THE EFC UPDATE - 2015.05.12
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EFC PRESIDENT AT LEGAL SYMPOSIUM
EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger is participating in a legal symposium this week on the topic “Religion: A Public & Social Good.” The symposium is sponsored by the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, an affiliate of the EFC.
EFC BOARD MEETS
Later this week the board of directors of the EFC holds one of its semi-annual face-to-face board meetings. The board includes members from across the country who possess a range of skills and expertise relevant to governing the EFC and seeing that the mission, vision and ends of the ministry are pursued effectively. They work closely with the president and CEO, Bruce J. Clemenger, to ensure the EFC is strong and effective in its unique ministry in Canada and around the world.
EFC SPEAKERS NEAR YOU
One of a series of information forums on sexual exploitation was held recently in Morden, Man., co-ordinated by the group Defend Dignity. Julia Beazley, the EFC’s policy analyst on poverty, participated. Former EFC president Brian Stiller has now joined the EFC speakers bureau. Request a speaker for your event or church at theEFC.ca/speakers.
A “SEISMIC SHIFT” ON EUTHANASIA
The changes in progress to Canada’s euthanasia laws are like an earthquake, says ethicist Margaret Somerville in the latest Faith Today magazine. Preview the issue at FaithToday.ca/digital.
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LATEST POSTS AT BLOG.FAITHTODAY.CA
→ Leaving on a Jet Plane, by Karen Stiller
→ “We Heard a Huge Rumbling Sound” — Canadian Volunteers Offer Eye-Witness Account
→ Because It Is Right and Just: Voices From Canada’s Pro-Life Movement
COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→ Justice Tour 2015 – Ottawa, May 13
→ National March for Life, Ottawa and elsewhere, May 14
→ Ascension Day, May 14
→ Historymaker Youth Conference, Chilliwack, May 15
COMPASSION IS NOT ENOUGH
Rick Tobias, former leader of Yonge Street Mission, gave the plenary address at an important 2006 conference about how it was time for Christian leaders to move beyond compassion and commit themselves to justice. Read it at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.