THE EFC UPDATE - 2015.05.05
Together for influence, impact and identity
LIMITS OF PUBLIC PRAYER: NEW COMMENTARY
EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger published a commentary today on the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in the Saguenay case. The EFC intervened in the case which asks whether there is a place for religious observance in state-sponsored events and gatherings. Read the commentary and see the EFC’s other responses at theEFC.ca/Saguenay.
EFC SPEAKER IN OSHAWA
EFC Ambassador Paul Hilsden will be speaking to a seniors group at Ritson Road Alliance Church this week (May 11). Request a speaker for your event or church at theEFC.ca/speakers.
IS LIFE STILL SACRED IN CANADA?
How can we promote the sanctity of human life after the Supreme Court decision on assisted suicide? EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger addresses this issue in his latest column in Faith Today magazine. Read “Choosing Between Life and Death” at theEFC.ca/ClemengerArticles.
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COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→Regent Pastors’ and Church Leaders’ conference, Vancouver, May 5-8
→Heart & Soul Forum, Regina/Saskatoon, May 6/7
→Building Communities of Belonging Including Disabilities, Burlington, May 9
→Justice Tour 2015 – Kitchener/Halifax/Montreal/Ottawa, May 10/11/12/13
→National March for Life, Provincial Marches, May 14
CHOOSING A MAJOR . . . AND A VOCATION
Choosing a major at college or university can be one of the first times we truly put our faith in action. Author Derek Melleby encourages readers to use prayer and conversation with people who know you well in order to consider God’s call and leading, at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.