November 12, 2019

12 November 2019

Religious Freedom: Asking to Change the Election Date

The EFC has asked that Elections Canada recommend rescheduling the next fixed election date so it does not conflict with Jewish holy days. As David Guretzki, EFC Executive Vice President, writes, "We believe no Canadian should have a harder time exercising their democratic right to vote because of their faith."

New Dispatch from Brian Stiller: Closing of Churches in Algeria

“Just days ago, Christians joined in a public protest against the Algerian government for shutting down churches. This is unusual. Algeria is an Islamic state.” Read more on why Algerian Christians took to the streets in the latest dispatch from Brian Stiller.

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, projected to open Dec. 5. Read our summary of what the major parties said about this issue during the election, what may happen, and what you can do. 

EFC Visits in 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.

Audio Podcast: Child Sponsorship and World Issues with Michael Messenger 

We recently interviewed Michael Messenger, president of World Vision Canada. In the podcast of our interview, Michael unpacks the new child sponsorship model and discusses the pressing issues facing the world today, and our reasons for hope. Read the print version of the interview on our website.

Freedom and Incontestible Anthills

Can government be an idol? In the recent federal election, political parties promised to make life affordable and secure. But EFC President Bruce Clemenger cautions against "idolizing anything or anyone else other than God that promises provision and protection."

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→ 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
→ Women Together Leadership Webinar, online, Nov. 19
→ CCCA Webinar on Future of Canadian Newspapers, online, Nov. 20
→ 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
→ International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, Dec. 2

In Case You Missed It

The FT Interview with Michael Messenger
Interview with Leith Anderson of the National Association of Evangelicals (audio podcast)
Dispatch from Brian Stiller: The Art of Holding Your Nose
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