself from the university’s nondiscrimination policy in choosing leaders that adhere to a specific set of religious beliefs.

“Tufts’ decision demonstrates that universities willing to engage in a conversation will recognize that any religious group must have freedom to choose leaders who affirm those standards,” IVCF national field director Greg Jao told Christianity Today. “It’s a very good sign that universities are open to conversation and change in many cases.”

Tufts Christian Fellowship, the campus chapter of IVCF, has 60 days to be granted religious justification by the University Chaplaincy and reapply under the new rules if it wishes to keep in its constitution the clause requiring its leaders to conform to evangelical beliefs.

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