Youth for Christ
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Time Period
1946
Description
Youth for Christ (YFC) emerged in the 1940s with the goal of meeting the religious needs of the country’s youth better, the soldiers in particular. This evangelical religious campaign held multiple rallies that blended Christian worship, entertainment, and patriotism. These events reached millions of young people both domestically and internationally. It also propelled a young Illinois pastor by the name of Billy Graham into the spotlight as the YFC’s national field representative.
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Biographies
Graham, William "Billy"
Photographs

Billy Graham speaking at a Youth for Christ rally- Flickr- photo by Richard Bromley (CC BY 2.0)

Youth for Christ rally flyer- Flickr- photo by Richard Bromley (CC BY 2.0)

YFC Canada Conference- Flickr- photo by Dwayne (CC BY-NC 2.0)

YFC Central Visayas Regional Youth Conference- Flickr- photo by Glen Charles Lopez (CC BY 2.0)
Book/Journal Source(s)
Lippy, Charles, and Peter Williams, 2010. Encyclopedia of Religion in America. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.
Web Source(s)
http://www.yfc.net/
Official website
Web Page Contributor
Benjamin T. Gurrentz
Affliated with: Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in Sociology

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