Will InterVarsity Losing Cal State Standoff Be Tipping Point for Campus Ministries Nationwide?

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Despite a year’s worth of persuasion and a New York Times article that sparked widespread support this summer, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has lost campus access in America’s largest university system because it requires student leaders to affirm Christian doctrines.

California State University has told the campus ministry that “no exemption can be made” to a new non-discrimination policy that requires leadership positions be open to all students, InterVarsity announced in a monthly prayer letter. Now 23 student chapters are no longer recognized by their universities as official student groups, losing free access to rooms for meetings and student activities fairs for recruiting.

“While we are disappointed, we know God is sovereign,” stated InterVarsity. “He holds the decisions of Cal State and the future of our chapters in his hands. We believe he hears our laments and our requests for intervention.”

Learn more from Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra at Christianity Today

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