November 5, 2019

05 November 2019

Looking Ahead to the Next Parliament and What You Can Do: Euthanasia

Following a court decision in Quebec in September, medical assistance in dying (MAID) is likely to come up early in the next session of the House of Commons. Read our summary of what the major parties said about this issue during the election, what may happen, and what you can do.

World Evangelical Alliance Meetings in Jakarta this Week

The World Evangelical Alliance is holding meetings in Jakarta, Indonesia, this week. EFC Vice-President David Guretzki, EFC Board Chair Bill Fietje and EFC Creative Director Joel Gordon are attending. The previous such gathering drew about 500 leaders to Thailand in 2008. The program includes plenary sessions by WEA Secretary General Ephraim Tendero, Founder of Operation Mobilisation George Verwer, President of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa Goodwill Shana, and others focused on the theme and the vision and purpose of the WEA today. Workshops and seminars, networking and Sunday service in local churches will also be offered. Please pray for the Holy Spirit to lead, guide and equip participants.

Dispatch from Brian Stiller: The Art of Holding Your Nose

For the World Evangelical Alliance, “negotiating with countries on issues such as persecution and violation of human and religious rights is complicated,” writes WEA global ambassador Brian Stiller. He shares an article by Wissam al-Saliby, a liaison officer with the WEA in the Geneva Office of Global Advocacy, who explains how the WEA negotiation process works.

Interview with Leith Anderson of the National Association of Evangelicals

In our latest podcast, Leith Anderson, retiring president of the National Association of Evangelicals in the United States, shares his analysis and hopes for a movement challenged on many fronts but standing strong.

EFC Director of Affiliate and Donor Relations to Visit Edmonton

Don McNiven, the EFC’s Director of Affiliate and Donor Relations, will be in Edmonton Nov. 25-29. If you’re interested in a visit, contact his assistant Bonnie Knoll.

The FT Interview with Michael Messenger

Michael Messenger is president and CEO of World Vision Canada, a global relief, development and advocacy organization. He spoke to Faith Today about their shakeup of the child sponsorship model and what makes him optimistic in a world where people still suffer.

Help the EFC by Collecting Air Miles

Did you know that you can help the EFC by collecting Air Miles with an EFC Air Miles card? Request one at our website and simply present it when you shop at grocers and other stores in the Air Miles program. The EFC will use the points you collect to defray the travel costs of our ministry. Thank you for whatever way you support our ministry "uniting Evangelicals to bless Canada in the name of Jesus."

Coming Events at

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→ Adoption and Fostering Awareness Month, nationwide, Nov. 1-30
→ Crossover to Move Youth Conference, Edmonton, Nov. 8-10
→ Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Coming Together in a Good Way, Regina, Nov. 8-9
→ EFC Speaker in Hanna, Alberta, Nov. 10
→ Gospel Coalition Canada Women’s Conference, Oakville, Nov. 14-Nov. 16
→ Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization Forum, Vancouver, Nov. 14; Toronto, Nov. 25
→ IMPACT Men’s Conference by Promise Keepers, Toronto, Nov. 15-16; Surrey, Nov. 23
→ Marriage Enrichment Retreat, Victoria, Nov. 15-17
→ FFM: Day of Prayer for the Muslim World, Toronto, Nov. 16
→ EFC Speaker in Osgoode, Ont., Nov. 17
→ Heritage College & Seminary Student Sampler, Cambridge, Nov. 18-19
→ Good Work Conference, Toronto, Nov. 23
→ Council for Refugees Forum on Human Trafficking, Ottawa, Nov. 27
→ Missional Live, Barrie, Nov. 30
→ Faith in Action: Practising Biblical Advocacy, Orillia, Nov. 30
→ Christmas Market, Toronto, Nov. 30

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