THE EFC UPDATE - 2014.03.11
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EFC RESOURCES TO HELP YOU IMPROVE CANADA’S PROSTITUTION LAWS
The Government of Canada is inviting public input into the reform of Canada’s prostitution laws. The online consultation is open until March 17. Read the EFC’s recommendations for completing the government consultation. As helpful background, the EFC magazine Faith Today has also published a selection of its best recent articles on prostitution in Canada at FaithToday.ca/ProstitutionSupplement.
EFC FILES WRITTEN ARGUMENTS WITH SUPREME COURT
The EFC has filed its factum with the Supreme Court of Canada in the Loyola High School v. Attorney General of Quebec case scheduled to be heard on March 24. The case concerns the Government of Quebec’s refusal to permit a private Catholic school to teach ethics and religion from a Catholic perspective. You can read more at theEFC.ca/Loyola.
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 first of a three part series examining the proposal to approve the medication RU-486, the ActivateCFPL blog reports on what RU-486 is and the attendant dangers of its use. Read more at Increasing Abortion Access in Canada? Approving RU-486, Part 1.
GEOFF TUNNICLIFFE TO STEP DOWN FROM WEA
Geoff Tunnicliffe will be stepping down as secretary general of the World Evangelical Alliance at the end of 2014. Dr. Tunnicliffe, a Canadian who also serves with the EFC, has served two five-year terms at the WEA. The EFC is one of 126 national alliances which belong to the WEA.
BEING EVANGELICAL IN QUEBEC
In a province unlike any other – at a time in Canada’s history when everything is up for grabs – Evangelicals are carving out their personal and communal identities. Find out more in the latest Faith Today. The entire Mar/Apr issue is free at FaithToday.ca/digital. Subscribe to printed copies of Faith Today at Faithtoday.ca/subscriptions 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 Promise Keepers Men’s Conferences in Lethbridge and Regina. New events are added every few days.
WHY DOES THE BIBLE MATTER?
If only the Church would realize that within the Bible there is a “strange new world.” Learn more at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.