THE EFC UPDATE - 2014.03.04
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HELP IMPROVE CANADA’S PROSTITUTION LAWS
The Government of Canada is inviting public input into the reform of Canada’s prostitution laws. The online consultation is open until March 17. Before participating, read the EFC’s recommendations and detailed report. EFC Vice-President Don Hutchinson participated in a consultation meeting with Minister of Justice Peter MacKay on Monday. The EFC was one of about a dozen organizations represented at the meeting.
THE WEA CALLS FOR PRAYER FOR PEACE IN UKRAINE
The World Evangelical Alliance is joining with the European Evangelical Alliance in a call for prayer for peace in Ukraine. The EFC is one of 126 national alliances which belong to the WEA.
EFC PRESIDENT AT WEA MEETINGS
EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger will be in New York this week for the annual meetings of the International Council of the World Evangelical Alliance. Clemenger is a member of the Council, the international governing board of the WEA.
EFC WRITES LAW SOCIETY OF B.C. ABOUT TRINITY WESTERN
EFC VP Don Hutchinson sent a letter in support of Trinity Western University’s proposed school of law to the Law Society of British Columbia. Although the school itself has been approved by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada and the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education, some provincial law societies are debating whether to accept TWU law graduates into the profession.
EFC AT ANNIVERSARY CONSULTATION FOR OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
The EFC’s Anita Levesque, Co-ordinator for the EFC’s Religious Liberty Commission, attended a consultation on Middle Eastern Christians After 2010: Persecution, Religious Freedom and Pluralism hosted by Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom on the occasion of its first anniversary. Panel specialists included Carl Hetu of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association of Canada, Rabbi Reuven Bulka of the Ottawa Congregation Machzikei Hadas, and Father Shenouda Boutros from St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church.
PROTECTING HUMAN LIFE AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
The EFC will be in the Supreme Court again soon, continuing a 25-year effort, as explained by EFC VP and General Legal Council Don Hutchinson in the latest Faith Today. The entire Jan/Feb issue is free at faithtoday.ca/digital. Subscribe to printed copies of Faith Today at faithtoday.ca/subscriptions or toll-free at 1-866-302-3362.
MARRIAGE GAP PAPER RELEASED
EFC VP Don Hutchinson attended the Parliament Hill release of The Marriage Gap Between Rich and Poor Canadians, an analysis of Statistics Canada data examining the link between marriage and income in Canada, prepared by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada.
Visit theEFC.ca/calendar to learn about worthwhile events near you and to add your events for free. Among the events coming soon is the Promise Keepers National Men’s Conference in Winnipeg. New events are added every few days.
AFTER THE FAITH DECISION
What does it mean to be a manager in God’s kingdom? Read some suggestions by Lorne W. Jackson at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.