Chuck Colson

Only in today’s hypersensitive society could a leader in an organization with Christian in its name be offended by Christianity. But it reminds us what happens when Christians sell out our core principles and abandon our worldview for the sake of “success.” Take this as a cautionary tale and support those who are trying once again to “lift up the C” in the YMCA.

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Anita Wadhwani, “YMCAs Weigh Faith vs. Fitness,” Tennessean, 31 July 2006.

Learn more about the YMCA Mission.

Erin Brewer, “YMCA Swim Programs Designed to Teach Students More than Strokes,” Winston-Salem Journal, 24 August 2006.

Mayer N. Zald and Patricia Denton, “From Evangelism to General Service: The Transformation of the YMCA,” Administrative Science Quarterly VIII, no. 2 (September 1963).

Chuck Colson

Chuck Colson was the Chief Counsel for Richard Nixon and served time in prison for Watergate-related charges. In 1976, Colson founded Prison Fellowship Ministries, which, in collaboration with churches of all confessions and denominations, has become the world's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, crime victims, and their families.
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