Explore Crucial Issues

EFC webinars are short midday meetings that anyone can connect via computer, telephone or mobile device.

Learn about and discuss the crucial issues of our day. You'll hear a short interview with a featured speaker. Then you can submit your own questions and get an immediate, live response.

Let's be like iron sharp- ening iron and consider together the implications of these issues for individual Christians, for the Church and for Canada.

Feel free to email us with ideas for future webinar topics or expert guests.

 
EFC Webinars

Most recent webinar
Is pornography a public health issue?
Recorded Nov. 23, 2016 at noon Eastern time

What is the price of the widespread use of pornography to our society – more accessible, graphic and more violent than it ever has been? What can our churches do?

Featured experts:

  • Julia Beazley, EFC Director, Public Policy
  • Glendyne Gerrard, Director of Defend Dignity

Related news and links:

  • We’ve created an EFC videoclip and blog post you can share with your church and your friends to raise these important issues more widely. The video and blog offer quick summaries of the issues and point to TheEFC.ca/PornographyResources.
  • Those interested in going deeper can read the EFC's September 2016 submission to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women. This four-page submission, “Internet Pornography and Violence Against Young Women and Girls in Canada,” argues that online porn fuels sexual exploitation and contributes to sexual violence against girls and young women. The submission asks Parliament to study the public health effects of internet porn and to consider age verification for porn sites, as is being considered in the U.K. 
  • See our previous EFC webinar on The Problem of Pornography (May 2016)
  • A vote is expected before the Christmas break on MP Arnold Viersen’s motion M-47, which calls on the  parliamentary health committee to study the public health effects of easily accessible, violent and degrading sexually explicit material online. (See a sample letter in support of this motion at TheEFC.ca/M47.)
  • The EFC joined with Defend Dignity to host events and meetings on Parliament Hill in November. These events educated MPs, Senators and other Ottawa residents about pornography’s impact on sexual, emotional, psychological and relational health. The guest speaker was Cordelia Anderson, founder of the US National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation.

Please visit this webpage again soon to hear about our next upcoming webinar.

Webinar Archives

Watch or listen to recent webinars whenever you want at theEFC.ca/ WebinarArchive

2016

→Porn and public health (Nov.)
→Religious freedom (Oct.)
→Suffering (Sept.)
→Youth (June)
→Pornography (May)
→Around the world (Apr.)
→Assisted suicide2 (Mar.)
→Assisted suicide1 (Feb.)
→Clergy wellness (Jan.)

2015

→Helping refugees (Dec.)
→Election 2015 (Sept.)
→Changing church (Aug.)
→Religious freedom (June)
→Euthanasia (Apr.)

   
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