THE EFC UPDATE - 2014.11.04
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PERSECUTION: JOIN WORLDWIDE PRAYER THIS SUNDAY
The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church calls Canadians to pray for Christian believers who are suffering, even dying, for their faith every day. Why not join your prayers this coming Sunday with prayers in half a million churches in 150 countries? Visit the www.idop.ca for free downloadable resources. IDOP Canada is a partnership that includes the EFC’s Religious Liberty Commission.
COMMENT ON TWU
One of the reasons Canada has our Charter of Rights and Freedoms is to protect minority rights from the whims of the majority. The recent reversal by the Law Society of B.C., which now refuses to accredit graduates of Trinity Western University’s proposed law school, is a prime example of what the Charter is to prevent, says EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger in a new online commentary.
TODAY IN MONTREAL: FINDINGS ON QUEBEC BIBLE USAGE
EFC leaders will be making a presentation in Montreal today (Nov. 4) on the Quebec data from the Canadian Bible Engagement Study. Learn more about the study at theEFC.ca/BibleEngagementStudy.
PROSTITUTION: DEFEND DIGNITY VIDEO
EFC policy analyst Julia Beazley presented at a public information forum on prostitution in Manitoba Nov. 2, co-hosted by the EFC and Defend Dignity. A video shown at the event, “Let’s Talk Man to Man” by Calgary police officer Dan Rossi, is available online. Men represent the demand for commercialized sex but also the solution to the problem, says Rossi in the 8-minute video. Men have a responsibility to “train our eyes,” “renew our minds,” and to challenge friends and relatives – out of love, not condemnation – about disrespectful actions and “locker room” conversations.
FIVE DECADES OF CHRISTIAN COLLABORATION
The breadth and depth of Christian fellowship Canadians have through the EFC is rare worldwide, says EFC President Bruce Clemenger. In a recent Faith Today column he invites Canadians to join him in reflecting on how God has blessed us with five decades of Christian collaboration.
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COMING EVENTS: FIND MORE AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→ Ministry to Muslims National Conference, Richmond Hill, Ont., Nov. 6-8
→ International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, Nov. 9
FIGHT TECHNOLOGY ADDICTION
“Check your phone too often? A three-step plan to fight technology addiction” is the latest post on the Faith Today blog. Guest blogger Arthur Boers teaches at Tyndale Seminary and is author of the book Living into Focus: Choosing What Matters in an Age of Distractions. He also wrote the recent Faith Today cover story “Too Busy to Be Faithful?”