by Moody Adams “The global evangelical para-church Campus Crusade for Christ is changing its name to 'Cru,’" reports Rikki Van Camp of the Associated Press.
They explain that "crusade" offends Muslims, referring to the ancient crusades against Islam. The word "campus" is “passé” they say. No reason is given for dropping the name of "Christ".
The organization claims 37,900 new souls for Christ over the last five years on their 1,029 campuses. AP points out that is about 7 per year per campus. With 5,000 full-time staff members that is less than 2 a year for a full time worker?
The Young Mens Crusade for Christ is now known as the "Y". What is going on?