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Leaders Matter

Leaders developed at Brown University shape the future of our country by determining what media gets disseminated, what laws get passed, and how major decisions get made. Brown has produced influential figures including media mogul Ted Turner, actress Emma Watson, radio personality Ira Glass, and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

Today, however, we see many examples of failing leadership. We are a country that does not always protect the most vulnerable among us, that worships idols, such as money and fame, and that is focused on secular, earthly goals rather than spiritual and eternal ones. Raising up godly leaders at Brown is the start of having God at the center of our culture. Christian Union Libertas, which ministers to Brown invites you to become a partner in creating faithful leaders to transform our nation.

Who is shaping tomorrow's leaders?
A handful of universities and cities have an outsized influence on our nation’s culture. Nearly 70 percent of the nation’s most influential leaders come from just one percent of schools. Many of these institutions, including Brown, were founded on Christian principles. In 1763, James Manning, a Baptist minister who had graduated from College of New Jersey (later known as Princeton) the year before, was sent to Rhode Island by the Philadelphia Association of Baptist Churches to found the college that eventually became Brown.

Today, however, Brown is decidedly secular and, in many cases, overtly antagonistic to the Christian faith. This rocky ground is where Christian Union Libertas sets its stake.

Become a partner in developing and connecting these Christian leaders.

Christian Union Libertas believes that widespread proclamation of the Gospel and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit will transform Brown and as a result, our nation. This new spiritual vitality will be built by students shaped at Brown. The ministry develops leaders through mentoring and in-depth biblical study that honors the needs of the intellectual, intensely motivated students at Brown.

Highly-qualified ministry faculty guide students in a deep understanding of their Christian faith. Through Bible courses and discipleship they learn to seek God’s purpose for their lives and graduate ready to do His work in the world. After graduation, Christian Union continues to nurture Brown alumni with the faith and power to reshape our institutions through our alumni engagement programs and through CU New York.

Today you can help us make all this possible.

Christian Union Libertas Cornerstone Partners make these goals a reality. A charitable gift of $25 or more enables ministry faculty to develop and equip our nation's future leaders. Becoming a Christian Union Libertas Cornerstone Partner also affords you these unique benefits:



CU Cornerstone Libertas Partners are listed in Christian Union’s annual report if giving at the Bronze level or above. These Partners are also honored with their names posted prominently in the CU Libertas ministry center for students to take courage that people around the world care about their Christian development and the witness of Christ at Brown.

Special invitations
Christian Union honors CU Cornerstone Partners with invitations to select special events free of charge. Those who are Partners at CU Libertas also receive invitations to special CU events at Brown.
Christian Union recognizes that those who are partners in the ministry appreciate special updates. The ministry provides CU Libertas Cornerstone Partners with regular updates on the work, including communications from CEO and Founder Matt Bennett and from the CU Libertas Ministry Director and students.  Please know that CU associates pray for partners and their families every month.  


Become a CU Libertas Cornerstone Partner now.

With your generous charitable gift of $25 or more, you will help Christian Union lay the foundation for revival and spiritual health in our nation. Simply complete the form below and you will be a partner in this vital work.

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Christian Union Libertas derives its name from the Latin word for liberty or freedom which is libertas. Brown’s charter stated that “into this liberal and catholic institution shall never be admitted any religious tests: But, on the contrary, all the members hereof shall forever enjoy full, free, absolute, and uninterrupted liberty of conscience.” The ministry likewise embraces a vision of Christian freedom that comes through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Christian Union is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible as to the extent allowed by applicable law. To learn more about the benefits, and rights and responsibilities, of Cornerstone Partners, please go to www.ChristianUnion.org/cp-benefitsandrights.

ecfa memberThe ministry is a member of the Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability (ECFA) and has its finances audited annually. Charges to credit cards appear as “Christian Union 6098740040.”

If you have questions, please contact a partner representative at (609) 874-0040, or email us at giving@ChristianUnion.org.