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EFC Update Newsletter September 22, 2020

22 September 2020

New Podcast: Love Is Moving Magazine: The Editors Talk

Ilana Reimer and Katie Pezzutto, the creative forces behind Love Is Moving magazine, share their vision and writing and editing lives with Faith Today editors Bill Fledderus and Karen Stiller. There is mention of man-eating mermaids.

The EFC's Joel Gordon on "Racism and Reconciliation Thunder" 

“Setting the table for an antiracist and antioppressive way of living starts with a call from God to examine my own heart.” EFC creative director Joel Gordon describes his growing awareness of how he may unwittingly benefit from racially motivated injustices in Canada, even as he also experiences life as a racialized Canadian.

Faith Today subscriptions are now free across Canada! You can sign up here. We now keep our subscribers up to date with an email twice a month. Sign up or learn more. 

A Key Time to Act on Euthanasia Expansion

A bill to expand euthanasia is likely to be one of the first introduced and passed in Parliament this fall. An earlier bill to change Canada’s euthanasia law (Bill C-7) died when Parliament was prorogued in August. The new bill will be moved quickly through Parliament. It only takes a few minutes to contact your MP, but it has a big impact. See the EFC’s new blog and action kit of helpful resources. Your efforts help to uphold life and protect vulnerable Canadians.

Introducing the Peace & Reconciliation Network

The Peace & Reconciliation Network is an initiative of the World Evangelical Alliance, to which the EFC belongs. Watch this three-minute video to see Phil Wagler introduce the Peace & Reconciliation Network Canada. Wagler is its North American network coordinator as well as pastor of Kelowna Gospel Fellowship. Find more from the network at Faith Today’s new twice-monthly blog series offering inspiration and equipping related to peace and reconciliation.

Coming Events at TheEFC.ca/Calendar

→ Wilma Derksen's experiment in forgiveness, webinar (CCCA), Sept. 24
→ How to Study Old Testament Prophecy (Precept Ministries), online, Sept. 30
→ Church conflict/social ethics in a borderlands community (Acadia), online, Sept. 30
→ Apologia: La défense de l’évangile, Oct. 3
→ Life Chain, across North America by Campaign Life Coalition, Oct. 3
→ Christian Schools Canada leadership conference 2020, online, Oct. 8
→ Preaching OT wisdom literature (Heritage C&S): Ray Ortlund, online, Oct. 8
→ Faith, food & farming with Norman Wirzba (CCCA), Oct. 8
→ Watercooler break for communications workers, online, Oct. 9
→ Ending poverty together (Feed the Hungry), online workshop, Oct. 15
→ Change conference (Cdn Youth Network), online, Oct. 16
→ Jesus and justice conference (IJM), online, Oct. 15-17
→ International day for the eradication of poverty, Oct. 15-17

Pandemic a Great Time for Learning? 

Online course registrations are now open for many seminaries and Christian postsecondary institutions. Several are listed at TheEFC.ca/Calendar. Be sure to check the website of your preferred institution for more opportunities. Or visit www.checonline.ca to search a database of Canadian Christian online courses.

In Case You Missed It

The Persecuted Church: An Interview with Gary Stagg of Open Doors (podcast)
How are we really doing in terms of resilience? (Faith Today blog)
EFC speakers in your online gathering
→ The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear a case about whether ecclesiastical decisions about membership and discipline are outside of the scope of judicial review. See TheEFC.ca/Aga
→ Home print subscriptions to our award-winning magazines Faith Today and Love Is Moving are now free in Canada at FaithToday.ca/SubscribeFree.
→ Get your message out at FaithToday.ca/Classifieds. Contact [email protected]