The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Update, July 26, 2011

General July 26, 2011

Together for influence, impact and identity

PRAYER FOR JACK LAYTON
Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, has temporarily stepped down from party leadership as he has once again been diagnosed with cancer. Please join us in lifting up Mr. Layton and his family in prayer during this difficult time. For more information, please read the prayer alert released by an EFC affiliate, the National House of Prayer.

THE EFC RESPONDS TO NORWAY MASSACRE
The European Evangelical Alliance responded immediately to the mass killings in Norway. EEA is part of the World Evangelical Alliance of which the EFC is also a member. EFC President Bruce Clemenger responded on behalf of the EFC.

THE EFC CLARIFIES CONFUSION ABOUT CLERGY-PARISHIONER CONFIDENTIALITY 
Asked to comment on how turmoil in Ireland might affect clergy in Canada, EFC VP Don Hutchinson replied with an analysis that was published in the National Post.

EVANGELICALS RESPOND TO ADOPTION CRISIS IN CANADA
The current issue of Christian Week features EFC President Bruce Clemenger’s family and the ongoing initiatives of Evangelicals in Canada. It highlights adoption education and the current plight of 30,000 children waiting for a “forever” home. You can also read about international adoption in the summer issue of Faith Today – available free online.

THE EFC RESPONDS TO ARTICLE CONDEMNING PRO-LIFERS
In response to the Sudbury Star article Anti-Abortion Rhetoric Is Too Much to Take, EFC Legal Counsel Faye Sonier submitted Need for Rational Abortion Debate which confirms facts about abortion and calls for a real discussion on the practice and consequences of abortion in Canada.

IS CANADA BECOMING POLARIZED BETWEEN BELIEVERS AND NON-BELIEVERS?
Sociologist Reginald Bibby makes the case for this polarization in his new book Beyond the Gods and Back. In the new issue of EFC’s Church & Faith Trends Joel Thiessen reviews this book evaluating both Bibby’s polarization thesis and what he thinks lies ahead for religion in Canada.

THE BODIES IN OUR HEADS
We often hear warnings about how pornography is damaging men in our culture, but what about women? And how should Christians respond when some of our sisters confess to struggling with the addiction themselves? The latest issue of Faith Today has a helpful article called The Bodies in My Head. Read it and the complete issue online at www.faithtoday.ca/digitalsample.

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