On Pending Expansion of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
Zoom Gathering, September 21, 2023, 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
This will be the first of a timely new series on acute social and spiritual issues. We’re calling these Presentation and Prayer. A roster of specialized EFC staff will present an issue for information and instruction followed by Q and A and prayer. We believe informed strategic and united prayer can influence the social and spiritual issues of our nation.
In March 2024, people with mental illness alone will become eligible for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) in Canada. The original date was March 2023 but it was extended. Along with many others who have spoken out, the EFC is gravely concerned about the impact of this change on vulnerable Canadians. As an organization that speaks regularly in the public square, the EFC has consistently communicated deep disagreement with this expansion, and concern over how it will impact people with mental health concerns and those who love them.
This pending expansion of MAiD (euthanasia) will greatly increase the risk that Canadians will end their lives via MAiD because they feel they have no other options. Recent EFC research also shows some people who become destitute might choose MAiD rather than live without enough money.
On behalf of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, you are invited to participate in a one-hour Zoom Presentation and Prayer Gathering, Thursday, September 21, 2023, (8 a.m. Pacific / 9 a.m. Mountain / 10 a.m. Central / 11:00 a.m. Eastern / Noon Atlantic / 12:30 p.m. NL).
• Welcome: Roger Helland, EFC Prayer Ambassador
• Presentation on MAiD, Dr. David Guretzki, EFC President & CEO
• Questions and Answers
• Corporate Prayer for MaiD
• Prayer for MAiD in Breakout Rooms
• Blessing: Roger Helland, EFC Prayer Ambassador
Let’s unite as evangelical church leaders to bless Canada in the name of Jesus!
Roger Helland, DMin.
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Topic: Presentation and Prayer on MAiD
Time: September 21, 2023, 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 852 6405 0799