'Sexist' row club open to women
A CHRISTIAN student group embroiled in a row over sexism says it will now welcome women speakers at all its events "without exception".
Bristol University Christian Union found itself at the centre of a storm after an e-mail to members which said women could only teach at or address some events if they were married and accompanied by their husbands.
The group was criticised by the university's feminist society, which accused it of having a policy that was "hugely discriminatory, deeply offensive and sexist to women".
Last night the Christian Union's president, Matt Oliver, issued a statement on behalf of the group which said it had never had a formal policy on women's ministry.
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He said: "In recent months, the Executive Committee have been exploring ways in which BUCU can best accommodate members with divergent and strongly held convictions, while expressing our unity as Christian believers.
"In line with our basic position throughout that process, which has not been widely publicised, the Executive Committee now wish to make clear that we will extend speaker invitations to both women and men, to all BUCU events, without exception. BUCU is utterly committed to reflecting the core biblical truth of the fundamental equality of women and men."