Thursday, September 11, 2014

California Univerisites De-Recognize InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

RNS reported this week that the California State University System is withdrawing official recognition  of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at its 23 campuses because the organization limits leadership roles to those who affirm belief in its traditional Christian Doctrinal Basis (full text). While membership in the group is open to any student, its limit on who may be leaders conflicts with the University System's non-discrimination policy. De-recognition means the group will lose it discount on use of meeting rooms, and will lose access to other official events such as student fairs. Christian Post reports that the group will  will now use other techniques, including social media, for recruitment.