The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Update, March 23, 2010

General fr 23/03/2010


IMMIGRANT FAMILY FINALLY FINDS HOPE IN CANADA
Anita Levesque, administrator and researcher for The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), shares the story of the attack and the subsequent persecution in Pakistan of young Neha and her family, because of their faith in Christ, in the ACTIVATE CFPL Blog. Read how Canadian Christians helped save this family.

Native Faith – “To the First Nations From the First Nations”
EFC's Aboriginal Ministry Council Co Chair Cheryl Bear, a role model in the native community for her positive work, is featured in the March/ April 2010 issue of Faith Today. Bear uses her gift of story telling and award-winning music to deliver the “Great Story” to Native and non-Native communities.

YOU'RE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN LAUSANNE CONVERSATION
The World Evangelical Alliance invites Christians from around the world to join the Lausanne Global Conversation website to learn about the pressing issues facing the global church and in doing so help empower other Christians with your unique experience and insight on these issues.

HOW IS CANADIAN PENTECOSTALISM COMING OF AGE?
How is a dynamic movement like Canadian Pentecostalism coming of age in a nation that is doing the same? Brian Gobbett reviews Canadian Pentecostalism, a collection of papers by various authors, to help understand how Canadian Pentecostalism is changing.  Read the review of “Canadian Pentecostalism: Transition and Transformation  in the Feb. 2010 issue of Church & Faith Trends.

Can Multicultural Social Theory Help In Leading Multicultural Faith Communities?
Consider attending “Diversity in Global Mission,” a one-day conference organized by EMS/TIM Centre, April 15 at Global Kingdom Ministries in Scarborough. The Global Mission Roundtable, which operates on the EFC’s administrative and communications platform, promotes awareness of global mission issues as part of its national mandate.

CFPL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The EFC’s Centre for Faith and Public Life has developed a Law and Public Policy Summer Internship Program for post-secondary students.  Successful candidates will have a unique opportunity to work in the nation’s capital on various public policy and legal matters while being mentored by CFPL’s Legal counsel as well as the coordinator for poverty and homelessness. For more information, view the posting or contact Faye Sonier at 613-233-9868 (ext. 231).

HERE’S HOW EVANGELICALS CAN HELP CITY KIDS
Read how the City Kidz program helps inner-city kids break free of the poverty cycle and find purpose and meaning, in this article, posted at Christianity.ca, an EFC web initiative for the Christian community in Canada.

WE REALLY DO LIVE IN A GLOBAL VILLAGE
Read the latest Faith Today Global Village profile on Tanzania, a troubled and beautiful African nation

Christian Leaders Connection presents at Affiliate Denomination Conference
The Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches, an affiliate denomination of the EFC, is featuring Christian Leaders Connection seminars at their 25th anniversary celebration of the Central Ontario Region in Cambridge, Ont., April 21.

how should we perserve the Innocence of children?
Protecting our children from child pornography is everyone’s responsibility! This EFC resource provides information on the prevalence and effects of this issue as well as laws and court cases. This background paper outlines a Christian approach to the issue and ways to respond as individuals, citizens, parents and churches. Don’t miss the tips for internet-proofing children and discussion questions to stimulate informed discussion in your church or small group.  

WEA HEAD VISITS SPAIN FOR FIRST TIME
The first official visit of Geoff Tunnicliffe, the international director of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), to Spain is being seen as a great success. Tunnicliffe, whom also serves as director of global initiatives for the EFC, visited Madrid recently at the invitation of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE).

GOING BACK IN TIME WITH FAITH TODAY
You can read online articles from the EFC's award-winning magazine Faith Today from 1999 and earlier to remember past events and see how far the evangelical community in Canada has come in outreach and impact.

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