I will pay for the following article Cultural Competency Portfolio. The work is to be 5 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. In contrast to other types of conflicts, cultural conflicts are characterized by ideological causality implying profound incompatibility of religious views, traditions, norms and rules of some kind of socially meaningful activity, i.e. incompatibility of ideologies.

The case chosen for this paper involves two opposing parties that have already been involved in a legal investigation of the situation, being unable to resolve the conflict by themselves. The conflict under consideration includes Christian Legal Society (CLS), “a nationwide, non-denominational organization of Christian lawyers, judges and law students” (Marci, 2010), and Hastings College of Law in California. As far as student groups and associations that are officially accepted by the college administration have certain privileges and even can apply for a funding program run by the college, CLS asked for registration as a recognized group. However, the college refused to register CLS because of its policy, keeping non-celibate homosexuals and non-Christians from joining. As a result, the controversy emerged between the general college policy of “all-comers” (ensuring the right to join the groups for everyone) and the policy of a separate social group. As one of the conflicting parties, CLS appeals to the right for free association declared by the United States Bill of Rights (prescribing freedom of assembly into various types of groups from trade unions to sports clubs). As for their position, they consider Hastings College to have violated this right guaranteed by one of the constitutional amendments. On the other hand, the college states this organization’s policy to be incompatible with their requirements for registered groups, though CLS was allowed to function within the campus and use college premises for meetings. Here, looking at the positions of two parties, one can see the conflict between the religious norms and beliefs fixed within the Christian environment of CLS and the policy of general tolerance supported by the college administration.

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