Context Beyond The Headlines

Context Beyond The Headlines

8 Seasons

Context highlights the thread of faith intertwined in the news that impacts our world.

Engaging inquisitive minds in conversation that explores the intersection of justice, culture, society, and ethics, with Jesus. For over 20 years the team here at Context has focused on bringing a balanced approach to Christian media because Context is everything!

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Context Beyond The Headlines
  • Context - June 26, 2019 - Inside China

    Episode 1

    Wanzhou has been under house arrest in Vancouver on request of the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly violating sanctions against trade with Iran.

    In at ‘tit for tat,’ retaliation, China has now imprisoned two Canadians – Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor and has lengthened Robert Schell...

  • Context - June 19, 2019 - Running From Religion

    Episode 2

    Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed fled her family and religion - claiming it was a matter of life or death if she returned to Saudi Arabia.

    She found refuge in Canada - a country known for freedom of religion and welcoming asylum seekers.

    Her escape to Canada has sparked international attention and...

  • Context - June 12, 2019 - For Your Health

    Episode 3

    Ontario doctors were at the Ontario Court of Appeal this week saying their freedom of conscience is under attack, and their charter rights are being violated when it comes to medical assistance in dying.

    At issue: the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) require doctors to give...

  • Context - June 5, 2019 - Protecting Our Trafficked Daughters

    Episode 4

    The new docu-series, Surviving R Kelly has resurfaced allegations against R&B singer R. Kelly that he sexually abused children.

    The documentary has sparked a new investigation into the singer’s alleged sex abuse of girls.

    Is justice being served for these young girls, who are now women? Con...

  • Context - May 29, 2019 - Fan Culture Communities

    Episode 5

    But when many of us began stepping out of our physical communities and into the online digital personas and communities we’ve created – well everything community became unreal.

    Or did it? Is online belonging and the digital personas we project the real deal?

    Fantasy, escape, and the t...

  • Context - May 22, 2019 - Fake news and regulating the internet

    Episode 6

    The world's savviest techies gather at the largest conference in North America in Toronto, and in Europe, governments gathered to combat online hate at the Christchurch Call to Action summit where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a Digital Charter to hold social media accounts to account.

  • Context - May 15, 2019 - Is University WORTH IT?

    Episode 7

    “Get a good education,” have always been words to the wise, but as we’ve seen in the U.S. college admissions scandal, some parents will do anything to get their children into university. Hollywood elite join 24 others in pleading guilty to bribing some of America’s best schools to admit their chi...

  • Context - May 8, 2019 - Communities coping after tragedy and disaster

    Episode 8

    As governments called states of emergencies, hundreds of people were forced to evacuate their homes and experience the devastating loss and damage to their property.

    PLUS tragedy strikes when least expected. How neighbourhoods in Toronto came together following last year's devastating van att...

  • Context - March 6, 2019 - Corruption In Canada

    Episode 9

    This week on Context: Shocking revelations in Ottawa as the Prime Minister is implicated in political interference on the criminal prosecution of engineering giant SNC-Lavalin.

    Shaking the confidence of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau further - the president of the Treasury Board, Minister Jane ...

  • Context - January 9, 2019 - Migrant Border Crisis

    Episode 10

    The U.S. government is at a standstill as President Trump is not backing down on getting $5.7 billion approved for the border wall to deter
    migrants coming from Central America to the United States. In a presidential address Tuesday night, Trump says the border wall is necessary because, “we are...

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

    Episode 11

    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...

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

    Episode 12

    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...