We are Canada's national association of Christian lawyers and law students.
As Christian legal professionals, we are heirs to a tradition of legal thought that bears on many of the most pressing legal and constitutional questions facing our culture and profession. Yet we also understand that the practice of law is a vocation: a calling from God. This is a sobering mandate, and we believe it is our responsibility to further develop that tradition and work with others to pursue what justice requires in a free and democratic society.
Do doctors have to change their religious belief and conscientious convictions upon the release of every Supreme Court decision? Do regulators have the ability to mandate - with statutory authority and punitive powers - that change in belief? Or in the face of a refusal to change, can regulators oblige doctors to practice against the very core of their ethical and moral standards?
At the biggest Christian Legal Institute to date, undergraduate students, professors, lawyers, law students, theologians, pastors, and jurists came together to explore contemporary Canadian issues through a Christian worldview.
Can the state force children to participate in classroom activities that violate their religious
beliefs so that other students will not be discomforted by their absence?