New Canada Watch highlights EFC-led research
“Can you help my organization deal with certain problems we’re having?” That is a question EFC staff hear often, as the leadership team speaks at churches or conferences and meets with affiliate churches and organizations. In the latest Canada Watch, read how the EFC responds to these questions by launching research projects. Also in this issue: EFC Engagement Kit coming your way; EFC Election Kit is available online; Faith Today helps to shed light on the political life; and more.
Essay and video contest for young adults
Love Is Moving, Canada's Christian youth magazine, is sponsoring an exciting contest with some great prizes. It invites Canadians age 18 to 35 to write an article (500-1500 words) or create a video (5 minutes or less) and submit it by Sept. 20. Grand prize is $500 and a trip to Montreal Oct. 24 to attend EFC’s Presidents Day to present the winning piece. Several other cash awards range from $250 to $150. The contest aims to re-introduce the evangelical movement to Canadians who don’t use the word “evangelical” much or know a lot about it. Details at LoveIsMoving.ca/Contest.
Five reviews from Jul/Aug 2019
Looking for some good summer reads? Check out the book reviews in our latest issue, including The True Story of Canadian Human Trafficking, by Paul Boge; The Story of all Stories: Genesis 1-11, by Darrell Johnson; Modern Technology and the Human Future, by Craig M. Gay; and Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover.
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→ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, July 30
→ Gospel Impact Conference, Toronto, Aug. 8-10
→ New Brunswick Christian Ashram, Browns Flat, Aug. 8-11
→ No Greater Love Music Festival, Cochrane, Aug. 10-11
→ International Conference on the Turin Shroud, Hamilton, Aug. 14-17
→ Praise in the Park, Kincardine, Aug. 17
→ Freedom Fest, Perth, Aug. 17-18
→ Jesus At Work: Marketplace and Mission Picnic, Vancouver, Aug. 18
→ International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, worldwide, Aug. 22
→ Worldview Leadership Camp (Highschoolers), Grimsby, Aug. 18-24
→ EFC Speaker in Kitchener, Aug. 25
→ Pentecostal World Conference, Calgary, Aug. 27-30
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
→ Praying for Canada: Behind the Scenes at the National House of Prayer (audio podcast)
→ A Splash of Fresh Water (FT article)
→ Our Roman Catholic Neighbours (new EFC resource)
→ Les joies et les peines des soins palliatifs (new French translation from Faith Today)