TWU FIGHTS FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Trinity Western University (TWU) is continuing to struggle for the right to have its proposed law school recognized and future graduates permitted to practice law in all provinces.
Testimonies were presented in BC and Ontario Courts of Appeals this week in attempt to determine whether the law societies have infringed upon the religious freedom of the Christian university by refusing to recognize credentials simply because of the religious beliefs of the school and the students who go there.
TWU requires that all staff and students sign a Community Covenant Agreement which includes the understanding of sexual intimacy being reserved for marriage between one man and one woman. Governing law societies in BC, Nova Scotia and Ontario have refused to grant potential law graduates of TWU the accreditation required to practice law in the provinces, claiming that the university promotes discrimination against the LGBT community.
WHY THIS CASE MATTERS TO YOU
The denial of accreditation to TWU's law school challenges the freedom of all religious institutions and communities in Canada. Qualified lawyers will not be recognized or permitted to practice law because of their personally-held religious beliefs. This is a complete violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, an affront to all Christian individuals and institutions, and indeed to all Canadians.
Members of the TWU defence and witness teams presenting before the courts this week have asked that the Church continue to uphold this case in prayer in the days and weeks ahead. Please join us in praying:
▪ For wisdom and favour for those fighting on behalf of religious freedom;
▪ That the judges would fully uphold the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and rule in favour of TWU;
▪ That this would set a precedent of warning to those who would dare attempt to withhold our religious freedom from us in the future.
Thank you for your prayers. May God keep our land glorious and FREE!