THE EFC UPDATE - 2016.09.06
Uniting Evangelicals to bless Canada in the name of Jesus
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CALL TO PROTECT CONSCIENCE
Doctors in Ontario are required to provide a referral for assisted death, even if it is against their deeply held beliefs. Long-term care facilities and seniors’ residences may be required to allow euthanasia and assisted suicide on their premises. Ontario residents in particular are invited to contact their MPP and Minister of Health to urge conscience protection. See the EFC’s sample letter for ideas on wording.
LATEST POST AT THEEFC.CA/BLOG
→ Les professionnels de la santé seront-ils vraiment obligés de tuer? par Bruce Clemenger
→ Will medical professionals really be required to kill? by Bruce Clemenger
HOW TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERING: A PRACTICAL EFC WEBINAR
Now that physician-assisted death is legal, Christians have yet one more reason to reach out with hope and comfort and come alongside those who are suffering. Join us for a free EFC webinar on Sept. 28 to explore how we can help, and learn from, those who are hurting. We’ll be joined by Doug Koop, a spiritual health practitioner and writer from Winnipeg, and by David Guretzki, a theology professor and seminary dean at Briercrest College & Seminary in Caronport, Sask. Register now.
C. S. Lewis once wrote, “The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become.” Columnist Carolyn Arends reflects on what this means in the Jul/Aug issue of Faith Today, Canada’s Christian magazine. Read her column and browse the entire issue.
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COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→ National Christian Home Educators Leadership Conference, Niagara Falls, Sept. 8–10
→ MCC Festival for World Relief, Abbotsford, B.C., Sept. 16–17
→ Conférence Ministère auprès des enfants (Awana-AEE), Ville de Québec, Sept. 17
→ Survey of the Old Testament Diploma Course (8 Monday evenings), Toronto, starts Sept. 19
→ Reg. deadline, Canadian Evangelism Congress, Sept. 19
→ Reg. deadline, Global Leadership Summit (Willow Creek), Sept. 20
→ Inscribe Christian Writer’s Fellowship Conference, Edmonton, Sept. 22–24
→ Christian Legal Fellowship Conference, New Westminster, B.C., Sept. 22–25
→ Conférence Ministère auprès des enfants (Awana-AEE), Montréal, Sept. 24
→ Annual Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking, Sept. 25
→ Canadian Evangelism Congress, Niagara Falls, Sept. 26–27
→ EFC Webinar: How to Help the Suffering, Sept. 28
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