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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!
Context - March 11, 2020 - Distracted and Impaired Driving
We all know the dangers of distracted and impaired driving – but do we heed the warnings?
This week on Context, are we winning or losing the battle with distracted and impaired driving?
Experts weigh in on how to make road safety a priority. Plus, finding forgiveness and taking action after los...
Context - March 4, 2020 - Canada's Poverty Problem
Canada has a poverty problem.
The numbers are staggering. 3.2 million Canadians live in poverty. And one in five children are living below the poverty line.
But Canadians are fighting back. In the past 5 years, the poverty rate has started to decline. And one million Canadians have climbed out ...
Context - February 28, 2020 - Stalled on the refugee highway
The U.N. declares Syria is on the brink of the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century. The refugee highway they turn to for hope is stalled – 70 million people are looking for a safe home.
This week on Context, why our refugee crisis is getting worse.
The cost desperate families pay for s...
Context - February 21, 2020 - Stalled on reconciliation
Protests and blockades across the country are objecting a $6 billion court-approved LNG pipeline that will run through Indigenous territory in British Columbia.
Rail blockades in solidarity of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation have stopped the transportation of $425 million of goods shipped daily by ...
Context - February 13, 2020 - Canada's guns and gangs
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 - February 7, 2020 - Containing the Coronavirus
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 - January 29, 2020 - Movies that move us
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 - January 22, 2020 - Rx: Love and Respect
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 - January 15, 2020 - Blessed are the Peace Makers
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 - January 8, 2020 - Foster care in Crisis
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...