THE EFC UPDATE - 2014.08.05
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RADIO SHOW FEATURES THE EFC ON YOUTH AND RELIGION
The EFC’s Rick Hiemstra will discuss the growth of religious “nones” – Canadians who say they have no religion – on a radio panel tomorrow (Aug. 6) on CJOB radio in Manitoba, together with David Blazer and Siobhan Chandler. The segment of “The Nighthawk with Geoff Currier” can be heard live online from 9-10 p.m. EST.
URGENT RELIGIOUS LIBERTY PRAYER ALERT FOR IRAQ
THE EFC’s Religious Liberty Commission has issued an urgent prayer alert regarding the mass religious persecution of Christians in Iraq by the Islamic State (IS - formerly ISIS).
NEW CANADA WATCH IS AVAILABLE
The Aug/Sep issue of Canada Watch is now available for download, featuring an interview with Aileen Van Ginkel, vice-president of ministry services, about developing partnerships. There’s also an update from Parliament Hill and more. This free newsletter will help keep you informed of the important work of the EFC. There is also a Canada Watch survey (theEFC.ca/cwsurvey) for you to fill out to ensure we are sending you the information you need.
UPCOMING MINISTRIES TO MUSLIMS CONFERENCE
“Longing to Belong,” the national conference of the Canadian Network of Ministries to Muslims, will be held November 6-8 in Richmond Hill, Ont. This partnership (established on the EFC’s administrative and communications platform in 2007) invites church leaders to learn and interact with others around building Christian communities that are welcoming to those from a Muslim heritage. Go to www.cnmm.ca for more information and to register.
GOOD AND BAD CHRISTIAN ART
Iwan Russell-Jones is an award-winning filmmaker, theologian and writer at Regent College in Vancouver, B.C. Read the Faith Today interview with him on good and bad in Christian art in the latest Faith Today. The entire July/August issue can be read for free at faithtoday.ca/digital. The Sep/Oct issue will feature an exciting redesign of the magazine with new content! Buy a print subscription at faithtoday.ca/subscription or toll-free at 1-866-302-3362.
Visit theEFC.ca/calendar to learn about worthwhile events near you and to add your events for free. Among the events coming soon are the Leadership Summit simulcast to various locations and the United Christian Ashram in Red Deer. New events are added every few days.
WHAT WE’LL BE READING THIS SUMMER
Faith Today asked a variety of Canadian Christian leaders about what they hope to read over the more relaxed summer season. Read the Faith Today blog for the responses.
HOW TO PREVENT DEATH BY SERMON
If you want exciting worship, turn off your “brain secretary” and balance tradition with the unexpected. Learn more at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.