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November 5, 2015

4 Faith Voices in Trudeau’s Cabinet

By: Natalia D'Amico

More than half of the new Cabinet ministers chose to swear on a Bible and include the option “so help me God” in oath, including our new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. How is faith represented in the Federal government? Here are some of the faith voices, from various religions, present in the cabinet. Read More
November 4, 2015

How Can the Liberal Government Respond to International Crises?

By: Kristina Evanov

What will be Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's approach to key international issues like the Syrian refugee crisis, ISIS and disaster relief? We talk to John Clayton from Samaritan's Purse Canada, an organization to works in conflict and disaster zones across the world, to hear how he thinks the Liberals should respond. Read More
November 3, 2015

Deep in the Heart of Racism

By: Richard Handler

From the news and commentary that gushes out from our good neighbour to the south, the USA, appears to be in the midst of a great, intractable race problem. Black lives Matter, Trayvon Martin, Ferguson, mass incarceration: you’d think it’s in the midst of another great Civil War, with prisons as black concentration camps. Read More
November 2, 2015

Solutions to Racism in Canada

By: Kristina Evanov

What unique challenges to Indigenous communities in Canada face? We talk to the Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council to learn more. Read More
October 30, 2015

10 Facts You Didn't Know about China's One-Child Policy

By: Context Team

China announced this week that it would be ending it's one-child policy, allowing couples to have two children. But what do we really know about the one-child policy? Read More
October 30, 2015

3 Halloween History Treats

By: Context Team

An overarching theme of Halloween is death, but not the morbid sort; it is a reminder of death as a transitory quality of human life. Halloween brings to light, through darkness, the intrinsic human fascination with death. Read More
October 29, 2015

5 Unanswered Questions About Canada’s Rush Towards Assisted Suicide

By: Stephen Lazarus

Spokepersons for millions of Canadians gathered on Parliament Hill today to release release a Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. A panel of six Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders called on the Trudeau government to consult widely with Canadians to develop end-of-life policies that provide adequate safeguards and protections recommended by both medical, religious, and community leaders across Canada.
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October 29, 2015

When the Faith speaks out on Assisted Death

By: Lorna Dueck

I’m glad these religious leaders are unified in opposing euthanasia, but the rank and file from the pew on outward is not nearly as clear on the sanctity of ending lives as the leaders are. I think that across faith groups there is a crisis of ethic over how we will end our lives. Many self described Christians challenge me regularly that leaving our end of days up to the unseen force of God’s providence is unnecessary.
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October 27, 2015

Pope Francis: Open the Doors & Let Them In

By: Richard Handler

Pope Francis wants to open the Church to those on the margins. So, open the doors and let them in. Let the Church be forgiving! But the church doesn’t want to be quite so forgiving, so fast. Read More
October 20, 2015

The Shame Within

By: Richard Handler

Love your neighbour as you love yourself. But what if we actually hate ourselves? And project that shame and guilt onto others. Read More
October 20, 2015

Why Did the Conservatives Lose So Badly?

By: Lorna Dueck

Love was missing on the Conservative campaign. It mattered deeply and I think it cost the Conservatives this election. Read More
October 14, 2015

Why I Feel Politically Homeless in Election 2015

By: Oriana Bertucci

When prioritizing the issues that most affect me and are most important to me, I'm left with little hope that any one political party will be able to concretely make a difference or advance an agenda that I fully support. Read More

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