EFC Update Newsletter January 14, 2020

14 January 2020

Action Alert: Consultation on Medical Assistance in Dying

Act now to support safeguards and limit eligibility for medical assistance in dying (MAID). The government has opened a 2-week online consultation on MAID to guide new legislation. See the EFC’s action alert for information about the consultation and how to make your concerns known.

New Podcast: How Churches Can Help Refugees

Brian Dyck of the Mennonite Central Committee Canada shares insights, practical tips, and even some theology that will help Canadian churches serve refugees better.

Evangelical Churches and the Palestinian Authority

World Evangelical Alliance global ambassador Brian Stiller shares good news from the Holy Land, announcing the Palestinian government has officially recognized a national evangelical alliance there: “What I saw was what many Christians for 12 years had prayed for.”

Not Christian Anymore: Faith Today Special Report

The new issue of Faith Today reports on a major new EFC survey. The survey suggests half of Canadians are either agnostic, atheist or unreligious. And only a tenth attend religious services weekly.

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From House to Sailboat Dwelling

Mission leader Grace Fox and her husband Gene live on a 48-foot sailboat in Richmond, B.C. In our latest blog at, she writes about experiencing “God’s transitional grace.”

EFC Staff at Event on Global Persecution

The World Watch List is an annual resource produced by the ministry Open Doors. It ranks the countries that have the worst persecution of Christians. This year's Toronto launch event  will be held at The Peoples Church on January 16. The EFC's David Guretzki will be attending and giving greetings at the event.

Coming Events at

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→ EFC Speaker in Edmonton, Jan. 15
→ 2020 World Watch List Launch, Toronto Jan. 16
→ David Fitch: Thought Leader Symposium, Burlington, Jan. 16
→ Forge Ontario: A Morning with Marilyn Draper, Burlington, Jan. 17
→ Night with the Persecuted Church, Scarborough, Jan. 17; Victoria, Jan. 30; Regina, Feb. 5; Brandon, Feb.
→ Armour Up Men’s Conference, Ottawa, Jan. 17-18
→ One Conference (formerly Breakforth), Edmonton, Jan. 17-18
→ EFC Speaker in Surrey, Jan. 18
→ Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, worldwide, Jan. 18-25
→ CCCA webinar: Building a Life as a Christian writer, online, Jan. 20
→ Canadian Youth Workers Conference, Saskatoon, Jan. 24-25; Abbotsford, Feb. 7-8
→ Missions Fest 2020, Vancouver, Jan. 31-Feb. 1
→ EFC Speaker in Lacombe, Alta. Feb. 2
→ Rencontre au Sommet 2020, Granby, Que., Feb. 3-5
→ Night with the Persecuted Church, Regina, Feb. 5; Brandon, Man., Feb. 6
→ Missionfest Manitoba, Winnipeg, Feb. 7-9
→ EFC Speaker in New Norway, Alta., Feb. 9

In Case You Missed It

Q&A: Bill S-202 and Conversion Therapy (EFC blog post)
Interview with MCC Refugee Expert (Faith Today article)
Is Jordan Peterson’s Work Compatible with Christianity? (EFC podcast)
The Lollipop Problem – Fighting International Child Pornography (EFC article)
Reasons to Hope and Ways to Engage (EFC article)
Dispatch from Brian Stiller on Vietnam
The Difficult Transition into Retirement (Faith Today blog)
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