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Cru (Christian organization)

Cru (known as Campus Crusade for Christ until 2011) is an evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1951 at the University of California, Los Angeles by Bill Bright as a ministry for university students. Since then Cru has since expanded its focus to include adult professionals, athletes and high school students. In 2011 Cru had 25,000 missionaries in 191 countries.

Cru relocated its world headquarters from Arrowhead Springs, San Bernardino, California to Orlando, Florida in 1991. The current president of the organization is Steve Douglass.

In 2011, Campus Crusade for Christ in the United States changed its name to Cru, to avoid the negative connotation of "crusade" from the historical Crusades (particularly to Muslim communities) and that much of the organization's work was no longer limited to college campuses.

Cru

Cru or CRU may refer to:

  • Amsterdam Crusaders, an American football team in the Netherlands
  • Cru (Christian organization)
  • The Crusader Union of Australia or CRU
  • Cru (wine), term for a vineyard
  • Cru (album), an album by Seu Jorge
  • Cru (group), an American hip hop group
  • Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, UK
  • CRU Group, a business intelligence company
  • CRU (EP), an EP by Gnarwolves

Cru (album)

Cru is a 2004 album by Seu Jorge first released in France on September 21, 2004 by parisian independent label Fla-Flu (Favela Chic) with the record company Naïve. This was his second album to be released outside his native Brazil, the first being Carolina. Many of the songs on the album are covers such as "Chatterton", written by Serge Gainsbourg and "Don't" by Leiber & Stoller. The album also includes political and social commentary in songs like "Mania de Peitão" and "Eu Sou Favela".

The song Tive Razão was featured in FIFA 07 by EA Sports.

Cru (wine)

Cru is "a vineyard or group of vineyards, especially one of recognized quality". It is a French wine term which is traditionally translated as "growth", as it was originally the past participle of the verb "croitre" (to grow). As a wine term it is closely connected to terroir in the sense of an "extent of terrain having a certain physical homogeneity . . . considered from the point of view of the nature of the soil as communicating a particular character to its produce, notably to wine". It may thus be defined as: "Terroir as a place of production" or an "Ensemble of terrains considered from the point of view of what grows there, from a particular cultivation." More specifically, cru is often used to indicate a specifically named and legally defined vineyard or ensemble of vineyards and the vines "which grow on [such] a reputed terroir; by extension of good quality." The term is also used to refer to the wine produced from such vines. The term cru is often used within classifications of French wine. By implication, a wine that displays (or is allowed to display) the name of its cru on its wine label is supposed to exhibit the typical characteristics of this cru. The terms Premier Cru, Grand Cru, etc., are generally translated into English as First Growth, Great Growth, etc.; they designate levels of presumed quality that are variously defined in different wine regions.

Cru (band)

Cru was an American hip hop group formally signed to Def Jam Recordings composed of three members, Chadio, Mighty Ha and Yogi. The group's first appearance was the "We Got It Goin' On" remix by R&B group Changing Faces in 1995. Two years later the group released their debut album, Da Dirty 30, which featured three singles " Just Another Case" " Pronto" and " Bubblin'". After the release of the album, the group disbanded with Yogi becoming a successful hip hop producer. After a long hiatus, Chadio resumed his career and released an album titled "Internal Insurgency" via iTunes in 2009.

CRU (EP)

CRU is a six track EP by British punk rock band Gnarwolves released on 16 July 2012 through BSM Recordings and Tangled Talk Records. All six tracks would later appear on the compilation album Chronicles of Gnarnia. All the song titles on this EP are references to the book Brave New World.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

cru

from French cru "vineyard," literally "growth" (16c.), from Old French crois (12c.; Modern French croît), from croiss-, stem of croistre "growth, augment, increase," ultimately from Latin crescere "come forth, spring up, grow, thrive" (see crescent).

Wiktionary

cru

n. A grade or class of wine; as, ''premier cru''

Usage examples of "cru".

After surviving the severe tutoring of Mephistis Cru, the Baron didn't know if he ever wanted to undergo such an ordeal again.

Mephistis Cru had been loath to make the concession, but the nobles had refused to come otherwise.

The Baron consumed two snifters of kirana brandy, double the limit Cru had attempted to impose on him, but he didn't care.

Swallowing hard, Cru touched his neck unconsciously where thick layers of powder masked the heavy bruises from Rabban's recent stranglehold.

Mephistis Cru scampered in from a back room, waving his hands and | pleading for calm.

The Baron pointed down at the flailing figure, surprised that Cru still had enough strength to keep his head out of the goo.

As the thick, lumpy liquid began to swirl, Mephistis Cru tried to swim even more frantically.

For all his preposterous training, Mephistis Cru had known how to compose a polite turn of phrase.

  After surviving the severe tutoring of Mephistis Cru, the Baron didn't know if he ever wanted to undergo such an ordeal again.

  Mephistis Cru had been loath to make the concession, but the nobles had refused to come otherwise.

  The Baron consumed two snifters of kirana brandy, double the limit Cru had attempted to impose on him, but he didn't care.

  Swallowing hard, Cru touched his neck unconsciously where thick layers of powder masked the heavy bruises from Rabban's recent stranglehold.

  Mephistis Cru scampered in from a back room, waving his hands and pleading for calm.

  The Baron pointed down at the flailing figure, surprised that Cru still had enough strength to keep his head out of the goo.

  As the thick, lumpy liquid began to swirl, Mephistis Cru tried to swim even more frantically.