Friday, January 07, 2011

UK: YWCA loses Christianity from title

The Young Women's Christian Association, which is one of Britain's oldest charities, has dropped the word "Christian" from its name to better reflect its role in society.
07 Jan 2011

The YWCA, which was set up in 1855 to help young women going to London for the first time, has now become "Platform 51".

The name was chosen because 51 per cent of people are female and "women use us as a platform for having their say and for helping them into the next stage of their lives".

The rebranding is likely to raise questions among the charity's donors, many of whom give to it because of the organisation's Christian links. the rest


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