Hard Questions at Harvard

The weekend of The Game, the traditional November football rivalry between Harvard and Yale, would not seem an ideal time for Christians to sponsor a forum to ask hard questions about “Truth for Christ and the Church,” the original text of Harvard’s seal.

Yet, the Harvard Graduate School Christian Fellowship and Harvard-Radcliffe Christian Impact chose The Game weekend for their Harvard Veritas Forum, featuring a tempting array of alternatives for students weary of football and the party scene.

Ravi Zacharias, an internationally known Christian apologist, spoke for two nights on the Harvard campus in November, launching a weekend of discussion groups, film screenings, and a songfest. More than 1,000 people attended.

Kelly Monroe, forum coordinator, said they developed the program because most people are only familiar with the altered version of Harvard’s seal Veritas, and do not realize the original seal reads Veritas Christo et Ecclesiae (Truth for Christ and the Church).

“Our goal,” Monroe said, “was to encourage the understanding of truth in relation to Christ and the church. The response was far beyond my expectations. We hope students from other schools will want to do this as well.”

Green Cross Addresses Ecology Problems

A group of Christian leaders concerned with ecological issues has formed Green Cross, a new Christian environmental organization.

Plans for the organization were announced following a meeting of a dozen church leaders under the auspices of the North American Conference on Christianity and Ecology (NACCE).

Job Ebenezer, a Green Cross executive committee member, said the group’s work will include advocacy and theological study of environmental issues and education. ...

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