Reprinted with permission from the Nov/Dec issue of Faith Today. It’s a difficult report to read. Recently released by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, the British Columbia representative for children and youth, the report reviews 145 incidents of sexualized violence against 121 children and youth in care in B.C. These are children in foster or group homes.… Read More


Less than a week before the U.S. presidential election, the presidents of EFC affiliate institutions met in Mississauga for the annual Presidents Day gathering. One of the speakers was Dr. Lee Beach, author of The Church in Exile: Living in Hope After Christendom (Intervarsity Press, 2015). He asked, “As believers, how do we maintain our… Read More


Lately it seems many of us are caught up in the American election campaign. Even Canadian media channels are flooded with daily accounts and news stories about what each candidate did or said. It’s become a kind of reality show on our televisions and radios, in our magazines and on social media. There is no… Read More


For the past 20 years, the International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church have united millions of Christians around the world in the spirit that Scripture commands: if one suffers, we all suffer. According to statistics at least 100 million Christians around the world face persecution daily. These Christians facing routine harassment and difficulties,… Read More


EFC President Bruce Clemenger reflects on the difference between calling for justice and remaining non-partisan. The debate over whether evangelical leaders should endorse Donald Trump became more intense with the release of a 2005 video containing comments by the U.S. presidential nominee about making sexual advances toward married women and kissing and groping women without… Read More


By Julia Beazley and Beth Hiemstra (post revised as of Oct. 20, 2016) Please pray for three very positive initiatives in the House of Commons this fall. These are private member’s bills or motions, brought forward by individual MPs, and they will be debated and voted on in the next few months. 1. Palliative care… Read More


At the recent United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York, many participants applauded Canada’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis, especially when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau co-hosted a leaders’ summit. Canada seems to have become, at least among UN leaders, something of a celebrated example of refugee sponsorship. LATEST NUMBERS As of… Read More


Reprinted with permission from the Nov/Dec issue of the EFC magazine Faith Today. Updated 30 November 2016. There is a majestic mountain range stretching 300 miles along southeastern British Columbia. It is stunning – a Canadian paradise of glaciers, meadows, lakes and peaks that reach to the skies. Everyone agrees it is beautiful. Everyone does… Read More


The EFC just made a four-page submission to the standing parliamentary Committee on the Status of Women, which is studying violence against girls and young women in Canada. Over the last several years, as we have researched, consulted and networked broadly on prostitution and human trafficking, we realized that these issues are part of a… Read More