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What's the Role of Faith in Public Policy?
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, forwarded each of Canada's political leaders this letter on behalf of Faith Today magazine.

November 17, 2005

The Right Honourable Paul Martin, P.C. M.P.
Prime Minister of Canada
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

Dear Prime Minister:

With the upcoming election being the focus of media at the moment, we would like to offer you an important opportunity to address the Evangelical Christian community in Canada.

We believe that this is an important opportunity to speak to the Evangelical community

I am inviting you and the leaders of the other political parties to showcase your perspective regarding faith issues in Canadian contemporary society in the cover story of Faith Today's upcoming January/February edition.

Faith Today is published by the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. It is the only magazine in Canada that is cross denominational, reaching 20,000 Evangelical Christian leaders from 40 denominations and sold in Chapters stores across Canada. Published stories are posted on the EFC initiative, www.christianity.ca, which carries both Protestant and Catholic articles from almost two hundred different publications, as well as regular news reports of interest to Christians and receives over 75,000 visitors a month. This particular story will also be posted on our Faith Today website, www.faithtoday.ca, and the official EFC site, www.evangelicalfellowship.ca, increasing the audience greatly.

We will be asking each leader of the four official parties to answer the following question:

What role do you think faith should play in developing public policy, and what is the place of religious institutions in contemporary Canadian society? Provided the response is kept to 600 words, your response will appear unedited in our magazine. We will also include a photograph of yourself selected by you with your submission.

We believe that this is an important opportunity to speak to the Evangelical community—a community that has often felt alienated by the political process in the past.

To meet our deadline for publication, I am asking that you respond by phone, with your intent to submit your article by Wednesday, November 23 to Gail Reid, Managing Editor, Faith Today at: 905-479-5885 ext. 227. Please submit the article no later than Monday, November 28, 2005 to: reidg@efc-canada.com.

Yours truly,

Bruce Clemenger,
President
Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

Originally published in Faith Today, January/February 2006.

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