Professor questions religious leadership opportunities

Dear Editor,

It’s sad that the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is no longer an officially sanctioned SSU club. And I write that as faculty adviser to SSU’s Jewish Student Union.

Our club is open to everyone. Many non-Jews attend our weekly Shabbat dinners and we have no policy that restricts official club positions to Jews. That said, it’s hard to see why someone who isn’t Jewish (or Christian in the case of InterVarsity) would ever want to be club secretary, president or whatever. It’s not as if the position comes with a roll of cash and a condo in Maui...

- Adrian Praetzellis, Professor, Anthropology