THE EFC UPDATE - 2014.10.21
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YOU SHALL NOT KILL
“Autonomy and the 6th Commandment” is a new online commentary posted today by EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger. He reflects on arguments for euthanasia put forward last week at the Supreme Court in the Carter case. Read it at theEFC.ca/6th.

LAST WEEK IN THE SUPREME COURT
The EFC presented arguments in two Supreme Court cases last week. Will you commit to pray for the judges over the next few months as they deliberate? The first case deals with the public prayer and the meaning of religious freedom (details at theEFC.ca/Saguenay). The second deals with euthanasia and assisted suicide (at theEFC.ca/Carter). In September EFC President Bruce Clemenger explained three ways supporters can help.

SAINTS WHO GOSSIP?
Faith Today writer Mark Buchanan makes a challenging point in a recent blog post: “Clearly, spiritual practices alone do not make a saint. We all know this, because we’ve all met the man or woman who has memorized a thousand verses, served on a dozen church committees, tithed faithfully from the crib, and so on, but who is nasty, gossipy and proud.” Read his full post Why the Bible Sometimes Turns People Nasty and at least one new post per week at blog.faithtoday.ca.

CALGARY, BELLEVILLE EVENTS
The EFC is co-sponsoring a Defend Dignity Forum in Belleville, Ont., this weekend, where participants can gain greater understanding of the exploitation involved in prostitution and what can be done to end it. Other events including a Calgary conference on Rethinking Mental Illness and a Toronto Church Planters’ Intensive are also listed at theEFC.ca/calendar.

ETHICAL CORPORATIONS
We’ve all heard about fair-trade coffee and organic milk. But do you know there is a certification that sets apart businesses which benefit society? Bruce Taylor, founder of the engineering firm Enviro-Stewards, explains how this opportunity fits with Christian principles in the Sept/Oct issue of Faith Today.

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