All posts tagged: Trinity Western University

Vancouver, BC Credit: Jerry Meaden/Flickr/Creative Commons

The Persecuted Christians of British Columbia

A young woman in Vancouver British Columbia applied for a job and received a reply: “… we are not a Christian organization, and most of us actually see Christianity as having destroyed our culture, tradition and way of life.” and “‘God bless’ is very offensive to me and yet another sign of your attempts to impose your religious views on me. I do not want to be blessed by some guy… who has been the very reason for the most horrendous abuses and human rights violations in the history of the human race.” There were other offensive statements, and she did not get the job, so she sued. I think she won 8500 dollars. RELATED: Trinity Western grad ‘attacked’ for being Christian in job rejection: CBC The young woman applied as a recent graduate of Trinity Western University, a private Christian school in BC, and the employers reacted when they learned that. But wait, there’s more: “Maybe the Trinity leadership would be better suited for a Putin’s Russia or any other like his regarding the …

Canadian Christian university wins major court battle against Nova Scotia law society

Trinity Western University (TWU) is a private Evangelical Christian university based in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. The school founded in 1962 has about 3,500 students. Both Canadian and American accreditation bodies recognize TWU’s degrees. In 2014, Trinity made application to issue a law degree, allowing graduating students to become lawyers. According to an article in The Globe and Mail, in order to issue a law degree a university “must receive approval from three bodies: The ministry, the provincial law society and the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.” TWU’s announcement caused a backlash from three provincial law societies — Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Ontario — who said they would not recognize a law degree from the University.