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Interfaith and Interchurch - Steeples of non-Christain Faith Churches Evangelical Christians in Canada are finding opportunity to work collaboratively with people from other Christian traditions and with those from non-Christian faith traditions as well. Such collaboration often shows up in coalitions around social issues, such as euthanasia and palliative care.

Going back to the late 1980’s Roman Catholics have been frequent partners for Evangelicals, especially around sanctity of human life issues (abortion, reproductive technologies, euthanasia). In 2011 the EFC established the Roman Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue, together with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Dialogue members meet two times per year to pray together, study doctrinal similarities and differences, and plan events that draw more people into the conversation.

The EFC also participates in the Canadian Interfaith Conversation, which was established in 2012 to provide a forum for people from various faith traditions who believe that religious communities play a positive role in Canadian society and need the freedom to do so. Conversation between people of faith – and also with those who claim no religious allegiance – is essential to advocating for religion in Canadian public life.
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Media releases

The EFC and CIJA Launch Dialogue

Today, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) and the Centre for Israel and Jewish...

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Interfaith Representatives Call for Improved Palliative Care across Canada

OTTAWA – Today, representatives from various faith communities united to...

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Articles

What happened when we worked together on Bill C-51

How Canadians rallied to ask that legal protection for religious leaders and worship...

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Three questions about interfaith collaboration

How is the EFC engaged in interfaith collaboration? The EFC's Aileen Van Ginkel...

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Official statements

Pray - Give - Speak Out on African Famine

Canadian religious leaders including the EFC are appealing to the public on famine in...

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The EFC condemns act of terror in Quebec

The EFC condemns the act of terror against those attending prayers Jan. 29 at the...

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Outgoing letters

Letter to the Governor General on Controversial Remarks

The EFC’s Nov. 6 letter invites the GG to deepen her understanding of Canadians...

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Interfaith Letter on Bill C-51 (Legal Protections for Religious Practices)

Faith leaders urge Parliament to protect the integrity and security of public religious...

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Court cases

R. v. Spratt [2006-2007]

Evangelical Christians in Canada are finding opportunity to work collaboratively with people from other Christian traditions and with those from non-Christian faith traditions as well.

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M. v. H. [1998]

Evangelical Christians in Canada are finding opportunity to work collaboratively with people from other Christian traditions and with those from non-Christian faith traditions as well.

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Video gallery

Working in interfaith contexts

(4 min 45 sec) Aileen van Ginkel, EFC vice-president, ministry services, talks about...

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Government

Bill C-14 (2016): Medical Assistance in Dying Summary

The federal government introduced Bill C-14, legislation to decriminalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, on April 14, 2016.

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Documents

Declaration Against Euthanasia And Assisted Suicide

We affirm the sanctity of all human life, and the equal and inviolable dignity of every human being.

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