Campus Crusade for Christ Co-Founder Vonette Bright Passes Into Eternity

Bright-compressed(New York Times) Vonette Z. Bright, who founded Campus Crusade for Christ with her husband and built it into a global evangelical organization, died on Wednesday in Orlando, Fla. She was 89.

Her death, from complications of leukemia, was announced by Campus Crusade, which she and her husband, William R. Bright, founded in 1951 at the University of California, Los Angeles.

“Win the campus today, win the world tomorrow,” the organization liked to say. And the Brights set about doing just that, preaching the Gospel and spreading Christianity through conferences, Bible study groups and other programs. The organization changed its name to Cru in the United States in 2012.

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