- Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) is a national
parachurchassociation of over 160 affiliated church denominations, ministry organizations, and educational institutions, plus 1,000 local church congregations. All affiliated groups (with the possible exception of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada) identify themselves as part of the evangelical movement in Canada.
The EFC was founded in
1964as a means of promoting cooperative participation in the Canadian political and social arenas. The organization promotes public awareness of issues that are of concern to the evangelical community, facilitates cooperation among various ministries, and advocates on public policy issues. It has made many submissions to government on controversial legislation regarding issues such as religious freedoms, defining marriage, child pornography, and abortion/fetal rights. In 1982 a coalition of groups including the EFC successfully campaigned to have "the supremacy of God" recognized in the preamble to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The EFC publishes "
Faith Today" magazine, the major evangelical publication in Canada.
The EFC is a member of the
World Evangelical Alliance. The WEA has been directed since 2005 by Geoff Tunnicliffe, a Canadian who also serves as the EFC's director of global initiatives.
* [http://www.evangelicalfellowship.ca EFC website]
* [http://www.evangelicalfellowship.ca/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=286 Brief history of the EFC]
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