Oxford College Student Union Lifts Ban on Christian Union After Deeming It ‘Harmful’ to Students

An Oxford University college student union has decided it will now allow the Christian Union to participate in future freshers’ fairs, following controversy over its initial ban.BBC News reported on Tuesday that organizers have allowed religious groups to take part at future fairs, with Balliol College declaring it is pleased “the students themselves have now resolved this matter.””The Christian Union will be offered a stall at future freshers’ fairs,” a college spokesman added.”Balliol is a tolerant, friendly college where students of all faiths and none are free to worship and express their beliefs openly.”A Christian Union spokeswoman added that such an incident is “a pretty rare experience” and has been “amicably resolved.”A leaked email chain reported on by Oxford University student newspaper Cherwell on Sunday revealed that the student union had banned the Christian stall at the fair, wishing to keep it a “secular space.”

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