THE EFC UPDATE - 2014.10.28
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PLAN NOW TO PRAY FOR THE PERSECUTED NOV. 9
Join Christians worldwide in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. The website www.idop.ca, organized by a partnership including the EFC’s Religious Liberty Commission, offers free downloadable resources you can use in your group or church.
NOVA SCOTIA WILL REVIEW BAN OF TWU LAWYERS
Will law school graduates from Trinity Western University be allowed to practise law in Nova Scotia? A decision by the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society basically says “not until TWU changes its Christian community covenant,” but that ban will be challenged at the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in December. The EFC (together with Christian Higher Education Canada) filed legal arguments in the case last week, arguing that the provincial law society overstepped its mandate and that its decision violates the religious freedom of TWU and its graduates. See theEFC.ca/TWULaw.
THE EFC AT 50
The latest issue of the EFC’s bimonthly newsletter, Canada Watch, is always available at theEFC.ca/CanadaWatch. Don’t miss the current spotlight interview with EFC President Bruce Clemenger, in which he reflects on the EFC’s 50th anniversary.
- Buying Sex Is Not a Sport (Pan Am Games 2015), Welland, Ont., Oct. 29
- Civic Prayer Breakfast, Ottawa, Oct. 31
- Purely Canadian Youth Work Conference, Three Hills, Alta., Oct. 31-Nov. 2
- Promise Keepers: Fearless, Grand Prairie, Alta., Nov. 1
- The Reformation @ 500, Halifax, Nov. 1
- Defend Dignity: Ending Prostitution, Steinbach, Man., Nov. 2
- Ministry to Muslims National Conference, Richmond Hill, Ont., Nov. 6-8
- International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, Nov. 9
Find more at theEFC.ca/calendar.
WHO’S IN CONTROL IN BIBLE READING?
“Many people study the Bible without ever being shaped by the text. When we come to the Word with our own agenda, we put ourselves in the position of control. We may look for what we get out of it rather than ever allowing the Word to get into us. We so easily forget that reading the Word of God is meant to be a supernatural act of cooperating with the Holy Spirit. We’re meant to be listening to the Word with the ears of the heart.” From a recent post on the Faith Today blog.
Q & A WITH ANGELA
Angela Draskovic is president and CEO of Yonge Street Mission in Toronto. She answers eight short questions on inner-city issues facing the Church, her favourite leadership book and more in the Sept/Oct issue of Faith Today.
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