THE EFC UPDATE - 2014.04.08
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EFC DENOMINATIONAL LEADERS MEET
EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger will be participating in a gathering of denominational leaders this week. Twice a year leaders from EFC affiliate denominations meet together in a peer-led gathering to discuss issues of common concern and pray together.
LEARN ABOUT PROSTITUTION REFORM
IN SWIFT CURRENT AND CALGARY
The EFC’s Julia Beazley will be speaking on prostitution at Defend Dignity events this Saturday, April 12 in Swift Current and Sunday, April 13, in Calgary. Saturday’s information forum will feature Beatrice Littlechief and Sunday’s will feature Trisha Baptie, both women able to share their personal experience of exploitation and redemption. Defend Dignity is an initiative of the Christian and Missionary Alliance which seeks the abolition of prostitution in Canada. Julia Beazley was also featured in a CBC interview by Judy Trinh on the future of Canada’s prostitution laws.
INCREASING ABORTION ACCESS IN CANADA
The EFC is concerned that abortion access in Canada may be increasing through the back door of using the Health Canada drug approval process. In the second of a three part series examining the proposal to approve the medication RU-486, the ActivateCFPL blog reports on the Health Canada approval process RU-486 and attendant dangers of its use.
ROMAN CATHOLIC-EVANGELICAL DIALOGUE
The EFC’s Aileen Van Ginkel, Vice-President, Ministry Services, is attending the Roman Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue in Saskatoon this week, April 8-10. This Dialogue session is being hosted in part by the local dialogue group supported by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Evangelical Ministers Fellowship.
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY PRAYER ALERT FOR UKRAINE
The EFC’s Religious Liberty Commission has issued a prayer alert following the kidnappings and intimidation of religious leaders during unrest in Ukraine.
COMING TO A SCREEN NEAR YOU
Christian film critics reflect on the mainstream movies about Noah and Jesus. Read it in the latest Faith Today. The entire Mar/Apr issue is free at faithtoday.ca/digital. Get a print subscription at faithtoday.ca/subscriptions or toll-free at 1-866-302-3362. Special promotion for March and April 2014: Buy one print subscription and get a second one free. (Hint: Mother's Day is coming up!)
WELCOMING TRANSITIONS IN LEADERSHIP
Former president of the EFC, Gary Walsh, shares his insights on the opportunities of leadership change. Learn more at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.