Our Roman Catholic Neighbours
The EFC has posted a new 15-page resource called Our Roman Catholic Neighbours arising out of the Roman Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue co-hosted by the EFC and Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. It is a sister document to Our Evangelical Neighbours, produced by the Catholic Bishops in 2016. The goal is for these two faith communities, who often work together on issues of shared concern, to understand each other better.
Audio Podcast: What Can the Canadian Church Do About the Opioid Crisis?
Stewart Cameron recently co-hosted Canada Cares, a livestream event to call the church to action on the opioid crisis in our country. He's a Canadian who has struggled with addiction and is now a recovery advocate. He shares about his personal journey in our latest podcast.
EFC Vice-President Presents on Human Dignity in Switzerland
David Guretzki, Executive VP and Resident Theologian, will be presenting a paper on the theology of human dignity at the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland, July 8, 2019.
Interfaith Conference Videos Now Available
The EFC participates in a group called the Canadian Interfaith Conversation, which gathers representatives of 41 faith communities and faith-based organizations who believe that people of faith can contribute positively to the benefit of all people in Canadian society. The group held a multifaith conference in April in Toronto about the place of religion in Canadian society. A variety of experts made presentations on extremism, polarization and other topics, including three keynote speakers: the Hon. Bob Rae, Dr. Solange LeFebvre, and Dr. Michael Ruse. Video recordings from the event are now available online. Find links to the videos and more at TheEFC.ca/OurWholeSociety.
Caring for Politicians
Can a pastor and a politician be friends? In the Jul/Aug Faith Today cover story, Preston Pouteaux shares about his unlikely friendship with former Alberta MLA Bruce McAllister. He asks, “What if politicians facing big political decisions, ethical challenges, moral burdens or complex pressures were able to find the care of pastors to walk with them in the midst of their hardest experiences?” Read the full article.
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→ Revival/Prayer & Fast, Hope, B.C., July 1-5
→ Badlands Passion Play, Drumheller, July 5-7, July 12-14, July 19-21
→ RZIM Summit – God and the Natural World, Wolfville, July 10-14
→ Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration, July 11-13 – God and the Natural World, Wolfville, July 10-14
→ Atlantic Christian Ashranm, Berwick, July 13-18
→ British Columbia Christian Ashram, Langley, July 12-14
→ Central Ontario Christian Ashram, Mississauga, July 12-14
→ EFC Speaker in Beaumont, July 14
→ Evan Runner International Academy, Grimsby, July 14-27
→ EFC Speaker in Beaumont, July 14
→ Spiritual Survival in the Tribulation, Parry Sound, Aug. 2-4
→ Gospel Impact Conference, Toronto, Aug. 8-10
→ New Brunswick Christian Ashram, Browns Flat, Aug. 8-11
→ No Greater Love Music Festival, Cochrane, AB, Aug. 10-11
Federal Election 2019 Resources
The EFC’s federal election 2019 resources are now available online in English and French. Get our:
→ Issue questions for candidates
→ What churches can and cannot do
→ Brochure on faith, voting and political engagement
→ And more!
Feel free to reproduce and distribute copies of these resources in your group or church: www.TheEFC.ca/Election2019.
In Case You Missed It
→ The PAOC Turns 100 This Year. An Interview with David Wells (audio podcast)
→ How Much Do You Know About Sikhism? (Faith Today article)
→ Senate Submission on the Charitable Sector
→ What Are Churches Allowed to Do During an Election? Three Questions from Our Webinar
→ Trois conceptions de la neutralité de l'État. Par Bruce Clemenger (new French translation from Faith Today)