THE EFC UPDATE - 2015.01.20
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PARENT RIGHTS AND SEX EDUCATION
The EFC’s Rick Hiemstra appeared on 100 Huntley Street (watch video) to discuss the forthcoming Ontario Physical Education curriculum and its controversial changes to sexual education, which could likely be emulated by other provinces. He recommends a helpful EFC resource called Hands Up: Identifying Parents Rights. The EFC also recently sent the Ontario minister of education a letter on the issue.
THE VICAR OF BAGHDAD: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Faith Today interviewed Baghdad church leader Andrew White about the future of the church in Iraq, why so many miracles happen there, and why eating with your enemies is a very good idea. Get the latest issue and subscribe today for our best prices ever! For a limited time only $2.99 per issue at faithtoday.ca/subscriptions.
OUR WHOLE SOCIETY CONFERENCE
EFC leaders Bruce Clemenger and Aileen Van Ginkel will chair sessions of the Our Whole Society conference, March 22-24 in Vancouver. The conference addresses how religion can and ought to play a vital role in public life. Registration is now open.
LATEST POSTS AT BLOG.FAITHTODAY.CA
→Writing About War From a Comfortable Chair, by Gordon Heath
→The Day I Went to Church in a Strip Club, by Patricia Paddey
→When Some Moral Judgments Are Allowed. And Others Are Not, by Bruce Clemenger
COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→Life in the Margins weekend, Vancouver, Jan. 23
→Big Deal Questions youth conference, Toronto, Jan. 24
→Human Trafficking in York Region, Newmarket, Ont., Jan. 25
→Prayer Summit in Granby, Que., Jan. 26-28
LETTER TO PREMIER WYNNE ON PROSTITUTION LAW
EFC President Bruce Clemenger wrote a letter in December to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in response to comments reported in the media suggesting the Government of Ontario might not enforce Canada’s new prostitution laws over concerns about their constitutionality. Defend Dignity, an EFC affiliate, is encouraging Canadians to write our own letters to government on the issue.
THE FINE ART OF AFFAIR-PROOFING YOUR MARRIAGE
Did you know there are actions you can take to protect your marriage from an affair – or, if you have had an affair, to rebuild? Professor of family ministry Paddy Ducklow offers wisdom at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.