Canadian University Drops Community Covenant

Trinity Western University’s board of governors has decided to no longer require students to sign the school’s community covenant. The covenant, which includes abstinence from sex outside of heterosexual marriage, has been blamed for blocking the university’s bid for accreditation of a long-proposed law school. The Supreme Court of Canada took issue with the covenant earlier this year, arguing that it discriminated against LGBT students.

In response to the board’s decision, TWU president Robert Kuhn issued a statement: “We will remain a Biblically based, mission-focused, academically excellent university, fully committed to our foundational evangelical Christian principles.”