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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
April 12, 2016

Faith and the First Nations Suicide Crisis

By: Stephen Lazarus

The suicide epidemic in First Nations communities across Canada is now headline news. But when those headlines go away, as they always do, the crisis in many communities will remain. For a behind-the-scenes perspective, we reached out to Jonathan Maracle, Mohawk muscian with Broken Walls band. Read More
April 12, 2016

Losing a Son: The Story of one Aboriginal Family

By: Sheldon Neil

With news of the suicide crisis in aboriginal communities across Canada, our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones. We reached out to one mother, Patricia Kebokee, to hear her personal story of losing her son to suicide in 2007. Read More
April 7, 2016

Reaching Out to Aboriginal Youth

By: Sacha Sewhdat

Rising Above is a primarily youth-focused initiative that is working towards helping First Nations communities heal and ‘rise above’ their circumstances. The group focuses on inner healing and outer change that starts from within. Read More
April 6, 2016

Is the Sexy Dress Code for Female Staff at Restaurants Discriminatory?

By: Kristina Evanov

Sex sells. But should it sell food at your local restaurant? Read More
April 4, 2016

9 Steps to Forgiveness

By: Dr. Fred Luskin

Forgiveness is often is easier said than done. For help with the process, Dr. Fred Luskin, who heads The Forgiveness Project at Standford University, shares his nine step process for forgiveness. Read More
March 31, 2016

God's Not Dead 2: Interview with Director Harold Cronk

By: Sacha Sewhdat

On April 1, God’s Not Dead 2 will be released in 100 theatres across Canada making it the largest ever nation-wide release of a faith-based film. We spoke to the film’s director, Harold Cronk, about the film, the success of the original - God’s Not Dead - and the cultural appetite for faith-based content. Read More
March 24, 2016

The Suicide Pandemic in Indigenous communities across Canada

By: Sacha Sewhdat

In 2012, Dr. Bert Lauwers published a paper that extensively reviewed suicide in children ages 10-19 at the Pikangikum First Nation in Northern Ontario. His research sheds valuable light on what some are calling a suicide pandemic in First Nations communities across Canada. Read More
March 23, 2016

Top 3 Easter Movies

By: Sheldon Neil

From classic to modern, what films on the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus have caught international attention? Read More
March 21, 2016

Spanking and the Bible

By: Sheldon Neil

What do we make of passages in the bible that call for corporal punishment? Author William Webb helps us understand those verses and how to apply them. Read More
March 9, 2016

Where do we find Cannabis in the Bible?

By: Sheldon Neil

The prospect of marijuana legalization has raised some interesting questions about the presence of cannabis and its use in the Bible. We reached out to two voices, former drug-smuggler Brian O'Dea and Professor of Old Testament at McMaster Divinity College, Mark Boda. Read More

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