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The EFC in the News (2011)

[This page has not been updated since May 2011. For more recent "media hits" check our weekly newsletter, the EFC Update. Or contact EFC media relations.]

Religious Freedom Question Before the Supreme Court of Canada
Deseret News (mobile page. Also on their regular website.)
May 20, 2011
...or decide who will do so on their behalf," said Don Hutchinson, the Vice- President of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada ...

Supreme Court Hears Case of Compulsory Quebec Relativistic Ethics Course
LifeSiteNews.com
May 19, 2011
...that ethics can be determined by conversation, allowing no foundation in absolute truth,” says Don Hutchinson, Vice President of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada ...

Supreme Court of Canada to Hear Mandated Religions Classes Case
ChristianPost.com
May 18, 2011
...what freedom of religion and conscience and parental authority mean in Canada,” said Don Hutchinson, vice president and general legal counsel at Evangelical Fellowship of Canada ...

Religion on the Hill
CBC.ca Inside Politics Blog
May 18, 2011
...A huge loss, says Don Hutchinson of the Evangelical Christian Fellowship of Canada, is the NDP's Tony Martin ...

Mandatory Teaching of Religion and Culture in Quebec Being Revisited
SunNewsNetwork.ca [also at Cnews.canoe.ca and Winnipeg Sun]
May 17, 2011
...case will cut to the core of what freedom of religion and conscience and parental authority mean in Canada," states Don Hutchinson, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Vice-President ...

The Law and Moral Instruction in the Classroom: What's a Parent to Do?
CBC.ca
May 15, 2011
...The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, for one, worries that, with the ERC, there is only one worldview being taught, that of Quebec's ministry of education ...

The Abortion Debate Is On as Protestors Jam Parliament Hill for the March for Life
B.C. Catholic [also at Prairie Messenger. Longer version below in Catholic Register]
May 15, 2011
...The Supreme Court said the debate belongs in Parliament,” in the 1988 Morgentaler decision, said Don Hutchinson, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada ...

The Abortion Debate Is On Marchers Proclaim
Catholic Register
May 13, 2011
...The Supreme Court said the debate belongs in Parliament,” in the 1988 Morgentaler decision, said Don Hutchinson, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada ...

Canada: 15,000 March for Life in Ottawa Against Abortion
LifeNews.com
May 12, 2011
...members of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada ...

USA: Qur'an Burning Pastor Plans Anti-Islam Protest
Muslim News (UK)
April 28, 2011
...WEAI, Director, Geoff Tunnicliffe, said, “One of the great tragedies of all this is that a tiny fringe church can cause such an uproar ...

Harper Promises to Fight Religious Persecution Abroad
B.C. Catholic
April 27, 2011
...The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) also supports the initiative, noting that it has been engaged in raising awareness of religious persecution for ...

Cross-Border Evangelicals: Americans and Canadians
Comment: Public Theology for the Common Good
April 21, 2011
...one must not forget the existence of major distinct national institutions, such as the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. But ...

Federal Party Leaders Woo Religious Vote – Cautiously
Globe and Mail
April 21, 2011
...“I don't know what Stephen Harper believes,” says Rick Hiemstra of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, who thinks that the religious faith of all party ...

Church Voice Seeks Ear in Public Square
Catholic Register
April 20, 2011
...The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada takes up abortion, palliative care and assisted suicide in its 22-page election guide, “A Call to Prayer for Canada” ...

Praying for Pols Who Care
Winnipeg Free Press
April 18, 2011
...reviewing election guides posted by groups such as the Canadian Council of Churches, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, the ...

Cast a Vote, Bishop Urges
Winnipeg Free Press
April 18, 2011
... Evangelical Fellowship of Canada's election kit also provides a general overview of the Canadian parliamentary ...

Religion at the Ballot Box
Globe and Mail
April 13, 2011
... Evangelical Fellowship of Canada's election kit also provides a general overview of the Canadian parliamentary ...

Hidden in Plain Sight
Globe and Mail
April 13, 2011
... Evangelical Fellowship of Canada's election kit also provides a general overview of the Canadian parliamentary ...

Don Hutchinson: Social conservatives still matter
National Post
April 8, 2011
Social conservatives “have become a spent political force in [Canadian] national politics,” according to Queen’s University political-science scholar James Farney. “We’re now just seen as eccentric,” ...

Global Evangelicals Condemn Afghan UN Killings and Qur'an Burning Stunt
Ekklesia.co.uk
April 4, 2011
... Dr Geoff Tunnicliffe, Chief Executive Officer/Secretary General of the WEA, speaking on behalf of an organisation whose constituents number 600 million Christians, declared ...

