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 27 - Coping with Covid-19

    Episode 1

    We are living in new reality of encouraging each other through the sad time of a global pandemic.

    This week on Context, adapting to a world of coming together while we keep physical distance to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
    Interviews from Lorna Dueck's home office on experiences from peop...

  • Context - Season 9 - Canada's Covid-19 Crisis

    Episode 2

  • Context - Canada's Covid-19 Crisis

    Episode 3

    A communicable disease has brought the world to it's knees.
    People and countries are in lockdown.
    It's a never before experienced event in modern times.
    COVID-19 has changed the world and cases are still on the rise in Canada.
    Today on Context, advice for how to live through this. We bring you in...

  • Context - Season 9 - Episode 24 - Distracted and Impaired Driving

    Episode 4

    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 - Season 9 - Episode 23 - Canada's Poverty Problem

    Episode 5

    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 - Season 9 - Episode 22 - Stalled on the refugee highway

    Episode 6

    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 - Season 9 - Episode 21 - Stalled on reconciliation

    Episode 7

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

    Episode 8

    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 9

    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 10

    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 11

    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 12

    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 13

    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 14

    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 15

    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 16

    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 17

    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 18

    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 19

    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 20

    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 21

    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 22

    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 23

    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 24

    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...