New family and marriage think tank sets up shop

.- A new Christian think tank on marriage and family has set up shop in Canada’s capital with the hopes of impacting upcoming debates in the House of Commons.

The Institute for Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC) is an outreach of Focus on the Family Canada, an Evangelical organization.

According to IMFC executive director, the think tank is designed to provide Parliamentarians, senators, political staff and other decision-makers with the latest research on a number of issues, including marriage, embryonic stem-cell research, euthanasia and other family-related legislation.

Lobby groups and educational institutions, based on Judeo-Christian principles, have become more numerous and active in the nation’s capital recently, reported the Ottawa Citizen.

Other organizations include the National House of Prayer, which encourages Christians from across the country to spend a week in the capital praying for their political leaders, the Institute for Canadian Values and Vote Marriage Canada.

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