General ARPA Tag

22 Nov 2010 Thank You! 2010 Action Items Completed!

Wow! 2010 action items have been recorded on the action meter this year.  Our goal is complete. Thank you ARPA readers for taking up this challenge. It greatly encourages us to see that we can work together in both word and deed....

Read More

10 Nov 2010 Stand Up for Freedom campaign launched across country

Update Two: The campaign has been featured (entire article) in about 14 large papers on Friday/Saturday including the Toronto Sun, Ottawa Sun, London FreePress, Canoe.ca, Sudbury Star, Winnipeg Sun, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Sun, Vancouver 24hrs: Freedom under attack in the name of human rights: group [Note: The article incorrectly states that we are a "lobby group." This is a grassroots initiative, directed towards grassroots Canadians. Update: Click here (right click to save to your computer) to listen to campaign spokesperson Neil Dykstra explain the campaign on Vancouver's top talk radio station CKNW.
Read More

03 Nov 2010 Pictures: ARPA Events in Ontario

Wow, what a week! We were blessed with eight very enjoyable events throughout Ontario where we introduced the Stand Up for Freedom Canada campaign, taught the pro-life 101 course to over 500 high school students, and spoke about the need to apply both grace and truth in our public witness. We were thrilled with the response and interest level everywhere we went. Thanks to the many local organizers who made these events possible in Elora, Hamilton, Brantford, Fenwick, and Komoka. Scott Brockie, who shared his story about facing a human rights complaint and appealing it to the courts, takes questions from an enthusiastic audience at Providence Reformed Collegiate near London. MP Bev Shipley (on right) and Mark Penninga (left) also took questions.
Read More

21 Oct 2010 Legal Guide for Reformed Churches

Over the past few weeks ARPA Canada's Legal Guide has been sent free of charge to all the CanRC, URC, FRC, HRC, NRC, and Presbyterian Reformed churches in Canada. It provides expert advice and sample documents to protect the churches from human rights complaints. We are already getting a very positive response from the leadership in these churches. However, we are also getting some questions about further distribution and getting more copies.
Read More

21 Sep 2010 Garnet Genuis Encourages Mobilization at ARPA Gathering in Niagara

By Ralph Vis (www.ARPACanada.ca): On Friday September 17, 2010, in the Covenant Canadian Reformed Church of Grassie, Garnett Genuis spoke to an audience that numbered approximately forty people.  Genuis is the Director of Mobilization and Training at the Canadian Centre for Policy Studies. He is a graduate of Carleton University’s Public Affairs and Policy Management Program and a former Parliament Hill and PMO Staffer. Genuis is passionate about public policy development and about the importance of providing Canadians with the necessary skills and knowledge to engage both effectively and constructively in the democratic process.
Read More

21 May 2010 Municipal Campaign Training: Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa

Notice from Manning Centre: Are you preparing for an upcoming Municipal Campaign and looking for some tips? The Manning School of Practical Politics is presenting three Municipal Campaign Manager Seminars in June. Whether you are currently involved in a campaign or are looking to get involved , we encourage you to come hear from  successful mayoral candidate Victor Fedeli and knowledgeable campaign manager Doug Schweitzer. [Click here for details] ...

Read More

19 May 2010 ARPA Canada is Now on Facebook

In an effort to share our resources with more people, ARPA Canada now has a Facebook page. You don't even need a Facebook account to view it. We invite you to please visit that page, click on the "Like" button, and share it with your Facebook friends. This will help ensure that young and old alike will stay updated on current issues, events, and research that promotes a biblical worldview in the public square. Feel comment on the articles and add some life to...

Read More

28 Apr 2010 ARPA’s Engage Parliament With Faith-Based Perspective

Update: Click here for the MP3 audio recording of Ray Penning's talk to MP's. You can play it online or right click the link to save it to your MP3 player. (www.ARPACanada.ca) - May 11, 2010: The faith-based concerns of ARPA Canada were effectively communicated, Tuesday, May 4 and Wednesday, May 5, as representatives of Canada’s Reformed churches gathered in Ottawa to encourage and exhort Members of Parliament and Senators to heed the claims of Scripture and religious convictions of Canada’s electorate in public life.
Read More

12 Apr 2010 ARPA Canada Director to Speak at Smithers and Houston Pro-Life Dinners

The Demographic Winter: Challenges and Opportunities for the Pro-Life Community (Friday, April 23 in Smithers and Saturday April 24 in Houston): Had enough of winter already? We are only just entering it. The entire western world is radically changing as a result of a rapidly declining fertility rate. An economic melt-down, stressed health-care system, and violent clashes over immigration and competing worldviews are just some examples of the big-picture consequences of society's choices. Now, more than ever, our world needs to hear the positive message that human life is a treasure that must be protected. Being pro-life goes beyond protecting the vulnerable. It also gives hope to a world that is only just beginning to enter a long and dark demographic winter.
Read More

08 Apr 2010 Salt n’ Light YouTube Contest Winners

By Jon Dykstra, www.ReformedPerspective.ca: It doesn’t seem that long ago that ARPA Canada and Reformed Perspective launched the Salt n’ Light YouTube contest. Our aim was to encourage Christians to communicate God’s Truth to the world through the medium of YouTube videos.
Read More