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June 30, 2016

Responding to Fear with Faith

By: Sacha Sewhdat

A few weeks ago, we spoke to Dr. David Altheide about fear messaging in the media. This week, Context Producer Sacha Sewhdat speaks to blogger and Bible teacher Erin Davis about a faith response to fear.

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June 29, 2016

"We Are Istanbul"

By: Sacha Sewhdat

"Important gestures give a clear message of solidarity. Similar attacks (to Istanbul) have happened everywhere in the world recently: Paris, Brussels, other european cities, United States. In some of them there was as statement ‘we are with you’. We are Brussels. We are Paris. Today, I think it is also time to say ‘We Are Istanbul.’" Read More
June 23, 2016

Fatherhood & Family Life in First Nations Communities

By: Sacha Sewhdat

Before the Orlando Massacre, Context producer Sacha Sewhdat interviewed Nadler Whut’en leader and musician Cheryl Bear about Father’s Day, fatherhood, and family life in First Nations communities across Canada. Read More
June 16, 2016

6 Ways to Love Your LGBTQ+ Neighbour

By: Wendy Gritter

In the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, how do we respond to hate? Read More
June 16, 2016

Shockwave: The Impact of the Pulse Massacre

By: Sacha Sewhdat

Reverend Ralph Carl Wushke opened the University of Toronto’s memorial for the Orlando shooting this week. He weighs in on the impact of this tragedy. Read More
June 16, 2016

Pro-Life, Pro-Choice & Pro-Woman

By: Kristina Evanov

Lia Mills, 19, identifies as pro-life, pro-choice and pro-woman. What's her view on the current discussion in parliament on doctor-assisted death?

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June 13, 2016

Orlando Pastor on Pulse Shooting

By: Sacha Sewhdat

Reaction to Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting Read More
June 9, 2016

What is the Media Teaching You About Fear?

By: Sacha Sewhdat

What is the media teaching your about fear? Dr. David Altheide shares on the media and fear messaging in our day-to-day consumption. Read More
June 1, 2016

6 Questions on the Doctor-Hastened Death Debate

By: Context Team

The House of Commons voted on May 31 to send the government's doctor-hastened death bill to the Senate in the hopes of meeting the Supreme Court's deadline for legislation on June 6. We reached out to three organizations for their insights on the debate. 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

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