THE EFC UPDATE - 2013.04.16
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DEFEND DIGNITY IN SASKATCHEWAN
EFC Policy Analyst Julia Beazley will soon be in Saskatchewan for several public education events on prostitution: in Regina April 19 at a dessert fundraiser and information forum featuring guest speaker Trisha Baptie (with a musical performance by Saskatchewan musician Keith Kitchen); in Prince Albert April 20 featuring guest speaker Beatrice Littlechief; and in Saskatoon April 21 again featuring Littlechief. The Prince Albert Daily Herald recently published an article about the upcoming events, held by the EFC and Defend Dignity.
A DISABILITY DOESN’T DEFINE A PERSON
We are all image-bearers of God, explains EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger in the new issue of the EFC magazine Faith Today. Read it free online at faithtoday.ca/digital. Subscribe to the print edition at faithtoday.ca/subscriptions.
SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT TRAINING IN CALGARY FOR SHORT-TERM MISSION LEADERS
Do you lead short-term mission teams or know someone who does? Ambrose University College and Seminary is hosting a conference on risk management in short-term mission, co-sponsored by the EFC Global Mission Roundtable and several other groups. The event is May 27-28 in Calgary. A limited number of spots are also available for add-on safety and security training May 29-31. Visit jaffrayglobal.com/events.
NEW VIETNAM PRAYER ALERT
The EFC Religious Liberty Commission issued a prayer alert April 10 after receiving news from Vietnam about the death of a young church leader in police custody. Police claim his death was a suicide, but autopsy photos show severe torture. A previous alert on March 15 highlighted new government policy designed to abolish the Vietnamese house church movement.
STUDENTS SHARE ABOUT EFC INTERNSHIPS
In a recently released video, last summer’s EFC interns share about their experiences in Ottawa. Apply now for a position as an intern for fall 2013.
THIS WEEK ON THE COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Visit theEFC.ca/calendar to learn about worthwhile events in your area – or to add your event for free. This week you’ll see conferences by Promise Keepers in Ottawa, Alpha in Edmonton, and Women Alive in Waterloo, alongside other events in Ancaster, Banff, Belleville, Guelph, Hamilton, Keats Island, Ottawa, Prince Albert, Regina, Richmond Hill, Saskatoon, Sault Ste. Marie, and Windsor. Check it out! New events are added every few days.
WEBINAR FOR LEADERS TOMORROW
Do you know how to recognize opportunity in chaos? That’s the theme of the first in a new webinar series from the World Evangelical Alliance Leadership Institute, led by Dr. Brian C. Stiller, the WEA global ambassador. This affordable webinar (under $25) will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. eastern time. Stiller is a Canadian, and the EFC is a member of the WEA.
SEX-SELECTION MOTION COULD STILL BE APPEALED
The EFC has endorsed Parliamentary Motion M-408, condemning pregnancy terminations motivated by sex selection. The motion has faced major challenges but may be appealed one more time. It was initially deemed non-votable by a committee of MPs, and a recent appeal to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs was also unsuccessful. The motion’s sponsor, MP Mark Warawa (Langley), has until April 19 to request an appeal to all sitting MPs, otherwise the motion “dies.” Read the EFC’s latest media release and learn more at theEFC.ca/M408.
WHY SHOULD SINGLES MOVE OUT?
Why should singles live by themselves when living in their parents’ home can be an enriching and fulfilling experience both for parents and their adult children? Why leave a happy and enriching environment if it’s only to prove you’re self-sufficient? Author Ann-Margret Hovsepian gives her take at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.