July 9, 2019

09 July 2019

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

The FT Interview with Joy Smith  

Joy Smith served as a Member of Parliament from 2004–2015 and is a leading advocate against human trafficking. She made Canadian history as the first sitting MP to amend the Criminal Code twice, passing two antitrafficking bills. The Joy Smith Foundation focuses on prevention and education efforts against trafficking in Canada and around the world. Smith spoke to Faith Today about her time as a parliamentarian, and the joys and challenges of that unique role. 

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Keeping up With the EFC 

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Coming Events at  

Publicize your event for free.   
→ Badlands Passion Play, Drumheller, July 12-14, July 19-21 
→ RZIM Summit – God and the Natural World, Wolfville, July 10-14
→ Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration, Red Deer, July 11-13
→ Atlantic Christian Ashram, Berwick, July 13-18 
→ British Columbia Christian Ashram, Langley, July 12-14
→ Central Ontario Christian Ashram, Mississauga, July 12-14
→ EFC Ambassador in Beaumont, Alberta, July 14
→ Evan Runner International Academy, Grimsby, July 14-27
→ Tidal Impact Youth Mission Program, Woodstock and Fredericton, July 20-27
→ 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 

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.

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:

In Case You Missed It

→ What can the Canadian church do about the opioid crisis (audio podcast)
→ April interfaith conference videos now available
→ Caring for politicians in a harsh culture (Faith Today article)
→ People to feed, dishes to clean (Love Is Moving article)
→ Vivre selon les Écritures quand la société est contre l'autorité (new French translation from Faith Today