Secular Club Fights for Recognition at Lutheran College

February 8, 2010

Organizers of the Secular Students of Concordia are trying to get officials of the Minnesota college to reconsider their refusal to recognize the organization, The Fargo-Moorhead Forum reported. College officials said that they could not recognize a group committed to ideals that conflict with those of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, with which the college is affiliated. On the organization's Facebook group, the club says its goals are to "to organize and gather students with interest and/or belief in the secular ways of thinking," "to inform and encourage the campus community about secularism, secular values and theories, and seeing these as adequate alternatives to religion" and to "enforce a greater tolerance towards secular beliefs, both on and off campus."

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