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May 28, 2016

The 24-Karat Golden Rule for Politicians

By: John Stackhouse

Are Jesus' words "Love your enemies" good advice for politics? Read More
May 19, 2016

What Your Religion Says About How Much You Care

By: Sacha Sewhdat

Religious? Evangelical? Fundamentalist? You are probably amongst the most civically generous portion of the population according to the research of Dr. Paul Reed. Read More
May 18, 2016

Religion Left Out? 2016 Census

By: Sacha Sewhdat

When Context staff filled out the 2016 long-form census, they noticed that it does not contain any questions about religion. We reached out to Statistics Canada to find out why. Spokesperson Hélène Maheux cleared up our confusion. Read More
May 16, 2016

Escaping the Fort McMurray Fire: Jim and Lori's Story

By: Stephen Lazarus

We continue to hear stories of thousands who were forced to evacuate Fort McMurray, Alberta when a massive wildfire sweeped the city and surrounding areas. To find out how residents are coping, we spoke to Fort McMurray residents, Jim McCleod and Lori Read. Read More
May 12, 2016

Behind the Scenes with Lorna Dueck & Tim Day

By: Sacha Sewhdat

In this candid conversation, Lorna talks to Tim Day, Director of City Movement, author of God Enters Stage Left, about the nature of sin, and what the story of Christ meant to those that lived it. Read More
May 5, 2016

Being the Mom My Child Needed Me To Be

By: Sacha Sewhdat

We tend not to think of moms like Michelle on Mother’s Day but, her experience and insights about trusting God through the adversity of raising an autistic child are equal parts challenging and empowering. Read More
May 4, 2016

Fort McMurray Fire: Insights from a fellow Albertan

By: Sheldon Neil

A massive wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta has forced 80,000 people out of the area in the largest fire evacuation in the province's history. Musician Karla Adolphe lives in High River, Alberta. When the 2013 flood hit, her family lost their home and were forced to evacuate. No stranger to the impact of a natural disaster, we reached Karla for her insights on the situation. Read More
April 28, 2016

Mohawk Worship Leader on Suicide, God and Culture

By: Sacha Sewhdat

Jonathan Maracle has been successfully conducting suicide prevention programs all over Canada and the USA. We asked him for more on his thoughts about the suicide problem in First Nations communities across Canada. Read More
April 21, 2016

Should Assisted-Dying Legislation Be Extended to Minors?

By: Sheldon Neil

As parliament debates over assisted death legislation, many have voiced their concerns over gateway possibilities, like access for mature minors. We talked to Alex Schadenberg of the Executive Director and International Chair of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition to learn more. Read More
April 21, 2016

Assisted Suicide: Are We Embracing a Culture of Death?

By: Sacha Sewhdat

On April 14, 2016, the Liberal Government of Canada tabled new legislation on Physician Assisted Death. What does this mean for doctors and patients? And what has changed in the public psyche that makes us more accepting of assisted suicide? Read More
April 20, 2016

How You Can Help Survivors of the Ecuador Earthquake

By: Natalia D'Amico

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Ecuador on April 16, killing more than 500 people and displacing thousands. Just four days later, another 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador. The country continues to deal with the worst disaster its faced in decades. Reach Beyond Canada is on the ground, responding to the crisis. We reached Executive Director, Shazam Mohamed, in South America. Read More
April 14, 2016

What You Need to Know about the Assisted Death Debate

By: Natalia D'Amico

Here at Context, we've kept a close eye on the legislation concerning physician-assisted dying. Now, with the Doctor-assisted dying bill tabled in Parliament, here are some links to learn more about the debate. Read More

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