The CRCNA denominational offices have been asked about Religious Exemption requests for those wanting to be exempt from what may be required vaccinations by various institutions. In consultation with several staff as well as the President of Calvin Theological Seminary, we provide the following note:
A review of our denominational history would show that the CRCNA has not previously provided a religious exemption to people who ask to be exempt from being required to receive a vaccine as a condition for study or work.
At the same time, people who desire such an exemption may work through their local, state, provincial government or employer requirements on this issue, including following any process by which the religious exemption is to be claimed.
As Christians we are called to work through the authorities that God places in our lives on such issues. Thank you for the interest people have expressed in wanting to know how to navigate in these times.