The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Update, March 29, 2011

General March 29, 2011

Together for influence, impact and identity


HELPING YOU PREPARE FOR THE FEDERAL ELECTION
As Canada heads toward the polls on May 2 in a federal election, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), has released its Election Kit – featuring 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 consideration by Canada’s government. You can download the EFC Election Kit 2011 here.


THE POWER OF A PARTNER
The Partnership Training Conference, April 11-15 in Guelph, Ont., co-hosted by the EFC, will help you identify partnering potential and form appropriate partnership structures. You won't want to miss it.


FLOWER POWER: WHEN A FLORIST REFUSES FLOWERS FOR A GAY WEDDING
Don Hutchinson, vice-president and general legal counsel for the EFC, examines the issue and the media coverage surrounding a New Brunswick florist’s refusal to participate in a same-sex wedding through the provision of flowers, including two bridal bouquets, in Petals and Promises, A Difference of Theology and A Same-Sex Wedding at ActivateCFPL.


SPEAKING WITH A FORMER PROSTITUTED WOMAN
Karen Stiller, associate editor of Faith Today, shares the personal impact of her conversation with Katarina MacLeod for the latest Faith Today cover story on prostitution in Canada, in her guest blog Behind the Prostitution Story: A Triumph of Grace at ActivateCFPL.


FREE SPEECH ON ABORTION AT UNIVERSITY CAMPUS. A THANK YOU.
Faye Sonier, EFC legal council, gives Recognition Where Recognition is due in this blog about Free Speech Paramount at UBC found at ActivateCFPL.

EFC POLICY ANALYST SPEAKS ON FAITH IN PUBLIC LIFE
Julia Beazley, EFC policy analyst, was a member of a panel addressing the issue of Evangelicals participating in public policy development. The event was hosted by the Laurentian Leadership Centre of Trinity Western University on March 28.


DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A CITIZEN JOURNALIST?
The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), along with Crossroads Christian Communications, is seeking 1,000 citizen journalists to submit video stories highlighting the cultural engagement and spiritual impact of Christians. The project, called myVU, will connect Christians around the world. Watch WEA CEO Geoff Tunnicliffe's recent appearance on 100 Huntley St.


IF YOU ARE A STUDENT, THERE MIGHT BE A PLACE FOR YOU THIS SUMMER
The EFC's Centre for Faith and Public Life (CFPL) welcomes applications for Law and Public Policy Summer Interns. Post-secondary students, successful in their application, will 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). Deadline for applications is April 15, 2011.


OVERCOMING THE HOLES IN YOUR LIFE
Read this story, on Christianity.ca, about one woman's quest to let God fill the holes in her life as she yearned to hear her earthly father say, "I love you."


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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