The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Update, September 22, 2009

General September 23, 2009

THE CENSUS LUMPED THE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, MUSLIMS, WESLEYANS AND DRUIDS TOGETHER IN 1961. DID THAT MAKE SENSE? DOES IT MATTER?
Read “Evangelicals and the Dissemination of Canadian Census Data” in the new issue of Church & Faith Trends, a publication of The Centre for Research on Canadian Evangelicalism, an initiative of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC).



NEW EFC RESOURCE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
The EFC’s Centre for Faith and Public Life has just released a three minute video clip to inform and alert congregations and youth groups to the issue of human trafficking around the world. Over 600 women and children are trafficked into Canada each year for sexual exploitation; 1500-2200 people are trafficked from Canada to the USA annually making Canada a source, transit and destination country for human trafficking. Feel free to use the clip in your church or ministry gatherings.

CHRISTIAN LEADERS CONNECT IN LANGLEY, B.C.
ACTS Seminary at Trinity Western University is hosting a Christian Leaders Connection on Friday, Oct. 16 with the EFC’s President, Bruce J. Clemenger, and Rick Hiemstra, director of The Centre for Research on Canadian Evangelicalism (CRCE) sharing some of the CRCE's latest research to help you minister in a complex world. Pre-register by Oct. 2.

CHRISTIAN LEADERS CONNECT IN VICTORIA, B.C.
Register before Sept. 30 to join a ministry and marketplace leaders’ gathering hosted by Oaklands Chapel on Wednesday, Oct. 14 The theme is “Being Evangelical in a Complex World” and features presentations from EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger and Rick Hiemstra, director of the CRCE.

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Become a fan of the EFC on Facebook and let your friends know about your issues of concern.

IS THERE A RELIGIOUS RIGHT IN CANADA?
Statistics show that the past decade has experienced a shift of evangelical support away from the Liberal party in Canada. Should this trend be interpreted as the growth of a Canadian "religious right"? Don Hutchinson, vice-president of the EFC, and Rick Hiemstra, director of the CRCE, explore this question in this week's webitorial.

WORLD EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE JOURNAL HIGHLIGHTS FREEDOM ISSUES
The "International Institute for Religious Freedom" (IIRF) of the WEA is a network of professors, researchers, academics and specialists from all continents, producing resource material based on data gathered worldwide on the violation of religious freedom. Read the journal online

REMEMBER YOUR IDOP KIT
The 2009 International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) toolkit is now available for free download. The theme for this year's event is “Persecuted but not Abandoned.”

EFC AFFILIATE SPOTLIGHT
This week’s EFC affiliate spotlight is on Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada. Canadians have been part of this life-transforming mission for nearly 60 years, and the BGEA of Canada is deeply committed to expanding that mission for another 60 years and more. Read more about the work of this EFC affiliate and how your ministry can affiliate. Read about the impact of Billy Graham in Canada in this digital issue of Faith Today, available free online for just a little bit longer.

IS your church an efc AFFILIATE?
Affiliation with the EFC has many benefits – for pastors, congregations and the EFC. Check it out.


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