Name: Jim Crookes
Position: Chairman of CUI Board
Occupation: Bible teacher
Studied: Queen’s University Belfast; Physics & Computer Science
Why Jim feels the work of the CUs is important: Universities play a crucial role in the formation of culture. All the big ideas that have shaped Western culture have emerged from academia over the past 350 years. So it is vital that a thoughtful, persuasive Christian voice is heard on our University campuses. Christian Unions Ireland (CUI) supportsChristian students in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as they stand for Christ in an increasingly secular environment. Our job is to mobilise, equip, and support Christian students as they come together as partners in the Gospel. In so doing, a whole new generation of Christian leaders who know how to engage with contemporary culture will be built up.