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Global Initiatives

WEA Strengthened by Canadian Ties

The World Evangelical Alliance is a network of churches and organizations representing more than 600 million Evangelicals. The EFC is its national alliance partner in Canada. Visit worldea.org/news.

EFC staff help lead the WEA, including current contributions by Bruce Clemenger, Eileen Stewart-Rhude and others. Canadian Brian Stiller is the WEA global ambassador, and the EFC hosts his Dispatches blog.

The WEA includes commissions on mission, religious liberty, theology, women, youth as well as initiatives on human trafficking, refugees, leadership training, nuclear weapons, generosity, creation care, business and more.

Missions: Research, Collaboration, Improving Short-Term Mission Trips, and More

The EFC Global Mission Roundtable seeks to maximize the effectiveness of the Canadian evangelical community in global mission. Read more about it at www.globalmission.ca.

One of its popular resources is an updated Code of Best Practice in Short-Term Mission. The Code provides a standard/benchmark for short-term mission practice and suggests elements that should be incorporated as a basic minimum.  Download the second edition, dated February 2009, for free. A revised guidebook which includes many helpful supplementary materials is available for $10 online or by calling 1-866-302-3362.

Member of the roundtable and many EFC affiliate agencies are also partners in the Canadian Missions Research Forum focused on the missions engagement of the Canadian Church.

To find out what EFC affiliate organizations are doing in mission, enter a keyword such as "Tanzania" or "malaria" into our custom search, which gives results from websites of our affiliate organizations.

Micah Network

The Micah Network is a global community of Christians (aid / NGO organisations, mission organisations, academic / training institutes, local congregations, networks, alliances, denominational secretariats and individuals) drawn together because of their passion and commitment for integral mission. 

The EFC and the World Evangelical Alliance were involved in its founding in 1999 in response to a groundswell among evangelical Christian churches wanting to contribute at all levels to the alleviation of poverty and to greater justice for poor communities. In Canada, a Micah Challenge initiative was launched by the EFC along with other networks and agencies. Later the Micah Challenge organization did much of its advocacy focused on the United Nations millenium development goals set for 2015. Visit www.micahglobal.org for current and future goals.

Serving the Persecuted

In many parts of the world, the followers of Jesus Christ live under persecution. The World Evangelical Alliance estimates that over 200 million Christians in more than 60 countries are denied their basic human rights because of their faith in Jesus Christ.

In partnership with other evangelical groups around the world, the EFC's Religious Liberty Commission monitors the persecution of Christians, and alerts churches in Canada to prayer and advocacy needs. The EFC also seeks to raise the profile of religious persecution as a serious human rights violation with government and in the media. Several EFC affiliates also partner to coordinate the Canadian arm of the annual International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church each November.