THE EFC UPDATE - 2015.04.14
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COURT TO DECIDE ON PUBLIC PRAYER
The Supreme Court of Canada will release its decision tomorrow in the Saguenay case, heard last October. The EFC intervened in the case which asks whether there is a place for religious observance in state-sponsored events and gatherings. EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger published an introduction to the case in everyday language. You may also want to read our media release at theEFC.ca/Saguenay and follow its links to the EFC legal factum and webcast of oral court presentations.
WHY GET INVOLVED?
Why should we be involved in the euthanasia issue in Canada? That’s the headline of the latest issue of the EFC newsletter Canada Watch (Apr/May 2015). Read this short article and catch up on other EFC news at theEFC.ca/CanadaWatch.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: EFC WEBINAR ON EUTHANASIA
EFC webinars are short midday meetings that anyone can connect via computer, telephone or mobile device. Join to learn about and discuss the crucial issues of our day. You’ll hear a short interview with an expert. Then you can submit your own questions for a live question-and-answer session. The first webinar in this new series features EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger on the topic of euthanasia. It will be held Thursday, April 23 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Registration opens soon at theEFC.ca/webinars.
EFC PRESIDENT LEADS SUDBURY, ONT., EVENT ON FAITH IN PUBLIC LIFE
EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger will be speaking at an Elevate Sudbury event showcasing how the Christian community and local congregations can directly and positively impact children and youth in government care. Please email to register for the April 25 event. For more information on this EFC initiative, see AdoptionSunday.com and the EFC Declaration of Human Life. President Clemenger will also be speaking in Sudbury in the morning service at Glad Tidings church on April 26.
SEEKING KINGDOM GOLD IN THE YUKON
Living and working in Canada’s North is the stuff of dreams and legends. The reality is harsh – and beautiful, writes Meagan Gillmore in the latest issue of Faith Today. Buy a print subscription now to receive the complete issue. We’re currently offering our best prices ever – only $2.99 per issue at faithtoday.ca/subscriptions – but only for a few more weeks!
LATEST POSTS AT BLOG.FAITHTODAY.CA
→ As Spring Breaks Into Canada: James Beverley Reminds Us to Watch for God
→ Running With New Possibilities in Canadian Seminaries, By Jo-Ann Badley
EFC PRESIDENT IN KITCHENER
EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger will discuss the latest Supreme Court decisions and social changes in Canada at a meeting of the Evangelical Ministerial of Kitchener-Waterloo, April 22. Request a speaker for your event or church at theEFC.ca/speakers.
COMING EVENTS AT THEEFC.CA/CALENDAR
→ Justice Tour, Saskatoon/Winnipeg, April 14-16
→ David Festival of Worship and the Arts, Port Perry, April 17-19
→ Ottawa Christian Writers Fellowship Conf., April 18
→ Le Courage de Diriger, St-Hyacinthe, April 18
→ National Prayer Breakfast, Ottawa, April 20-21
DAY OF REJOICING, UNTIL…
His son was off to Bible college and the dad felt free! Well, that’s how it looked at first, writes humorist Phil Callaway at the EFC website Christianity.ca, Canada’s Christian library online.