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August 8, 2015 Episode #1417

Fields of Blood: Religion and Violence

The combination of religion and violence is almost as old as, well, religion and violence. And just as old is the debate about cause and effect. Is it geopolitics or faith that enflames violence? Join Lorna as she talks with historian... see more
July 31, 2015 Episode #1410

Dying to be Thin

It's about dying to be thin; as millions of young women are struggling with eating disorders, researchers look to pop culture and psychological causes, personality traits and biology. But what about the spiritual dimension?  In this... see more
June 19, 2015 Episode #1429

Trapped in Iraq

Imagine being trapped in your own country. We've heard the stories: ISIS is mutilating its own people in Iraq—no torture is too heinous, no child slave too young, and no execution too gruesome for the group. At minimum,... see more

June 12, 2015 Episode #1432

Radical Youth

Stubbornness and rebellion—not exactly new to the teenage title. But battles with isolation and alienation are taking on new forms of spirituality, producing extreme teenagers, united online like never before. Radical ads are... see more
June 5, 2015 Episode #1438

Dream Chasers

We live demanding and hurried lives. Between preparing dinner, the 9 to 5 job and picking the kids up from school, there's often no room left to pursue life goals and dreams, leaving many feeling empty and unfulfilled in their personal... see more
May 29, 2015 Episode #1431

What do Canadians Believe?

Religion in Canada is changing. One snapshot: More Canadian teens identify as Muslims than Anglican, Baptist or United Church combined. Today on CONTEXT Lorna digs deep into a new national study on what Canadians believe. We'll survey this... see more
May 22, 2015 Episode #1420

Robots

The futurists were right. What humans have done for generations, robots are taking over. Robotics have dominated industry for years—from mining to manufacturing, but now they're moving in on our social lives. Today, robot 'friends'... see more
May 15, 2015 Episode #1426

The Faces of Comedy

Hey, did you hear the one about the guy who told jokes for a living? He said it was no laughing matter. Context looks at the faces of comedy with rising star Jim Gaffigan who puts the funny in food, fatherhood, and faith. Then we sit down... see more
May 8, 2015 Episode #1436

Extreme Motherhood

Mother's Day—a time to celebrate the woman who does it all. She wipes your nose, gives great advice, and cheers you on at all your games. Mom: The real life superwoman. And motherhood: the job that never ends. Today on Context, we're... see more
May 1, 2015 Episode #1428

Prayer

Prayer: Children do it before bedtime and religions all over the world use it to speak to God -- but what exactly is prayer and is it practical in today's hectic world? For many, prayer offers us a chance to collect our thoughts and... see more
April 24, 2015 Episode #1437

Assisted Living Meets Assisted Dying

Assisted living in Canada has made enormous strides in recent decades. Now, a Supreme Court ruling legalizing Physician Assisted Death has disability advocates alarmed. Today on Context, we delve deep into the hard questions, specifically;... see more
April 17, 2015 Episode #1427

Faith at Work

Our world—busy and chaotic—seems to be speeding up by the second, and finding time for the things that matter is getting more difficult.  So where does one find personal value in today's hectic North American lifestyle?... see more

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