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Jesus Freaks (youth movement) Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Freaks_(youth_movement)

Jesus Freaks International
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Symbol of Jesus Freaks; Alpha and Omega
FormationSeptember 1991
FounderMartin Dreyer
HeadquartersGermany
FieldsChristian youth organization

Jesus Freaks International is a German evangelical Christian youth organization. The movement uses the Alpha and Omega symbol to represent Jesus Christ.

History[edit]

The Jesus Freaks movement was created in September 1991 in Hamburg, Germany by Martin Dreyer.[1]

Freakstock main stage in 2004

Criticism[edit]

Critics cite the movement as leaning towards conservative fundamentalism,[2] and having the appearance of a closed society with a high level of peer pressure internally.[3] However, they point out that they provide ministry to drug abusers, the homeless, and others often marginalized by the mainstream church.[3][4]

Duane Pederson, who became one of the primary voices in the US Jesus Movement of the 1970s, see parallels between that movement and the new German one.[4] Specifically, both movements were created from grass roots.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Jesus Freaks".
  2. ^ Schrammek, Notker (2001). "Fundamentalistisch" (in German). Roman Catholic Diocese of Erfurt.
  3. ^ a b Von Guido Walter (1996-01-22). "JESUS FREAKS: Gottes geile Truppe". FOCUS (4).
  4. ^ a b c Pederson, Duane (2009). "The new Jesus Freaks Movement in Europe".

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