The Christian Embassy is an evangelical organization affiliated with Cru, formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ. Like its parent organization, Christian Embassy describes itself as non-political and interdenominational.
The Christian Embassy website describes its mission this way,
We believe that the workplace offers endless opportunities for people to explore and apply what they believe to what they do for a living. We provide safe places and practical resources to help national and international leaders working in D.C., their spouses and staffs integrate their faith and their work.
The Christian Embassy was started in 1974 by Bill Bright, founder of CRU, and then-congressman for Arizona John Conlan, in order to serve as a spiritual resource to leaders working in Congress, the Executive Branch, and the diplomatic community.
The Christian Embassy runs a number of offices in cities around the world, including Washington D.C., London, and New York City. It is a Christian ministry, a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit company, and its United Nations office is a recognized Non-Governmental Organization.
- 1975 - Founded in Washington D.C.
- 1980 - Opened United Nations office
- 1985 - First annual International Prayer Breakfast on the Opening Day of the United Nations General Assembly. Canadian ministry launched in Ottawa
- 1990 - UN office officially accredited as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).