Since 1961, the UBF organization has endure four times of reform (or crisis) depending on how you look at it. Here are some of my observations about each event.
First Attempt: 1976
UBF was founded in 1961 in South Korea. In 1976, after the letter of reform sent by seven Korean UBF staff shepherds, UBF was founded in the USA. In just 15 years, UBF had serious issues that needed reformed.
The first reform attempt was by Koreans from Korea UBF.
Second Attempt: 1989
In 1989, James Kim (Director) of Toledo UBF helped lead another Korean shepherd reform movement, which resulted in the Kim’s family being driven away from UBF with a secret pact.
The second reform attempt was initiated by Koreans from Toledo UBF.
1.3. Third Attempt: 2001
In 2001, Jimmy Rhee of Chicago UBF and other Korean shepherds, missionaries and directors led another Korean shepherd reform movement, citing the same kinds of reform that were needed in 1976 and 1989. The result was the founding of Campus Ministry International (CMI) and another exodus of UBF leaders from places like Toledo UBF (USA), Chicago UBF (USA), Korea UBF and Germany UBF. Even the first UBF USA sheep from Toledo UBF, left UBF at this time and were labeled as enemies.
The third reform attempt was initiated by Koreans from Chicago UBF.
1.4. Fourth Attempt: 2011
In 2011 and the years prior, reform movements were sparked around the world. The notable and most vocal movements were in: Toledo UBF (USA), Penn State UBF (USA), Westloop/Chicago UBF (USA), India UBF, Kiev UBF, Russia UBF and Hong Kong UBF. The result was a mass exodus of dozens of long-time UBF leaders. One result was a large exodus of longtime UBF native (national) leaders. Another result was a large number of UBF leaders (Korean and native/national) who decided to remain as members of UBF in order to initiate new reforms internally. The fourth attempt was initiated by native (national) UBF leaders around the world.
What was your experience during any of these reform movements? What do you think of this summary? What information needs to be added or changed to make this a better summary?