Student asked university to remove Bibles (Charisma files)
Students in Aberystwyth are pushing for thousands of Gideon Bibles to be removed from university accommodation.
A poll conducted by the students’ union claims that more than half of students felt that having the Bibles in university accommodation as a matter of course was “uncomfortable” or “unacceptable.”
The call to ban Bibles mirrors action by the University of Huddersfield in 2013—it said it wanted its properties to be “ethically neutral.”
Student John David Morgan raised the matter at a student council meeting that 50 people attended in January.
He claimed that the “inclusion of Bibles in university bedrooms is inappropriate in a multicultural university such as Aberystwyth.”
The student went on to say: “It could be offensive for some, and the university should provide a safe space for students to explore and develop their beliefs in a neutral environment.”
Written by The Christian Institute
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