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megimoo
01-07-2011, 04:44 AM
YWCA Drops the Word Christian from its Historic Name to Call Itself Platform 51

One of the country’s best-known charities has changed its name, losing the clearest link to its Christian roots.The Young Women’s Christian Association has dropped its historic title after 156 years because ‘it no longer stands for who we are’.

Instead the organisation – which is mainly funded by legacies left by Christian supporters over 15 decades – will be known as ‘Platform 51’. Bosses say the name was chosen to reflect the fact that 51 per cent of people are female and that they can use the charity as a platform ‘to have their say’ and ‘to move to the next stage of their lives’.

The decision to drop all mention of Christianity from the charity’s name and purposes drew criticism from religious groups yesterday.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1344779/YWCA-drops-word-Christian-historic-Platform-51.html

PoliCon
01-07-2011, 10:15 AM
The organization fundamentally had changed who and what they are and there should be an ability on the part of donors to reevaluate their donations in light in this shift in focus and operations model and to shift such donations to other charities.

Gingersnap
01-07-2011, 10:50 AM
The organization fundamentally had changed who and what they are and there should be an ability on the part of donors to reevaluate their donations in light in this shift in focus and operations model and to shift such donations to other charities.

I think they already have. That's why the YMCA has to beg government for grant money in the States now.

Odysseus
01-07-2011, 12:00 PM
I think they already have. That's why the YMCA has to beg government for grant money in the States now.

So, when they no longer render unto God, they have to go begging to Caesar. Gotta love it.

PoliCon
01-07-2011, 10:45 PM
So, when they no longer render unto God, they have to go begging to Caesar. Gotta love it.

Poetic isn't it :cool:

Novaheart
01-07-2011, 10:54 PM
In other news , Bally's has changed their name to Mrs. Chang's House of Pleasure.