Christian Union—the parent group for Harvard College Faith and Action, a campus Christian group currently on "administrative probation"—reported over $600,000 in expenditures for HCFA in 2017.
According to the organizers of Friday’s meeting, attendees emphasized the need for the College to take stronger disciplinary action against Harvard College Faith and Action.
Biblical scholar and queer rights activist Matthew R. Vines argued for a BGLTQ-accepting reading of the Bible to a crowd of around fifty College and graduate students Saturday.
The peer educators will comprise undergrads who will “facilitate conversations, journaling exercises, meditation practices, and other activities.”
Harvard Hillel hosted a Seder last week meant to oppose Israeli presence in the West Bank and Gaza, though organizers complained of some “censorship” from administrators.
The approved UC legislation prevents the religious group from receiving any Council funding for the remainder of spring 2018.
Some College students are organizing an email campaign to urge the OSL to more harshly punish Harvard College Faith and Action.
The UC finance committee voted to recommend legislation that would bar religious group Harvard College Faith and Action from all Council funding.
Harvard College Faith and Action will not lose the ability to book rooms, recruit students, or receive Undergraduate Council funding as part of its year-long probation.
The Undergraduate Council passed a resolution denouncing the actions of religious group HCFA and affirming its support for the BGLTQ community Sunday.
Brunching across campus Sunday, many undergraduates said they opposed HCFA’s move to demote the student as well as what they called the group’s negative stance toward BGLTQ Harvard affiliates.
Harvard College Faith and Action will need to sever ties with parent group Christian Union in order to re-earn recognition from the College at the end of its year-long administrative probation.
College Places HCFA On ‘Probation’ After Group Barred Student in Same-Sex Relationship from Leadership
The College has placed Harvard College Faith and Action on “administrative probation” for a year after the organization pressured a female member of its student leadership to resign in September following her decision to date a woman.