Context Beyond The Headlines

Context Beyond The Headlines

101 Episodes

Currently in its 20th season, Context is Christian analysis on the news and current events that shape our lives. We join with all faith communities to make sense of our world, and find harmony. Context’s distinctive voice and style gives viewers a perspective they don’t get to hear in mainstream media.

From the COVID-19 pandemic, global refugee crisis, First Nations issues, climate change, and assisted dying – to the Humboldt Bronco’s bus tragedy, Las Vegas shootings, Paris attacks, the North Toronto van attack, civil war in Syria, Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy, and the Texas church killings – Context’s reporters go live on location to provide a lens on how God is at work in our world and in the stories that impact all of us.

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  • Context - April 28, 2021 - The Verdict

    THIS WEEK ON CONTEXT- IN LIGHT OF THE GUILTY VERDICT OF FORMER POLICE OFFICER DEREK CHAUVIN, WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE WORK THAT STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE TO ADDRESS RACISM IN POLICING, SOCIETY AND THE CHURCH.

  • Context - April 21, 2021 - Stop Asian Hate

    This week on Context, the Coronavirus has sparked a shameful wave of anti-Asian hate. Over 1,000 cases of physical violence have been reported in Canada alone in the past year. Asian hate must stop.

  • Context - April 14, 2021 - Realities of Racism

    THIS WEEK ON CONTEXT ... THE REALITIES OF ANTI-INDIGENOUS AND ANTI-BLACK RACISM… A YEAR AFTER THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD, HAS ANYTHING CHANGED?

  • Context - April 7, 2021 - Is Church Essential?

    This week on Context we ask: is church essential?
    During the last year, Christians along with people of other faiths enduring lockdowns, unable to gather, leave some people feeling that it’s an infringement on their religious freedom. While others say we’ve got to listen to health authorities.

  • Context - March 31, 2021 - Abuse of Power

    THIS WEEK ON CONTEXT - ABUSE IN THE HALLS OF POWER AND INFLUENCE. THE IMMORAL BEHAVIOUR BY SOME OF THE LEADERS IN POSITIONS OF POWER CONTINUES TO ERODE THE TRUST OF THE INSTITUTIONS THAT MANY PEOPLE ONCE EMBRACED.

  • Context - March 24, 2021 - Caring for Mother Earth

    This week on Context, although there's been a pause amid Covid, but caring for mother earth is essential. How climate change is changing mother earth.

  • Context - March 17, 2021 - The Loneliness of Covid-19

    It was one year ago this month when the world as we knew it - changed forever.

    This week on Context we talk about the effects of Covid and the loneliness we are all feeling especially our youth.

  • Context - March 10, 2021 - COVID-19 Report Card: How is the government doing?

    This week on Context we ask: how is our Government doing in handling the Pandemic? And
    what went wrong with Canada's early warning pandemic system?

  • Context - March 3, 2021 - United We Stand | International Women's Day

    This week on Context we celebrate International Women's Day and honor women of every age, stage, race, and religion.

  • Context - February 24, 2021 - Is Multiculturalism a Myth?

    This week on Context we ask, is multiculturalism a myth or are we on the right track to fixing things when it comes to boundaries that immigrants face daily in our Canadian made systems?

  • Context - February 17, 2021 - Most Dangerous Countries For Christians

    THIS WEEK ON CONTEXT, IN A WORLD THAT CONTINUES TO REEL FROM THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC - THAT SEEMS TO HAVE NO END IN SIGHT – WE LOOK TO OTHER PLACES AROUND THE WORLD WHERE EVEN WORSE THAN GETTING COVID IS SIMPLY BEING A CHRISTIAN.

  • Context - February 10, 2021-Canada's rollout of the vaccine: Success or Failure?

    This week on Context confusion reigns during the first months of the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine.
    Minister of International Development, Karina Gould, talks about Canada's role in the global distribution of the vaccine.
    Dr. Matthew Miller weighs in on the efficacy of the vaccine, and Dr. Sh...

  • Context - February 3, 2021 - Demanding Accountability in the Porn Industry

    This week on Context, a knock out punch to the Porn industry as New York Times writer
    Nicholas Kristof
    exposes millions of uploaded videos of women and girls, drugged and raped posted on Porn Hub. Find out what actions the credit card companies took? and what our Canadian government is doing abo...

  • Context - January 27, 2021 - It's OK Not To Be OK

    This week on the show, mental health psychotherapist Andrea Warnick, Assante Haughton, and a panel with Dr. Andrew Blackwood and Jermaine Morrison discussing mental health in Black communities.

  • Context - January 20, 2021 - Insurrection in the USA

    Filmmakers Dan Shannon and Isabelle Depelteau discuss their award-winning documentary Me The People Film to speak about the many policies of populist leaders.
    Also on the program controversial New York University professor, Lawrence Mead, talks about western individualism and immigration.
    Fenwick...

  • Context - January 13, 2021 - Our Mental Health in a Time of Loss and Grief

    A gruesome halloween stabbing by an alleged mentally ill man in Quebec sparked a $100 million dollar injection into that province’s mental health system.
    Christine Grou of l’Ordre des psychologues du Québec speaks with Maggie John about what her province is doing with the extra resources for peop...

  • Context - December 30, 2020 - Year in Review

    The year 2020 will go down in history as the year of COVID-19, the global coronavirus that brought many of us metaphorically to our knees. Death, economic destruction, and isolation is happening to people all over our world. Join us as we take a look back at some of our most memorable and moving ...

  • Context - December 23, 2020 - Unwrap Hope This Christmas

    How we all eventually come to terms with the year 2020 will only be known in retrospect.

    This week on Context: “getting real” at Christmas time in the age of COVID-19, with Dr. Maggie Mulqueen who says, “We shouldn’t feel obligated to push joy… when this year has been a struggle for everyone.”

    ...

  • Context - December 16, 2020 - Covid-19: Inside The Vaccine / Mask Debate

  • Context - December 9, 2020 - Context Goes Global

    This week on Context, COVID-19 is dominating the headlines – but take a trip with Context as we look at some of the forgotten global issues of civil war, refugees, and hunger.
    Guests include freelance journalist Aline Banayan, Gary Stagg on what the media is not covering, and Allison Alley shares...

  • Context - November 25, 2020 - Standoff in Caledonia | Part 2

  • Context - November 25, 2020 - Standoff in Caledonia | Part 1

    One of the key figures in the Caledonia land dispute is Mayor Ken Hewitt who says the OPP court injunctions and against demonstrations and blockades need to be stopped. Mayor Hewitt talks with Maggie about the importance of following the law, and how the community is struggling on both sides of t...

  • Context - November 18, 2020 - Canada's Indigenous Voices

    Tonight on Context - we listen to Canada’s First Nations voices and hear about the complicated dispute between Canada’s First Nations and Canadian commercial fisherman. We also get an update on the 2019 MMIWG report with professor Karen Lawford.
    Guests include former New Brunswick politician, Sus...

  • Context - November 11, 2020 - Hurt By Church

    It was African American Minster, author, speaker, and educator – Emmett G. Price who coined the phrase, “church hurt” to describe the pain sometimes inflicted on people by religious leaders and institutions.

    This week we open the church doors to examine the hurt that is sometimes found inside ma...