Religious Liberty

Exams on Sabbath

Eglan Brooks

Eglan Brooks

President & Director Religious Liberty


Phone: +44 1923 672251

Dear students

In the practice of your faith as a Seventh-day Adventist Christian you may be challenged in being asked to sit examinations that are scheduled during Sabbath hours. We understand that when examinations or lectures are scheduled during Sabbath hours it can cause great tension as to following your faith convictions or pursuing your educational prospects. As a Christian family, the BUC wants to stand in support of Adventist students and to this end we will work with you in practical ways through prayer, writing letters to your educational establishment, liaising with your pastor and conference. If you need a letter please contact my secretary by calling 01923 672251 or emailing her. She will generally need the specific details of the course tutor and institution as well as the exam and date in question to be able to help.

Over the years many prayers and letters have gone out to educational institutions and the request for Adventist students to have examinations rescheduled outside of the Sabbath hours have been honoured. However, there have been those who have had to exhibit their faith as Hannaniah, Mishael and Azariah by being cast into the fiery furnace due to their religious convictions and practice.

Please let us know if we can support you in anyway

Pastor Ian Sweeney
President and Director for Public Affairs and Religious Liberty