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Citizenship

Christians are called to actively seek the good of those around us and our country (Jeremiah 29:5-6). Our participation as individuals in discussions about public policy and politics, like our engagement in all of life and community, is part of our witness.

Related Themes

The EFC has published a variety of resources to equip Christians to reflect on and be equipped for responsible, Christ-honouring civic engagement.
  • Being a Faithful Christian, Being a Good Citizen (revised 2019, originally published 2006) briefly addresses Christian citizenship from a biblical perspective and suggests ways Christians can get involved in public life. 3 pages.
  • Hands Up! Identifying Parents’ Rights in the Education System (2010) is an EFC discussion paper on understanding the rights and responsibilities of parents, children, education institutions and government. 26 pages.
  • Christians and Civil Disobedience (revised 2001, originally published in 1991) looks at biblical texts and weighs arguments for and against civil disobedience. This paper can form the basis for thoughtful discussion among Christians on this important issue. 6 pages.
  • Being Christians in a Pluralistic Society (revised 2000, originally published in 1997) is a discussion paper by the EFC's former Social Action Commission. It examines definitions of pluralism, liberalism and secularlism, rejects responses such as accommodation and Christendom, and goes on to outline some aspects of Christian pluralism. It ends with eight suggestions for further reading. 7 pages.

Federal Election 2019 Resources

Voting is one way Christians contribute to society and the public good. When we vote we recognize the profound influence politics has on the lives of all Canadians.

Public policy impacts our lives, influences the way we interact with one another, and helps shape the care and protection offered to our neighbours.

Feel free to reproduce and distribute copies of the following resources in your group or church. To point friends to this webpage, use: www.TheEFC.ca/Election2019.
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