The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Update, October 12, 2010

General October 14, 2010
Together for influence, impact and identity

EFC PRESIDENT ATTENDING WEA INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL MEETINGS AND THEN LAUSANNE 2010
Bruce J. Clemenger, president of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), and Bill Winger, vice-president, operations and CFO of the EFC, are attending the International Council Meetings of the World Evangelical Alliance, and then attending Lausanne 2010, the third Lausanne conference on world evangelization.

EXCITING SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR HINGE CONFERENCE
Speakers from Tyndale University College and Seminary – Gary Nelson, Arnold Neufled-Fast and Donald Goertz – and from Forge Missional Training Network – Cameron Roxburgh – will help Canadian Evangelicals address the changing landscape of Church and Mission and how to respond to it. Read more about the Hinge Conference (Nov. 16-18 in Toronto) and plan to attend.

EFC LEGAL COUNSEL ON 100 HUNTLEY STREET
EFC Legal Counsel, Faye Sonier, was interviewed on 100 Huntley Street to answer legal questions about Bill C-510, Roxanne’s Law. The bill seeks to criminalize the coercion of women into having unwanted abortions. Watch the episode here.

EFC SEARCHING FOR VOLUNTEERS
Do you have an interest in working with the EFC in the areas of database entry/maintenance and general administration? We can match your volunteer capacity with our needs, so that together we can further the EFC’s vision of working with Evangelicals for “influence, impact and identity.” Email us for more information.

DOCTOR DEATH AT OUR DOOR
Elisabeth Fallon, an EFC intern, blogs at ActivateCFPL about controversial Dr. Philip Nitschke, an Australian doctor, who is in Canada providing workshops on euthanasia and suicide methods. Read the blog.

LISTEN UP ON THE CENSUS
The EFC’s Rick Hiemstra appeared on Listen Up TV to explain why the EFC is calling for the reinstatement of the long-form census.

WHAT CAN YOUR CHURCH DO DURING ELECTIONS?
As part of the continuing Back to School Blitz, the EFC released "Politics & Election Time: How Can Your Church Participate" outlining activities that churches may get involved in without jeopardizing their charitable status. Some Canadians are facing municipal and school board elections. Others are preparing for scheduled provincial elections and the timing of a federal election remains uncertain. Get equipped and engaged! Read more here.

DEAR MINISTER OF JUSTICE, WE HAVE A PROBLEM
EFC VP and General Legal Counsel Don Hutchison sent a letter to the Minister of Justice concerning a petition proposing to change the term “child pornography” to “child sex abuse materials” in the Criminal Code. Read the letter here.

REACH OUT TO THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY Have you ever wondered how Evangelicals can most effectively reach Muslims in their community? The CNMM conference, "Loving Muslims Together," will help equip you. Join us Nov. 11-14. Register now. The Canadian Network of Ministries to Muslims (CNMM) operates on the EFC’s administrative/communications platform.

THE CLOCK IS TICKING IN SUDAN
The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) has assured Southern Sudanese leaders of support for the referendum scheduled to take place in early Jan. of 2011. Read the statement here. The EFC is a member of the WEA.

now hiring at the efc
Check out two key positions now available at the EFC.

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CONSIDER YOUR LEGACY
Legacy giving is becoming one of the most effective ways to give to a charity in Canada. Visit the EFC's website to learn about legacy giving and how your generousity can make an impact for years to come.

TO TRICK OR TREAT? THAT IS THE QUESTION.
Unsure how to respond to the upcoming Halloween celebration? Read this engaging Faith Today article that looks at both sides of the question.


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