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New! The Feb/Mar 2013 issue (PDF, 497kb) was released Feb. 15, 2013. The cover article "The EFC Throws Support Behind National Housing Strategy" explains the EFC's support of Bill C-400, an Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing. There's also an interview with Matthew Gibbins, executive director of the EFC’s Global Mission Roundtable. Plus a report from Parliament Hill in Ottawa. And EFC Vice-President Aileen Van Ginkel explains how "The EFC Plays Key Role in the World Evangelical Alliance."
The Dec 2012/Jan 2013 issue (PDF, 507kb) was released Dec. 14, 2012. The cover article "Christmas in Ottawa With the EFC" looks at the symbolic and strategic work of the EFC Ottawa office, launched in 1996 as the Centre for Faith and Public Life. There's also an interview with Rick Hiemstra, director of EFC’s Centre for Research on Canadian Evangelicalism. Plus a report from Parliament Hill in Ottawa. And more!
The Oct/Nov 2012 issue (PDF, 443kb) was released Oct. 30, 2012. Have a look! The cover article "EFC Partnership Produces Ground-Breaking Research" reflects on a study by the EFC's Youth and Young Adult Roundtable. The study Hemorrhaging Faith: Why and When Canadian Young Adults Are Leaving, Staying and Returning to Church demonstrates the strength of collaboration at this critical time for the Church in Canada. There's also an interview with David Wells, the outgoing chair of the EFC board of directors. Plus a report from Parliament Hill in Ottawa. And more!
The Fall 2012 issue (PDF, 293kb) was released Sep. 20, 2012. The cover article "A Moment to Celebrate" reflects on the passage into law of new human trafficking legislation. There's also news about an exciting new report on why youth leave the church and why they stay. Plus a report from Parliament Hill in Ottawa. And more.
The Summer 2012 issue (PDF, 488kb) was released July 4, 2012. The cover article explains how to contact your MP during BBQ season and how that's important. There's also an interview with Bill Fledderus, senior editor of the EFC magazine Faith Today, about some exciting changes in the magazine and its digital versions. Plus a report from Parliament Hill in Ottawa. And more.
The Spring 2012 issue (PDF, 312kb, image at right) was released Apr. 4, 2012. The cover article explains how the EFC is supporting calls for Parliament to examine the outdated definition of "human being" in the Criminal Code. There's also coverage of the Supreme Court's decision on a Quebec religion course (the EFC intervened). And more.
The Winter 2012 issue (PDF, 244kb, image at left) was released Dec. 5, 2011. Have a look! Articles cover human trafficking and more.
The Fall 2011 issue (PDF, 419kb) was released Oct. 25, 2011. Articles cover a national gathering of prayer leaders, what the EFC is doing to protect freedom of expression, and more.
The Summer 2011 issue (PDF, 329kb) examines why a Quebec court case about the province's mandatory Ethics and Religious Culture course matters so much, spotlights an EFC partnership called the Canadian Network for Ministries to Muslims, and looks at government promises to finally create an Office of Religious Freedom, among other articles.
The Spring 2011 issue (PDF, 900kb) examines the current challenges to Canada's prostitution laws, among other articles.
The Winter 2011 issue (PDF, 400kb). It includes links to some great ministry resources and quick information on a child-focused ministry partnership, plus a message from President Bruce Clemenger and an update from staff working on Parliament Hill.
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