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April 20, 2016

Q&A with Lorna Dueck

The following questions and answers are part of the full interview between freelance journalist Jennifer Neutel and executive television producer, Lorna Dueck, for the article on page 1, “Shifting media landscape shrinks the God-beat.”
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April 20, 2016

Shifting media landscape shrinks the 'God-beat'

Lorna Dueck, executive producer of half-hour television broadcast Context with Lorna Dueck, has successfully created an independent media ministry and also writes for The Globe and Mail. In an email interview, she says social media that goes viral is the best way to tell our stories, with the hope that mainstream media gets the spillover.
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March 16, 2016

Doctor-assisted dying: Why religious conscience must be part of the debate

By: Lorna Dueck
The competing rights of freedom of conscience, freedom of religion and access to physician-assisted death are at an impasse in Canada. When the Supreme Court last year struck down Criminal Code prohibitions on doctor-assisted death, the issue of conscience rights jumped urgently into the national discussion.
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January 25, 2016

The U.S. circus of religious nationalism

By:Lorna Dueck & Stephen Lazarus
If Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa were sitting at a table talking U.S. politics, would Donald Trump fit in? Or would he hijack the conversation to persuade them that he is uniquely qualified to “make America great again”?
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January 9, 2016

A Second Look at Lorna's TRC Article in the Globe and Mail

By: Lorna Dueck
The Christmas story tells of God’s own flesh living among humanity. Within a few centuries, “good news” and “great joy” evolved into terrorizing Christian monarchs armed with papal authority to kill or enslave people who refused to convert.
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October 21, 2015

Come together, pray together: The Blue Jays have us all on bended knee

By: Lorna Dueck
The Blue Jays and their miraculous ascent to the championship series has everybody praying. No religious experience in my memory has done more to unite Canadians than #ComeTogether in the cathedral of the Dome.
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September 25, 2015

Stephen Colbert: This Catholic superstar knows how to live his faith

By: Lorna Dueck
With or without Pope Francis on set, late-night comedian Stephen Colbert is upending what it means to be living and working your profession and your faith.
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September 8, 2015

The tricky religious debate over assisted death

By: Lorna Dueck
This path to dying on demand is so nuanced through our moral views, I doubt you will see much faith-based activism on this issue on the campaign trail, but certainly, the faith community is engaged for the legislation.
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May 19, 2015

A shift in Context: Christianity's voice in secular media

By:Allison Barron
“Context with Lorna Dueck” announced in April that Jeffrey L. Groenewald would take on the role of president and CEO, while “Context” founder Lorna Dueck continues as host and executive producer.
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May 15, 2015

Collingwood Prayer Breakfast with Guest Speaker, Lorna Dueck

By:Paul Brian
Municipal leaders, church groups and community members gathered at the Cranberry Resort’s Bear Estate Friday morning to listen to Dueck’s message of hope, redemption and transformation as she shared her experiences and Christian beliefs regarding the power of God to change individuals and communities for the better.
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April 22, 2015

No-prayer rule? A godsend

By: Lorna Dueck
It is not the end of public prayer in Canada after last week’s Supreme Court ruling, which determined civic governance must remain neutral ground spiritually. People will still keep praying through their work in government, despite an expensive lesson brought on by the persistence of a mayor and councillors in Saguenay, Que. I would have called this court ruling a godsend, or blessing, but pick any secular word you like: The court has provided a windfall for helping us think through why we bother to pray at all.
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February 12, 2015

Why conscience (or lack of it) is in the news

By: Lorna Dueck
The best or worst of our collective conscience is usually behind any story that goes viral today. Who is the guardian, the advocate, the instructor, the guide for our conscience? Family, social norms, religion, school and the media are all systems that come quickly to mind when I think about conscience-setting. We need to value sources that teach us to care about conscience, because conscience will always affect how we treat each other.
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