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Campus evangelical group faces 'de-recognizing'
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(Boston Globe) The student government at Tufts University has taken measures to “de-recognize” an evangelical group on campus because the group requires its leaders to adhere to “basic biblical truths of Christianity,” student government members said on Friday.
The Tufts Community Union Judiciary, the university’s judicial branch of student government, voted earlier this month to no longer recognize the Tufts Christian Fellowship, a chapter of the national InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Tufts student government officials said in a prepared statement.
The Tufts Christian Fellowship constitution requires that its leaders be dedicated to biblical tenets such as believing solely in one God and in the “personal return of Jesus Christ, who will judge all people with justice and mercy.”
Greg Bodwin, vice chairman of the Tufts Community Union Judiciary, said the fellowship’s leadership requirement violates the discriminatory clause of the Tufts student constitution and that they are the only group to have such a requirement.
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