Periodically, the human and civil rights of a community seem to be in conflict. Such is the case with Trinity Western University’s (TWU) Community Covenant that requires students to refrain from engaging in premarital sex. Further, it stipulates that sexual intimacy is reserved for marriage between one man and one woman. Some believe that such a requirement is unacceptable and that TWU should not be able to have a law school, and that its law school graduates should not be allowed to practice law. Others, including the BCCLA, have taken the position that Charter-protected freedom of religion and association protects a right for TWU to require its students to sign the Community Covenant, even though the covenant is discriminatory.
Join BCCLA Policy Director Micheal Vonn as she explores the arguments marshalled by people on both sides of this issue, and how the courts have dealt with this kind of issue.
Light refreshments will be provided. Please reserve your tickets.
Cost: $7 for members of the Workplace Centre for Spiritual & Ethical Development, $10 for non-members
Date & Time: Wednesday, January 14th, 2015, 7:15-8:30 am
Location: Alliance for Arts and Culture, 938 Howe Street, Vancouver, 1st floor auditorium (click here for map)