by Leonardo Blair, The Christian Post
Trinity Western University, Canada’s largest privately-funded Christian university, will no longer require students to sign a Community Covenant agreeing to abstain from same-sex and other relationships outside marriage between a man and a woman.
The top-ranked university, which enrolls about 4,000 students annually, announced recently its decision to scrap mandatory agreement to the covenant as part of the admissions process. The decision was made at a recent meeting of its Board of Governors.
“In furtherance of our desire to maintain TWU as a thriving community of Christian believers that is inclusive of all students wishing to learn from a Christian viewpoint and underlying philosophy, the Community Covenant will no longer be mandatory as of the 2018-19 Academic year with respect to admission of students to, or continuation of students at, the University,” the board said in a motion cited by university President Robert G. Kuhn.
A university spokesperson told CBC that while students will no longer be required to sign the covenant, faculty, staff and administrators will still have to sign it.
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