Context Beyond The Headlines

Context Beyond The Headlines

3 Seasons

Context with Lorna Dueck is Canada’s premiere Christian voice in news and current affairs, providing a platform for Canadian and global issues. Context’s distinctive voice and style gives the audience a perspective they don’t hear in other media. Context speaks out on the complex issues around Syrian refugees, Islamic extremism, First Nations, Marijuana legislation, Climate Change, Assisted Dying and much more.

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  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 20 - Canada's guns and gangs

    Episode 1

    Canada’s gun problem is on the rise. The latest statistics show a 42% increase in violent crimes involving guns since 2013.
    The hardest hit city in our country is Toronto – but it doesn’t end there.

    This week on Context – police, frontline workers, victims, and researchers on the root causes of ...

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 19 - Containing the coronavirus

    Episode 2

    Wuhan, China is under the largest quarantine in history after the coronavirus goes global.
    The virus has spread to 25 countries with more than 20,000 confirmed cases and nearly 500 deaths.
    Canada is working to evacuate citizens from Wuhan to an airforce base in Trenton.

    This week on Context, we ...

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 18 - Movies that move us

    Episode 3

    It’s Hollywood’s big night to celebrate itself – and as it does – the world sees visions and themes of our lives reflected back to us. Everything from mental illness and war to marriage and evil incarnate. Plus, another year of snubs – especially for women and people of colour.
    And, a film far fr...

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 17 - Rx: Love and Respect

    Episode 4

    Medical Assistance in Dying – or M.A.I.D. – some call it “merciful and individual choice”, otherwise call it suicide and killing.

    M.A.I.D. became legal in Canada in 2016. But last year, the Quebec Superior Court ruled the requirement that a person’s “natural death” must be foreseeable is “too re...

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 16 - Blessed are the Peace Makers

    Episode 5

    Few things rattle the world like unrest in the Middle East.
    The death of 57 Canadians among the 176 on board Flight 752 – shot down just minutes after take off in Tehran – has left Canadians and Iranians heartbroken and angry.
    Tonight on Context – we listen to those who grieve and the peacemaking...

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 15 - Foster care in Crisis

    Episode 6

    Canada’s foster care is a system in dire need of change. Families investigated on a whim, children too quickly apprehended only to end up in long-term government care that affects their entire lives.

    A look at programs that arm families and social workers with the right tools that put children f...

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 14 - Year in Review

    Episode 7

    A trip through some of the stories we've tackled this season on Context:

    From Canada's never boring political arena, to a concert turned worldwide church stage.

    Plus, the tragedy among some of our young Canadians hit their communities, and have loved ones calling for change.

    At Context we dare...

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 13 - The Heart of Christmas

    Episode 8

    Searching for the heart of Christmas isn't always easy. It's not supposed to be, but Christmas can be stressful!

    This Christmas on Context, if you're looking for the spirit of Christmas, look no further. Organizations that don't get enough credit for the help they give people in dire need around...

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 12 - Insurrections in the Middle East

    Episode 9

    Revolutions, rebellions, and insurrections are happening across the globe. Countless scenes of brave men and women protesting by the millions - standing together in waves of solidarity - fill our media here in Canada.

    Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Algeria, and Egypt - the protest movements of the...

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 11 - Sri Lanka: Faith under Fire

    Episode 10

    Sri Lanka is still recovering from the Islamic terrorist bombings on Easter Sunday, 2019. Three churches and three tourist hotels were completely destroyed, more than 200 people were killed. Now, Sri Lankans have voted in hard-line president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is accused of, but denies any w...

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 10 - Neighbours in Crisis

    Episode 11

    Canada's First Nations' communities are calling out for neighbourliness. Our streets are screaming for neighbourliness. And our world cries out for help in some of the worst natural disasters on record.
    Through the inevitable and ongoing tragedies and crises everyone faces, who can we rely on to ...

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 9 - Dignity of Life

    Episode 12

    Changes are coming to Canada's medical assistance in dying legislation. A Quebec Superior Court says Canada's current laws are too restrictive - and should remove a requirement that natural death be in the 'foreseeable future'.
    Pro-euthanasia advocacy groups want the law to go even further to in...

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 8 - The King's Music

    Episode 13

    Kanye West's ninth studio album is causing a lot of controversy on both sides of the debate.

    Religion in pop music isn't new - but Kanye's JESUS IS KING is the latest to stir things up in the world of rap - and crossing over into mainstream pop music.

    This week on Context: Industry experts an...

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 7 - Dangers of Vaping

    Episode 14

    Vaping was meant to be a healthier way to wean cigarette smokers off highly addictive nicotine. But as it turns out, e-cigarettes are anything but healthy or safe.

    Doctors and health officials in Canada are on high alert after thirty-four once healthy people have died in the United States, and t...

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 6 - Parliament's Problems

    Episode 15

    What are the hot button issues the new Liberal minority government faces?
    As people in Hong Kong continue their pro-democracy protests, how will Canada’s next government handle the tensions between China and Canada?

    PLUS changes are coming to contentious legislation in Canada – the prostitution ...

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 5 - A Country Divided

    Episode 16

    Few things divide us like our politics. But in the aftermath of a divisive election - where East and West and everyone in between are anything but united - how do we understand each other?

    In Prime Minister Trudeau's minority government, the west says they want out, Quebec has voted for the sepa...

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 4 - Canada's Hate Problem

    Episode 17

    The tragic and senseless murder of a 14-year-old boy has left the system and people who failed him reeling.
    In our deeply divided world, bullying, racism, and hatred trickles down from the generations, and spills on to our streets and into our schools.
    Today on Context - we take a look at why hat...

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 3 - Faith & Politics

    Episode 18

    The school year in Canada has had a tragic start. Hamilton has been shocked by the stabbing death of 14-year-old Devan Selvey who was stabbed to death in front of his mother.

    PLUS the final days of Canada’s federal election campaign.

    The gloves came off at the only English all-candidate debate....

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 2 - Resilience In The Face Of Tragedy

    Episode 19

    Bahamas is rebuilding, Yemen is five years into civil war with no end in sight; and Syrians are crying out. Context co-anchor,
    Ann Rohmer covers people suffering worlds away — the victims and organizations on the ground in these troubled areas to find out how to help where it’s needed the most.

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 1 - Election Issues That Matter To Religious Voters

    Episode 20

    Promises, promises! As our 43rd federal election rises to find the next Prime Minister – do you feel represented or left out? Hopeful or skeptical?

    As our nation’s political leaders crisscross the country, Context takes a look at the big issues that matter to religious voters who often feel left...