The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Update, May 25, 2010

General May 26, 2010
 

Together for influence, impact and identity

THE EFC COMMENTS ON CHRISTIAN HORIZONS COURT DECISION
Don Hutchinson, general legal counsel and vice-president of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), offers commentary at ActivateCFPL titled Heintz v Christian Horizons: Win, Lose or Draw? and an opinion column in the National Post called Heintz v Christian Horizons: Solomon Would Not Approve.

EFC MAGAZINE FAITH TODAY WINS BIG AT NATIONAL AWARDS

The Canadian Church Press awards for 2009 were announced May 14. Faith Today won the A.C. Forrest Memorial Award honourable mention for socially conscious religious journalism for Evangelicals Contribute to Reconciliation Around the World; placed second for best news story in a magazine for Countdown to 2010: Faith and Sports Meet in Vancouver; placed third for best column in a magazine for Christ & Culture in Canada; placed third for theological reflections for The Benefit of Doubt: God Wants Us to Wrestle With Him; placed second for interviews for Inspired by the Persecuted Church: Faith Today Interviews Glenn Penner. There were 116 entries that received recognition in roughly 41 categories. Other highly awarded publications included the Presbyterian Record, Anglican Journal, United Church Observer, Catholic Register, BC Catholic, MB Herald, Geez and Western Catholic Reporter. Subscribe to Faith Today before July 1 when HST will raise prices.

 

SUMMARY OF EVENTS AT MARRIAGE COMMISSIONER REFERENCE

Faye Sonier, legal counsel for the EFC, attended the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal May 13-14 with litigator Scott Kennedy to present arguments in favour of religious rights for marriage commissioners. In July, the Justice Minister of Saskatchewan asked the Court of Appeal for an opinion on potential legislation permitting marriage commissioners to decline performing same-sex marriages if contrary to their religious beliefs. The decision in this case has the potential to impact all public service employees in Canada. For a summary of the events of the two days, visit ActivateCFPL to read the blogs for Day 1 and Day 2.

 

WHY GO TO WORK?

Find out this July 17 to 24! Purpose at Work, a partnership operating on the EFC’s administrative and communications platform, invites you to take in a business and leadership conference while enjoying the ambience of the beautiful Muskoka Bible Centre in Ontario. Come for the day or the week and be inspired, informed and affirmed. Why you go to work will change forever.

 

WEA head speakS at Global Day of Prayer

Geoff Tunnicliffe, international director of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and director of global initiatives for the EFC, participated in the tenth anniversary celebration of the Global Day of Prayer in Cape Town, South Africa on May 21.


VIDEO OF EFC AT MARCH FOR LIFE

You can watch a three minute video of EFC VP Don Hutchinson’s talk to over 10,000 people at the 2010 March for Life rally on Parliament Hill. It’s on YouTube and at the EFC’s Facebook page.

 

EFC MINISTRY ADVANCEMENT PRESENTS AT CONFERENCES

Paul Hilsden, ministry advancement associate for the EFC, will make a presentation about the EFC at the Anchor Ministerial Fellowship conference on May 28 and at the Community Christian Fellowship Church of Canada conference on May 29.

 

EFC ENGAGED IN FORUM ON FAITH AND PUBLIC LIFE

The EFC’s Don Hutchinson, director, Centre for Faith and Public Life, spoke on "The Churches’ Contribution to the Voluntary Sector” at the Forum on Faith and Sustainable Economy held on Parliament Hill last week. Hutchinson also addressed the opening question on the place of faith communities in relationship with government, to Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, in “What Role for Faith in the Public Square,” a public meeting co-sponsored by the EFC and the Canadian Council of Churches.

 

EVANGELICAL CHURCH GROWS GARDEN AND RELATIONSHIPS

Read this article at Christianity.ca, describing one church's unique way of reaching out into their community.

EFC ON SOCIAL NETWORKS

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