THE EFC UPDATE - 2016.04.26
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VIDEOS AND MORE ON ASSISTED-SUICIDE LAW
In a five-minute video interview, the EFC’s Julia Beazley summarized concerns about Bill C-14, the government's proposed new legislation on euthanasia and assisted suicide, for 100 Huntley Street last week. The EFC also held a joint news conference April 19 with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Canadian Council of Imams and representatives from the Salvation Army and Canada’s Jewish communities (see video on CPAC and joint media release). Les deux derniers sont aussi disponibles en français.
YOUR RESPONSE TO ASSISTED-SUICIDE LAW
It can take less than half an hour for you to make sure your MP knows your views about assisted suicide at this crucial time. Get all the tools you need at theEFC.ca/EuthanasiaUrgentAction. One of the free tools there is the booklet Euthanasia + Palliative Care: A Guide for Canadians. This week the EFC sent each MP a letter along with a copy of the booklet.
HELP PROTECT LIFE: NEW CANADA WATCH
Canada Watch is the EFC’s free bi-monthly newsletter. The new April/May issue is now available. Its four short pages include “You Can Help the EFC Protect Life in Canada” and “The EFC Represents You at Global Gathering.” There’s also a word of thanks from EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger and our regular update from Parliament Hill.
NEXT WEBINAR: THE PROBLEM OF PORNOGRAPHY
Registration is now open for the next EFC webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, 2016 and featuring Julia Beazley, EFC director of public policy. The webinar will present an overview of the problem of pornography and its connection to human trafficking. It will also explore practical ways church leaders can equip their congregations to resist and fight it. Join us to add your own contributions to the discussion and learn more on this challenging issue. Sign up today!
PREVIOUS WEBINAR: EVANGELICALS AROUND THE WORLD
A videorecording is now available from the EFC’s April 20 webinar with Brian Stiller, global ambassador for the World Evangelical Alliance, discussing what he’s learned from his travels and his work on Evangelicals Around the World: A Global Handbook for the 21st Century as well as An Insider’s Guide to Praying for the World.
COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→ The Pursuit CCCC Conference, London, April 27-29
→ Canadian Church Press Convention, Toronto, April 27-29
→ Last Days Bible Conference, Calgary, April 29-30
→ Youth Ministry Summit Canada, Brampton, April 29-30
→ Write Canada Earlybird Deadline, Toronto, April 30
→ Radiant Christian Women’s Conference, Airdrie, April 30
→ Passing Christian Faith to Our Children, Newmarket, April 30
→ Equip Against Human Trafficking, Newmarket, May 1
→ Festival of Hope Involvement Seminars, Vancouver area, May 2-10
HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PORNOGRAPHY
The EFC’s Julia Beazley will make a presentation at Equip Against Human Trafficking, May 1 in Newmarket, Ont. She will discuss the impacts of pornography, how it contributes to sexual exploitation and how we can fight it. Last Sunday she spoke on euthanasia at Church of the Messiah in Ottawa. Consider inviting an EFC speaker for your group or church at theEFC.ca/speakers.
MEET YOU IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
Don McNiven, the EFC’s director of affiliate and donor relations, is visiting across Ontario during May and then New Brunswick and Nova Scotia the week of June 6. He would be delighted to visit with supporters there to discuss the programs of the EFC and a current research extension of the Canadian Bible Engagement Study. Contact him at McNivenD@theEFC.ca or 416-902-9110.
CAMP IS SOMETHING WE DID RIGHT
Sending our children to summer camp, even when we’re not entirely sure how we’ll afford it, turns out to be a wise choice, argues Karen Stiller, senior editor, in the Mar/Apr issue of Faith Today. Read her thoughts in our digital edition. To get the print editions, see below for a special offer.
LAST CHANCE: GET BRIAN STILLER’S BOOK
WITH THE EFC’S MAGAZINE
Subscribe this week to Faith Today, Canada’s Christian magazine, and you will also get a free copy of An Insider’s Guide to Praying for the World. This book is written by Brian Stiller, founder of Faith Today and now global ambassador for the World Evangelical Alliance. His new book identifies prayer needs and tells encouraging stories of Christian missions. This magazine and book combination will make you better informed, equipped and connected! As an added bonus you’ll also get a subscription to our free new youth magazine, Love Is Moving. Details at FaithToday.ca/subscriptions or toll-free 1-866-302-3362. Offer ends April 30.
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