Context Beyond The Headlines

Context Beyond The Headlines

6 Seasons

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 - December 12, 2018 - Discontent in Alberta

    Episode 1

    Five years ago, oil in Alberta was trading at over $100 a barrel. Today, it’s selling for less than $40. Despite Canada’s strong economy and jobs front, this huge drop has Canada’s energy sector in yet another season of unrest.

    And while the province wrestles with economic unease, the governme...

  • Context - December 6, 2018 - Opioids Parents Speak Out

    Episode 2

    Sheila’s son was found in a Tim Horton’s washroom. He was dragged outside onto a snowbank where a good samaritan saved his life.

    Sheila’s son lived. But many parents have buried their children because of the opioid epidemic in Canada.

    The numbers behind this crisis are heart-wrenching – 80...

  • Context - November 20, 2018 - Canadian Christianity Under Construction

    Episode 3

    Atheist Gretta Vosper stays on as United Church minister after the denomination settled a “heresy trial” with the minister who doesn’t believe in God.

    What do fellow United Church clergy make of this decision? We speak with Moderator Rev. Richard Bott and Alderwood United Church minister Rev. ...

  • Context - November 15, 2018 - Our Neighbours In crisis: How can we help?

    Episode 4

    Thick, chocking, black smoke stretches across hundreds of thousands of acres. People driven from the safety of their homes in a matter of hours, with little more than the clothes on their back.

    In Canada, an electrical fire forced 1,500 people from their Toronto apartment for more than three...

  • Context - November 8, 2018 - Can Religion heal our world

    Episode 5

    How do those beliefs affect a world in crisis mode? We see famine in Yemen, genocide in Myanmar, refugee and mass migration, racial and political divide, often fuelled by social media.

    This week Context is at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto to ask: CAN RELIGION HEAL OUR WORL...

  • Context - November 1, 2018 - Hate Crime: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

    Episode 6

    Sabbath will never be the same at the Tree of Life synagogue after 11 innocent people were gunned down at a baby naming ceremony.

    The gunman, hellbent on “killing Jews”, is charged with 29 different counts including hate crime.

    The Jewish community responds by declaring “faith, hope, dignit...

  • Context - October 25, 2018 - Inside The Rohingya Crisis

    Episode 7

    Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh is where over one million Rohingya Muslims have fled after facing unspeakable persecution in Myanmar.

    Context partnered with World Vision on the ground. Their Raw Hope program is helping build a better life for the Rohingya who find themselves stateless with no place ...

  • Context - October 18, 2018 - Marijuana Mania

    Episode 8

    With recreational weed now legal in Canada, how will faith communities respond? We get a Hindu, Jewish, Catholic and Muslim take on how their faith communities are reacting to recreational weed legalization. Their answers might surprise you.

    Cannabis has been legal in certain U.S. states f...

  • Context - May 30, 2018 - Social Media Pulpits

    Episode 9

    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 ...

  • Context - May 24, 2018 - Record Breaking Floods

    Episode 10

    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 ...

  • Context - May 9, 2018 - The Age of Womanhood

    Episode 11

    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 ...

  • Context - February 22, 2018 - The New Space Race

    Episode 12

    Following the Space X launch of Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket launch, Context goes beyond the headlines to find the deeper meaning of space exploration and what the privatization of outer space may look like now and in the future.

  • Context - December 19, 2018 - The Joy of Christmas: A Context Christmas special

    Episode 13

    As the stress of the Holiday season shopping builds, the mounting pressures
    of making all the family gatherings, or for others, the grief or loneliness that the holidays bring - Context speaks with positivity expert Michelle Gielan on how to stay happy and focus on the joy of Christmas. Afterall...

  • Context - December 26, 2018 - Season 8 in Review

    Episode 14

    From how Canada's faith communities felt about the legalization of cannabis, to parents who buried their children from drug overdose and are now pushing for Canada to change other drug policies - namely around opioids - to save lives in the growing epidemic. And Context's Molly Thomas went to th...