Campus Crusade for Christ is a Christian ministry in the USA, and it recently was renamed due the violent associations with the word “crusade”. The group will simply be known as “Cru” as of 2012. The ministry worried that the horribly violent Christian crusades of the 11th-13th centuries would be associated with their peace
efforts. Since the group was founded in 1951 by evangelist Bill Bright, American missionaries have found that using the term “crusade” internationally often caused offence. The group has also eliminated the word “campus” from their name because most of the work that they do has expanded beyond the school campus setting.