THE EFC UPDATE - 2014.08.19
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THE EFC SUPPORTS TWU IN COURT
The EFC has applied to intervene in support of Trinity Western University in its challenge of the decision by the Law Society of Upper Canada not to allow graduates of TWU's proposed law school to practise law in Ontario. TWU is an affiliate of the EFC. The EFC’s Centre for Faith and Public Life recently summarized the legal precedents that support the TWU law school. The EFC has also applied to intervene in a similar case in Nova Scotia.

THE EFC CALLS FOR PRAYER FOR IRAQ
The EFC is calling on Canadian Christians to specifically pray for the safety of Christians and other minority groups in Iraq who are fleeing the attack by Islamic State militants, and for the refugee humanitarian crisis in Iraq. Although the original call for prayer proposed Aug. 17 as a good day, continual prayer is needed. Could this be a focus of prayer at your next worship service?

ONLY ONE PER CENT?
What have you heard about the number of Christians in Quebec? Glenn Smith suggests we take a second look at the numbers in the latest Faith Today. The entire July/August issue can be read for free at faithtoday.ca/digital. The Sep/Oct issue will feature an exciting redesign of the magazine with new content! Buy a print subscription at faithtoday.ca/subscription or toll-free at 1-866-302-3362.

MESSY FAITH
When real faith meets real life, things get messy. Author and inspirational speaker Sheila Wray Gregoire offers her take in each issue of Faith Today. Read more at faithtoday.ca/MessyFaith.

TEAMBUILDING
Effective leadership teams almost always have a degree of creative tension. That creative tension helps propel a well-matched team forward. Learn more at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.