THE EFC UPDATE - 2014.12.09
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MILESTONE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST EXPLOITATION
It’s a historic week for Canada as our new prostitution laws came into force. For the first time in Canadian history, buying sex is illegal. “Today,” writes the EFC’s Julia Beazley, “we celebrate this major turning point in the fight against exploitation. We celebrate with our allies, our survivor teachers and friends – and certainly with all who prayed with us and for us. It is remarkable what can be accomplished when we work and pray together.” Read more of her reflections, including thoughts about the work that still lies ahead on this issue, on the EFC blog ActivateCFPL.
WHAT’S IT LIKE IN THE SUPREME COURT?
What’s it like to talk about the Bible in the Supreme Court of Canada? An EFC lawyer takes us behind the scenes in the new issue of the EFC newsletter at theEFC.ca/CanadaWatch.
LIVE WEBCAST: COURT DATE WITH TWU
Are people of faith allowed to express their sincere religious beliefs and practise a profession at the very same time? The EFC is intervening in a judicial review involving our affiliate Trinity Western University and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. At issue is the society’s vote to prevent graduates of TWU’s new law school from practising in that province. Find links to our written intervention, a live webcast of the oral presentations at the hearing each day from Dec. 16 to 19, and more at theEFC.ca/TWUlaw.
COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→Calgary Christian Apologists Network, Dec. 13
→Red Deer Prayer Rally, Dec. 18
→Canada Chinese Christian Winter Conf., Surrey, Dec. 27-31
→Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 18-25
→Rencontre au Sommet (French prayer summit), Jan. 26-28
LATEST POSTS AT BLOG.FAITHTODAY.CA
→Prostitution Laws Just Moral Enough, by John Cassells
→Jesus Is My iPad, by Alex Newman
FAITH TODAY ON CHRISTIAN TV
More Canadians watch Christian TV than attend our country’s megachurches, according to broadcaster Lorna Dueck in the Nov/Dec issue of the EFC magazine Faith Today. Dueck is quoted in a feature article that finds Christian shows in Canada are actually growing their viewership, even in a tough business environment. Buy a print subscription to the all-new Faith Today for only $4.99 per issue at faithtoday.ca/subscription or toll-free at 1-866-302-3362. Special Christmas offer: buy a gift subscription for a loved one, get a second subscription for a different address for free.