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William R. "Bill" Bright (October 19, 1921 – July 19, 2003) was an American evangelist. In 1951 at the University of California, Los Angeles he founded Campus Crusade for Christ as a ministry for university students.<ref name ="NYT Obituary">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In 1952 he wrote The Four Spiritual Laws. In 1979 he produced the Jesus Film.

In 1996 Bill Bright was awarded the $1.1 million Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, and donated the money to promote the spiritual benefits of fasting and prayer.<ref name="NYT Templeton">President of Cru Gets $1 Million Religion Prize New York Times</ref> In 2001 he stepped down as leader of the organization and Rev. Steve Douglass became president.<ref name ="NYT Obituary"/> He died in 2003.


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