The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Update, October 20, 2009

General October 21, 2009

THE EFC ON THE DAVE RUTHERFORD SHOW
Don Hutchinson, vice-president of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), was interviewed on the Dave Rutherford call-in show in connection with the paper Canadian Evangelical Voting Trends by Region, 1996-2008, co-authored with Rick Hiemstra, director of the EFC’s Centre for Research on Canadian Evangelicalism. To listen to the 20 minute interview select Oct. 14, 10:00 a.m. from the audio vault. (The interview begins eight minutes into the segment). The Hill Times, the Parliament Hill newspaper, also ran a front page feature on the report.

EFC PRESIDENT SPEAKING AND PREACHING
Bruce J. Clemenger, president of the EFC, spoke last week at the Chapel of affiliate ACTS Seminaries of Trinity Western University. Clemenger also preached at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Perth, Ont.

RELIGION IN THE CITY
EFC Legal Counsel Faye Sonier is a contributing essayist to a book being launched at the Nov. 6-7 conference hosted by EFC affiliate Cardus. Think Different: Urban Religious Communities: Problem Solvers or Problem Makers? features Sonier’s "Savvy in the City" as a discussion starter.

CHRISTIAN LEADERS CONNECT ALL ACROSS CANADA
Bruce J. Clemenger, president of the EFC, along with Rick Heimstra, director of the Centre for Research on Canadian Evangelicalism, presented Christian Leader Connections in Victoria, B.C. and ACTS Seminaries, Trinity Western University, in conjunction with their Pastors and Mentors Conference. Upcoming CLCs are in Halifax on Nov. 10 (pre-registration closes on Oct. 27) and Moncton on Nov. 12.

EFC COMMENTS ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING VOTE

Read Don Hutchinson’s thoughts on the vote on Bill C-268 at the EFC’s ActivateCFPL Blog. Julia Beazley, EFC's research & project coordinator, Poverty & Homelessness Roundtable, also weighs in on whether prostitution should be considered a safe and legal career choice. Track staff from the EFC's Centre for Public Life, as well as Ottawa events and news at their Twitter feed.

EFC PRESIDENT AT CANADIAN CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS
Bruce J. Clemenger, president of the EFC, will attend the Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops this week as an observer.

EFC AFFILIATE SPOTLIGHT
This week’s EFC affiliate spotlight is on Bus Stop Bible Studies which was launched in Toronto in Dec. 2006, with 520 studies posted inside 260 vehicles. Read more about the work of this EFC affiliate and how your ministry can affiliate.

EFC COMMENTS ON QUEBEC MDs AND EUTHANASIA
The National Post turned to the EFC for comment when the news broke that a group of Quebec medical specialists were supporting physician assisted euthanasia. Read the story here. Read more at the EFC’s blog ActivateCFPL.

GROWING MARRIAGE PARTNERSHIP
Greg McCombs of the EFC’s Canadian Marriage and Family Network (CMFN) travelled to Saskatoon in Oct. and met with local pastors and church leaders to discuss ways to work together to strengthen marriages in the Saskatoon area and collaborate with similar networks in other cities. The partnership functions on the communications and administrative platform of the EFC.

MISSIONAL EVENT PAGE
Did you know the EFC has an event page specifically for missional-minded events? Check it out.

MARVELLOUS AND TERRIBLE
A writer reflects on the nature of being human in this essay, posted at Christianity.ca, an EFC web initiative.

READ FAITH TODAY DIGITALLY
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