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.
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?
Christian Legal Fellowship, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, and the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario form coalition as interveners in Christian Medical and Dental Society v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
Over 50 students from 9 law schools across the country gathered at uOttawa to gain practical skills for the study and practice of law, and to reflect upon the integration of faith with law, and their vocational calling to serve God through the legal profession.
“So three lawyers, a Catholic, an Evangelical, and a Mormon are sitting in a lounge over lunch when…” sounds like the start of a bad joke, but it’s exactly what happened at the University of Alberta as students, faculty, and local practitioners gathered to discuss the role of religion in the legal profession.