Canadian religion is not going away

Reg Bibby

“What most of us thought was happening isn’t happening,” Canadian sociologist Reg Bibby says in his new book A New Day. “Religion is not going away.”Bibby has been the foremost researcher into Canadian religious developments over the last four decades, particularly through his massive Project … [Read more...]

Evangelicals urge government to act on human reproduction

Chief Justice McLachlin

“We were known internationally for having the gold standard of reproductive technology laws,” states Faye Sonier, Legal Counsel for The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC). “Now what do we have? The brass standard? It’s deeply disappointing.”On July 19, the EFC issued an open letter to the … [Read more...]

Canadian government appeals assisted suicide ruling

Rob Nicholson

Pro-life groups are welcoming a July 13 announcement that the Canadian government will appeal a court ruling legalizing assisted suicide.In making the announcement, Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, stated, “The Government is of the view that the Criminal Code … [Read more...]

Push for Change

Joe Roberts

Joe Roberts, also known as the "Skidrow CEO", is planning to push a shopping cart across Canada in 2013. As a warm-up, he is pushing a cart from Calgary to Vancouver this summer. He left Calgary July 1 and expects to finish his trek in Vancouver on August 25.The idea is for communities and … [Read more...]

Pastor makes his rounds on the golf course

Golf

Jodi Reimer, pastor John Burns of Relate Church in Surrey, B.C., and Ryan Schwarz golfed 100 straight holes (more than five and a half rounds) on June 18.The marathon golf-a-thon took 11 hours and raised $200,000 for Mercy Ministries, which last year opened its first residential home in Canada … [Read more...]

University gets connected

CMU

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) in Winnipeg has announced Connect, an $11 million capital expansion. Fundraising is already underway, and construction will begin in 2013. The project will feature a new Library and Learning Commons, including meeting rooms, computer enhancements, a bookstore and … [Read more...]

Intact Families are different

family

Children raised in an intact biological family are more likely to do well on a range of issues, according to a study called "How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships?" The study was done by Mark Regnerus of the Population Research Center at the University of … [Read more...]

They are listening

GAI ECOUTE - Registgre des actes homophobes

Gai Ecoute a Quebec homosexual activist group, has launched what it calls “the world’s first registry of homophobic acts.” The group says that anyone who is a victim or witness of homophobic acts must report it to the registry. Reports can be made anonymously by phone, email or other means. The … [Read more...]

A difficult choice

Hosni-Mubarak

Many Christians in Egypt welcomed the June 14 court decision to dissolve Egypt’s parliament due to alleged election irregularities. The Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist parties had won 71 percent of the seats in the election, but Egyptians will now have to vote again. The ancient Coptic Church … [Read more...]

Moral standards not allowed

Crandall

River of Pride, a homosexual activist group, and the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) have demanded that public funding be taken away from Crandall University in Moncton, New Brunswick, because the school’s Statement of Moral Standards requires faculty and staff to have Christian … [Read more...]

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