Eastern Mennonite University to Review Hiring Policies of Homosexuals

By: Carly Stephenson Email
By: Carly Stephenson Email

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Eastern Mennonite University plans to review their hiring policies of homosexuals.

On Monday, the president will announce to students that university trustees have recommended a six month process. The board said that listening process will begin in January and will be designed by the president.

This comes as some members of the faculty and student body want there to be a larger safe space on campus to talk about sexual orientation.

In its official statement, the board reaffirms the university's relationship with the Mennonite Church.

Eastern Mennonite University also has a policy that gives staff the right to have their own personal beliefs.

The president will address campus on Monday in a 90 minute university forum.

On this issue, President Loren Swartzendruber released a comment talking about current church issues.

"As a Christian university it is our responsibility to engage in community discussion and discernment over issues that Mennonite Congregations - indeed almost All churches in the United States today - are wrestling with," said Swartzendruber.

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