The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Update, February 1, 2011

General February 2, 2011
Together for influence, impact and identity

EFC REFLECTION ON MICHAEL IGNATIEFF’S STAND FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Don Hutchinson, vice-president of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) and director of the Centre for Faith and Public Life, examines comments made by and about Michael Ignatieff and his stand for the religious freedom of Sikh’s denied entrance to the Quebec legislature in ‘Ignatieff on Religious Freedom: Right Thing. Right Reason?’ an ActivateCFPL blog.

DO CHRISTIANS CONVERT TO ISLAM TO AVOID PERSECUTION?
Anita Levesque, co-ordinator for the EFC’s Religious Liberty Commission, considers a report of Pakistani Christians converting to Islam to avoid persecution for themselves and their families in ‘PAKISTAN: Toronto Star Reporting that Some Christians are converting to Islam’ an ActivateCFPL blog. Read the original Toronto Star piece.

INVOLVED IN SOCIAL JUSTICE? CONNECT WITH STREETLEVEL
The StreetLevel Roundtable on Poverty and Homelessness invites Christians engaged in social justice ministry to connect with Roundtable members as they travel across Canada throughout 2011. The Roundtable gathers those who are interested in engaging in social justice issues, providing opportunities for support, celebrate and collaboration. Email the Roundtable chairperson, Dion Oxford to connect. StreetLevel operates on the EFC’s administrative and communications platform.

BECOME A PARTNERSHIP CATALYST
If you have a vision to catalyze the development of partnering efforts, then you will want to participate in the Partnership Training Conference April 11-15 in Guelph, Ont. Co-hosted by the EFC, this conference will provide you with insight and skills into identifying partnering potential and forming appropriate partnership structures.

KNOW SOMEONE AT A CHRISTIAN COLLEGE?
Faith Today is offering free digital subscriptions to students registered at a Christian university or other post-secondary institution. If you know someone who qualifies, please pass along the tip that all they need to do to sign up is go to www.faithtoday.ca/subscribe.


THE EFC ON SOCIAL NETWORKS
EFC Facebook Page
http://www.facebook.com/theEFC

EFC Law and Public Policy Blog
http://activateCFPL.theEFC.ca

EFC Experimental Video Channels
http://www.youtube.com/user/theEFCca
http://vimeo.com/user969491/videos/sort:date
Main EFC Twitter Feed
http://twitter.com/theEFCEFC Law and Public Policy Feed
http://twitter.com/activateCFPL
EFC Research Feed
http://twitter.com/EFCresearch

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