The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Update, April 12, 2011

General April 12, 2011
Together for influence, impact and identity


EFC EDITORIAL IN NATIONAL POST

Don Hutchinson, vice-president of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), responds to an article that proclaimed social conservatives are a spent political force if abortion and same-sex marriage are not election issues, in “Don’t dismiss the so-cons,”  Hutchinson's editorial in the National Post (April 8), and in the Full Comment and Holy Post online pages. You can read “Don’t dismiss the so-cons” at ActivateCFPL.

WHAT CAN CHURCHES DO — AND NOT DO — DURING AN ELECTION?
The EFC's Election Kit features do’s and don’ts for churches, tips on organizing an all candidates meeting, a call to prayer and fact sheets on several issues of importance for Evangelicals considering candidates for Canada’s government.

DO YOU WANT TO WORK IN OTTAWA THIS SUMMER?
The EFC's Centre for Faith and Public Life (CFPL) is accepting applications until April 15 for Law and Public Policy Summer Interns. Post-secondary students could have a unique opportunity to work in Ottawa on public policy projects and legal issues. For more information, visit our website, email or call 613-233-9868 (ext. 331).

EFC VP ON MARTYRED CABINET MINISTER IN CHRISTIAN WEEK

Christian Week newspaper asked Don Hutchinson to share a personal reflection on Pakistan Cabinet Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, recently martyred for his faith.


CHALLENGING THE PARADIGMS AND PRACTICES OF EVANGELICALS

At this hinge moment in church history generally, and in the history of Canadian Evangelicalism particularly, we need to ask ourselves, "What was God's best in the past and what might be God's best for the future? What do we rid ourselves of and what do we take with us as we move forward?" View more comments by Arnold Neufeldt-Fast presented at the EFC’s Hinge Conference in November.

DREAMS OF JESUS

A recent Canadian intelligence assessment suggests that some young Muslim extremists were inspired to political actions by their dreams. Read this article on EFC’s Christianity.ca and see how Muslims have also experienced God’s saving grace through dreams.

THE EFC ON SOCIAL NETWORKS

EFC Facebook Page
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EFC Law and Public Policy Blog
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EFC Experimental Video Channels
http://www.youtube.com/user/theEFCca
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http://twitter.com/theEFC

EFC Law and Public Policy Feed
http://twitter.com/activateCFPL

EFC Research Feed
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