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Family & Community

Our understanding of the world around us is shaped by our faith. We approach life and face difficult circumstances in light of the teaching of Scripture, with the help of the Holy Spirit. We are created to live in families and form communities that care for each other and serve those in need.
 
A family is called to care for its members physically, emotionally and spiritually as it enables them to serve God, other people and creation. Parents also have the privilege and responsibility of leading their children to know God and his ways, as well as the world around them (Deut. 11:19). 
 
Our lives are interdependent. God calls us to love our neighbour as ourselves (Matt. 22:39), to consider how our actions affect others (Rom. 14), and to seek the good of our land (Jer. 29:7).  

Following these callings, we form communities that provide relief and promote development; foster the arts, provide education and preserve history; enjoy recreation; help and care for people in need. 
 
Family and community relationships are valued by Canadians. Our laws also recognize our interdependence and responsibility for others, for example, requiring parents to care for their children and caring for vulnerable persons.

Topics

Interfaith and Interchurch

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...

Reproductive & Genetic Technologies

New ways to treat illness and infertility are the goal of many reproductive and genetic technologies. However, there is a risk that vulnerable people may be exploited, such as infertile couples...

Gambling

As Christians, we are called to love God and to love our neighbours as ourselves. Loving God requires that we trust in him to provide, in his time, everything we need for our lives. Loving our...

Prostitution

People often enter into prostitution as a last resort. Prostitution treats people as sexual property that can be bought and sold, and violates human dignity. Prostitution is exploitation, and a...

Palliative Care

Palliative Care alleviates suffering and offers care for those who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and those who are at the end of life. It manages pain and symptoms, and offers...

Children and Youth

A young person’s decisions and spiritual formation can shape the rest of their lives. Their energy and growing understanding provide exciting opportunities for learning, growing in spiritual...

Education

Parents have primary responsibility for nurturing and educating children. The Bible tells us that we are responsible to teach our children about what God has done. The classroom is an...

Abuse

Abuse violates human dignity and can have devastating, life-long impacts. Abuse is mistreatment of or violence toward a person. It can take many forms, such as physical, sexual, psychological or...

Collaboration

The EFC gathers Evangelicals to advance the Gospel together, partnering for effective ministry. As a national association, the EFC plays a unique role in promoting collaboration among churches...

Pornography

June 2017 update: We are calling supporters to ACT NOW on Parliament's disappointing study report on the societal impact of violent online pornography.Today’s mainstream pornography...

Poverty and Homelessness

Poverty and homelessness are complex issues that defy a single, simple solution. Those who are poor and without housing are among the most vulnerable among us. These issues are complex on societal,...

Seniors

The current demographic shift means almost one in four Canadians will be over 65 years of age in just over a decade. The Bible describes the wisdom that comes with age and calls us to honour and...

Adoption

Through no fault of their own, thousands of children and youth are in government care and in need of a permanent home and family. It’s estimated that 30,000 children in government care are...

Family

Family is the primary source of support for many Canadians, and families are a foundational part of Canadian society. Yet many families feel the weight of a number of economic, social and...