THE EFC UPDATE - 2014.12.02
Together for influence, impact and identity
COURT DATE WITH TWU
Are people of faith allowed to express their sincere religious beliefs and practise a profession at the very same time? The EFC will be intervening in a judicial review involving our affiliate Trinity Western University and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society between Dec. 16 and 19. At issue is the society’s vote to prevent graduates of TWU’s new law school from practising in that province. More details at theEFC.ca/TWUlaw.
50TH ANNIVERSARY SLIDESHOW
Pictures are now available from some of the EFC 50th celebrations at theEFC.ca/50. Join in the festivities and see how many faces you can recognize.
TODAY IS GIVING TUESDAY
It’s a day for us to remember our blessings and to contribute to the future of our great nation. Please help to ensure that biblical principles have a strong voice in our country and make a donation to the EFC today.
WHY WE GIVE. HOW WE RECEIVE
The Nov/Dec issue of the EFC magazine Faith Today is now available, including the thought-provoking feature “Why we give. How we receive.” Buy a print subscription to the all-new Faith Today for only $4.99 per issue at faithtoday.ca/subscription or toll-free at 1-866-302-3362. Special Christmas offer: buy a gift subscription for a loved one, get a second subscription for a different address for free.
COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→Christian Farmers Federation of Ont. Conf., Waterloo, Dec. 2
→Micah Summit on Extreme Poverty, New York, Dec. 7-9
→Canada Chinese Christian Winter Conf., Surrey, Dec. 27-31
NEXT MEETING OF CATHOLIC DIALOGUE
The Roman Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue meets Dec. 2-4 in Mississauga. EFC Vice-President Aileen Van Ginkel will be representing the EFC, which co-hosts the dialogue with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
LATEST POSTS AT BLOG.FAITHTODAY.CA
→Stop Being So Meek About Euthanasia: An Interview With Charles Lewis, by FT staff
→What Are We Doing About Hunger in Canada? By Ashley Chapman
SUPPORT FOSTERING IN YOUR CHURCH
Foster homes are urgently needed in Canada. About 80,000 Canadian children and youth are now in foster care. You can help make your congregation aware of this important issue with a new EFC video, Quality Fostering Matters. It’s free, six minutes long and designed for use in churches and small groups. Read more at theEFC.ca/Quality_Fostering_Matters. Canada, with the help of the Church, can do better than hotel placements and overcrowded fostering homes.
REFUGEE CRISIS IN SYRIA AND IRAQ
Canadian Geoff Tunnicliffe, secretary general of the World Evangelical Alliance, met in late November with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, in Istanbul, Turkey. They discussed responses to the increasing number of refugees in the Middle East, ensuring their protection in the short-term and creating ways for them to later return to their homelands.