THE EFC UPDATE - 2016.10.18
Uniting Evangelicals to bless Canada in the name of Jesus
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NEXT EFC WEBINAR: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM OF OTHER RELIGIONS
Sign up now to join our Oct. 20 EFC webinar (Thursday noon, Eastern time). Why should Christians care about the religious freedom of other religions? Bruce Clemenger, President of the EFC, will take questions and explain the Ktunaxa Nation case.
TWO RESEARCH PROJECTS: MISSIONS, HELPING THE POST-HIGHSCHOOL TRANSITION
The Oct/Nov issue of the EFC newsletter Canada Watch is now available, featuring an introduction to two new research projects. The first will look at the transition after highschool and how churches and ministry leaders can help young adults stay connected to church and faith. The second studies what Canadian congregations think and practise in terms of missions.
SUPPORT FOR PALLIATIVE FRAMEWORK
The EFC recently sent a letter of support to MP Marilyn Gladu regarding her private member’s bill C-277, which would establish a national palliative care framework. Support this effort to improve access to palliative care for all Canadians by writing to your MP using our sample letter.
BLOG POST: PRAY FOR THREE INITIATIVES IN PARLIAMENT
What are three very positive initiatives in the House of Commons this fall that you can support and pray about? Read the latest post on the EFC blog.
NOT THE TIME FOR RESIGNATION
The legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide leaves us much more work to do, according to a recent article by EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger. Read it in the Sep/Oct issue of Faith Today, Canada’s Christian magazine.
NEW STUDENT RATE
The Church in Canada needs the participation of young people, and the financial reality of being a full-time student shouldn’t be an obstacle to that participation. So the EFC has now created a special student subscription rate of only $2 per issue of Canada’s Christian magazines Faith Today and the youth-focused Love Is Moving. Students who subscribe at this rate are invited to note the name of their school and expected graduation date. (Youth groups can also take advantage of this rate!) Get details online or by calling 1-866-302-3362.
Invite an EFC speaker to your school, church or other group.
COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→ EFC Webinar on Religious Freedom of Other Religions, Oct. 20
→ Resetting the Relationship: An Indigenous Peoples Conference, Kitchener, Ont., Oct. 20–21
→ Global Leadership Summit rebroadcast from Willow Creek, various locations, Oct. 20–21
→ Christian Counselling Services 50th Anniv., Toronto, Oct. 21
→ Conférence Ministère auprès des enfants, Sherbrooke, Oct. 22
→ EFC Speaker at Kingsview Free Meth. Ch., Etobicoke, Oct. 23
→ Dalit Freedom Network 10th Anniv., Brampton, Oct. 23
→ Dalit Freedom Network 10th Anniv., Surrey, Oct. 24
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VISITING IN MONCTON
Don McNiven, the EFC’s director of affiliate and donor relations, will be visiting in the Moncton area the week of November 7-10. He’d be delighted to visit with supporters to discuss the programs of the EFC and current research initiatives. Email him or call 416-902-9110.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
→ Blog post: Applause on Refugee Sponsorship Goes Partly to Churches
→ Blog post: Religious Freedom for the Ktunaxa Affects Everyone
→ A recent EFC videoclip and blog post point out that online pornography fuels exploitation and sexual violence. The EFC is calling Parliament to study the public health effects of internet porn.