United We Stand: A report on current conflicts between Christian Unions and Students' Unions

United We Stand: A report on current conflicts between Christian Unions and Students' Unions

Abstract

A small number of of Christian Unions based in British Universities are in very public disputes with SUs which have made national headlines. Ekklesia’s investigation and research suggest that there is no overriding intent by SUs to ban or suppress Christianity or the preaching of the Christian faith. Many want to encourage CUs to be active and prominent members of Student life and engage fully with university institutions. They also seek the protection of Christians, as they do other religious groups on campus. Indeed, many SUs have Christians on their executives. Ekklesia has identified significant common ground between the parties involved. This report offers a concise overview of the points of contention, an analysis, as well as recommendations for finding a way forward.