|Name||Charles Freer Andrews|
|Date of Birth||February 12, 1871|
|Place of Birth||England|
Charles Freer Andrews was born on February 12, 1871 in England. He died on Apr 5, 1940 (age 69). Andrews became a prominent figure in the Christian radicalism movement after returning to his home country of England in his latter years. He is most known for his personal connection and activist partnership with Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian Independence movement. He is the author of a number of works, some of which are What I Owe to Christ and Christ and Labor.
Following his graduation from Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he majored in Classics, he was ordained as a deacon in the Church of England and then joined the Cambridge Mission to Delhi. He joined the Indian National Congress while he was living in India and became active in the organisation. Gandhi dubbed Andrews “Christ’s Faithful Apostle” as a play on Andrews’ initials, which are C.F.A. Gandhi was Andrews’ closest friend. As the son of a preacher in the Catholic Apostolic Church, he spent his childhood in the English cities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Birmingham.