The right to speak freely is something we cherish in our society. In fact most western democracies list free speech as a fundamental right. So what happens when one’s right to free speech collides with one’s right to practice freedom of religion? On Tuesday the Eats and Exegetes group discussed this issue in light of the Muhammad cartoon controversy.
Eats and Exegetes. The first word is easily understood, but what does “exegetes” mean? Exegesis simply means to study texts. Cadet Lynda Wakelin shares with us about this unique group that meets once a month over lunch to discuss the issues of the day.
The CFOT Cadet Council recently unveiled a brand new constitution. This document will guide current and future sessions of cadet councils. It is a unique creation and one tailor made for CFOT Winnipeg.
Reverand Dr. Karen Hamilton, the General Director for the Canadian Council of Churches was a recent guest at the CFOT chapel, and she brought us a reflection on her recent visit to New York City where she met with church leaders including Commissioner Christine MacMillan and the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
It was the first time in over 20 years that a sitting General visited Winnipeg, and CFOT is thrilled to offer you his address to cadets, officers and those who proclaim the gospel. In what proved to be a stirring message on this notable visit, General Shaw Clifton offered two words of inspiration to his congregation at the CFOT chapel, “Vision and Verdict”.
General Shaw Clifton and Commissioner Helen Clifton visited CFOT on Friday and spoke with staff and the cadets with a challenge to “Vision and Verdict”. The General’s words were well received, and he and Commissioner Clifton’s visit was truly a highlight for all involved.