Legislative Update: Bill C-304, The Secure, Adequate, Accessible and Affordable Housing Act
Equality Rights Central
March 19, 2011
... The community support for this Bill has been strong. Davies lists the following organizations as supporting the Bill: ACORN Canada, Amnesty ..., Citizens for Public Justice, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada ...

Interfaith Leaders Call for Inspired Leadership in Addressing Poverty
Catholic Register
March 16, 2011
... March 8 Interfaith Declaration from the Canadian Council of Churches (which includes Canada’s Catholic bishops), the Canadian Interfaith Delegation at the World Religions Summit 2010, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and ...

Assassination of Pakistani Minister Condemned by Religious and Political Leaders
B. C. Catholic
March 13, 2011
... The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) also called on governments around the world to honor Bhatti’s memory by ...

Interfaith Meeting on Poverty
www.cccb.ca
March 11, 2011
... The interfaith event was organized by the Canadian Council of Churches, the Canadian Interfaith Delegation from the World Religions Summit 2010, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, and ...

Them Scary Evangelicals
Winnipeg Free Press
February 25, 2011
... The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, for example, is currently launching a major emphasis on adoption...

Changing Attitudes About Adoption
The Interim
February 23, 2011
... lacking national coordination,” writes Bruce Clemenger, president of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada...

CBC Unfair to Us: Christian Group
LifeSiteNews
February 18, 2011
... “While Evangelicals have shown a high tolerance for comment, critique and even ridicule of our sincerely held beliefs, it is still expected that journalists purporting to report unbiased news actually make an effort to do so,” said Don Hutchinson with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada...

CBC Radio-Canada ‘Vilifying’ Canadian Evangelicals - Evangelical Fellowship Files Complaint
LifeSiteNews
February 16, 2011
... While Evangelicals have shown a high tolerance for comment, critique and even ridicule of our sincerely held beliefs, it is still expected that journalists purporting to report unbiased news actually make an effort to do so,” said Don Hutchinson, Vice-President and General Legal Counsel for The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada...

Christians Accused of Participating in Politics, Influencing Conservative Party
LifeSiteNews
February 14, 2011
... However, Don Hutchinson, vice president and general legal counsel for The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, asked, “Are Christians] trying ‘to impose their religious values’ or simply participating in the democratic process?” in a blog post at ActivateCFPL Monday...

Canada’s House of Commons Passes Transgender Bill
LifeSiteNews
February 9, 2011
... The bill has been opposed by numerous religious and pro-family organizations including the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada...

Canadian Social Change Is Court Driven
Western Catholic Reporter
February 1, 2011
... the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has in the past and recently jointly intervened with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) in Quebec’s challenge to the Assisted Human Reproduction Act...

Canada’s Bishops Enter Formal Dialogue With Evangelicals
Western Catholic Reporter
January 24, 2011
... The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada have participated together in interventions before various courts...

Sask. Premier Defends Decision to Force Marriage Commissioners Perform Gay ‘Marriages'
LifeSiteNews
January 24, 2011
... Faye Sonier, Legal Counsel for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, who has been fighting the case, expressed her disappointment with the government’s decision in a letter to Justice Minister Don Morgan...

Renewal Movement Articles in Church and Faith Trends
Cruxifusion
January 24, 2011
... His research produced two articles which were shared in the December 2010 issue of Church and Faith Trends by the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada...

Faye Sonier: A Pluralistic Society Should Allow for Religious Dissent
National Post
January 21, 2011
... This week, Faye Sonier, legal counsel fo the the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, wrote to the Saskatchewan Minister of Justices, Don Morgan...

Court: Canadian Commissioners Must Wed Gay Couples
The Christian Post
January 11, 2011
... The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, an intervenor in the case, expressed disappointment in the ruling. "While the court recognized that a refusal to...

Gay Marriage Refusal Law Unconstitutional: Court
LifeSiteNews
January 10, 2011
... Lawyer Scott Kennedy, who made submissions on behalf of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, said that most provinces accommodate marriage commissioners one way or another...

Canadian Court: Marriage Officials Must Marry Homosexuals
LifeSiteNews
January 10, 2011
... Faye Sonier, Legal Counsel for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, who intervened in the case, said in a press release Friday in anticipation of today's...

Gay Marriage Refusal Case Tests Rights
Global TV Edmonton
January 10, 2011
... Bringing the longest rainbow banner in Canada to Parliament is the latest ... for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, who will argue for the exemptions...

Canadian Court to Rule on Right of Marriage Commissioners to Opt Out of Same-sex “Marriages”
LifeSiteNews
January 7, 2011
... From a press release today by the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, who intervened in the case...

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