Campus Crusade becomes ‘Cru’
When the girl from Tennessee in my small group told me that she had been at ‘Cru’, I proudly used my cross-cultural expertise to engage with her in a discussion about competitive rowing as a convenient segue into The Social Network. Of course, she had simply meant that she was part of Campus Crusades for Christ.
Campus Crusades is a great college student organization in the States, of which I have much respect for. And it’s about time they changed their name! I think that detaching themselves from the word ‘crusade’, which suggests that unbelievers are infidels that need to be converted by force, is a wise move. ‘Cru’ has already become a well-used shortened term, and so is a perfect replacement. Some might say they should have gone further, but ‘Cru’ will do!
Read the Christianity Today article here.