The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Update, November 2, 2010

General November 4, 2010

Together for influence, impact and identity

HINGE: PARTICIPATE IN THE “BIGGER STORY!”
Are you a mission and ministry practitioner who is ready to reflect on our participation in the “bigger story” of God’s missional plan? Watch an invitation video to attend the Hinge Conference (Nov. 16-18 in Toronto). Aileen Van Ginkel of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) explains the conference purpose. Then join us!

CIGARETTES AND FOREIGN AID: SHOULD PARLIAMENT CONSIDER MORAL ISSUES?
EFC VP Don Hutchinson comments on how private members’ bills and government decisions impact the moral climate of the nation in the ActivateCFPL blog, "Cigarettes, Foreign Aid and Canadian Corporate Accountability Overseas."

LAUSANNE ENDS WITH RINGING CALL TO ACTION
Lausanne 2010, attended by Bruce J. Clemenger, president of the EFC, ended with a ringing call for action for the global Church. Read the Cape Town Commitment here.

EFC POLICY ANALYST ATTENDS ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING EVENT
EFC Policy Analyst Julia Beazley attended an awareness-raising event in Ottawa, based on Invisible Chains, the newly-released book on human trafficking in Canada by UBC law professor Benjamin Perrin. Perrin and MP Joy Smith spoke of the need for a coordinated national strategy to combat human trafficking. MP Smith has proposed an action plan, Connecting the Dots, a concept supported by the EFC.

THE EFC CAN USE YOUR VOLUNTEER SKILLS
Do you have an interest in working with the EFC in the areas of database entry/maintenance and general administration? Email for more information. You can play an essential role in the EFC’s vision of working with Evangelicals for “influence, impact and identity.”

EFC KEYNOTE ADDRESS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN JOURNAL
Watch for the EFC's Don Hutchinson’s keynote talk, “How Faith Based Institutions Should (or Should Not) Read Heintz v Christian Horizons,” in the upcoming issue of Cardus Policy in Public. Hutchinson and EFC Legal Counsel Faye Sonier spoke at the one day Cardus and Redeemer University College symposium “Liberty or Liability? The Future of Institutional Religious Freedom” held at Redeemer University College.

ROXANNE’S LAW, COERCED ABORTION BILL, DEEMED VOTABLE
Bill C-510, An Act to Prevent Coercion of Pregnant Women to Abortion, had its first scheduled hour of debate at Second Reading on Nov.1. For more information, visit ActivateCFPL.

EFC LEGAL COUNSEL AT INTERNATIONAL PRO-LIFE CONFERENCE
Faye Sonier attended this past weekend’s International Pro-Life Conference in Ottawa. The conference was sponsored by several groups, including the International Right to Life Federation and Campaign Life Coalition.

EFC VP TO ATTEND OTTAWA PRAYER BREAKFAST
Don Hutchinson will attend the inaugural Ottawa Civic Prayer Breakfast on, Nov. 5. Many communities hold similar events to pray for local government officials and emergency service providers.

JUST DAYS AWAY FROM ONE-OF-A-KIND CONFERENCE
The "Loving Muslims Together" conference begins Nov. 11-14. The Canadian Network of Ministries to Muslims (CNMM) operates on the EFC’s administrative/communications platform.

ONE YEAR MARRIAGE COACHING TRACK READY TO GO
The Canadian Marriage and Family Network (CMFN) launches a One-Year Marriage Coaching Track in Saskatoon, Nov. 19-20. Email for more details. The CMFN operates on the EFC’s administrative/communications platform.

SUN. NOV.14: pray for the persecuted church
The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is on Sun. Nov. 14. Read the IDOP Media Release, or go to www.IDOP.ca for more information. Join in this global event, praying together for Christians suffering for their faith.

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 YouTube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/EFCDavidAuyeung
Main EFC Twitter Feed
http://twitter.com/theEFC

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

EFC Research on Canadian Evangelicalism Feed
http://twitter.com/efc_crce

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