Christian World Liberation Front

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Christian World Liberation Front

"On and around the campus of the University of California at Berkeley, former Campus Crusade for Christ missionary Jack Sparks and several co-workers formed the Christian World Liberation Front or CWLF (later called the Berkeley Christian Coalition) and published one of the first Jesus People newspapers, Right On! (later re-named Radix).

"Where much of the Jesus Movement including the Hollywood Free Paper was often criticized as simplistic and superficial, Sparks' group engaged UC Berkeley's radical intellectuals, presenting the peaceful "inner revolution" of Jesus as a rational alternative to violent political revolution. Sparks patterned his strategy after the then-popular radical movement the Third World Liberation Front, drawing up a strong 13-point manifesto of the CWLF's beliefs." [1]

Also see John G. Turner, Bill Bright & Campus Crusade for Christ (UNC Press, ).

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  1. A brief history of the Jesus Movement, hollywoodfreepaper, accessed February 2, 2009.