Wednesday, November 29, 2006

CU, SU and all that Jazz

It's been an interesting time for Christian Unions and their relationship with Student Unions. Our CU at SMC is great - they are flexible, collaborative and good fun. I know it's not always like that, and Chaplaincy-CU relations are not always good. Of course, that's sometimes the Chaplain's fault, and sometimes the CU's. However, times are a-changing, and life may become more difficult for any organisation that wants to retain distinctiveness by insisting that its leadership are signed up to certain values, beliefs or principles.

Ekklesia have proposed some principles for a way forward, which you can read here . The response from the NUS is reported here. A full version of the report is available as a pdf download. When I've had a chance to digest it, I'll say more.

I must admit, I can't quite see how you can have a student Labour society without socialists on the committee - then again the national party manage it without any in Cabinet...

Anyway, here's some light relief whilst you meditate on the dilemmas

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