Context with Lorna Dueck
Context with Lorna Dueck is a weekly, half-hour, independently produced television program. The program presents “life beyond the headlines,” exploring news and current affairs stories from a Christian world view. Journalist and host Lorna Dueck and the Context with Lorna Dueck team dig behind the headlines to investigate those points at which news and spirituality converge, to illuminate God’s involvement in the issues and events of our day.
THIS SUNDAY ON CONTEXT (June 21, 2015 at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT): 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, the UN says 12,000 Iraqis were killed last year alone, and another 23,000 injured. In this special episode of Context, we travel to Erbil, Iraq where hundreds of thousands are fleeing persecution.
WATCH THE LATEST EPISODE: RADICAL YOUTH (Premiered Sunday, June 14, 2015) 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 bombarding young minds online, preying on the young and the vulnerable. Google recently announced that YouTube is so overloaded with terrorist propaganda that its expansive censoring division is incapable of keeping up. Perhaps that’s why a recent poll conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights for CBC says 71% of Canadians feel youth in their communities and neighbourhoods could turn to extremism. We’ll look for how faith communities are fighting back to ensure faith is a reality that inspires love and not hate.
The program first aired as a stand-alone production in 2003, under the name Listen Up TV. Context with Lorna Dueck is a live-to-tape, interactive show with a studio audience that is part of the production. With the help of interactive polling, the studio audience votes and their responses are integrated into the episode. Viewers at home are also asked to participate in the polls. To book tickets for the studio audience, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lorna Dueck is an award winning journalist and leading analyst on faith and public life in Canada. Known for her hard-hitting faith-focused journalism, Dueck currently writes about faith and public life for the Globe and Mail and was the creator, host and executive producer of Listen Up TV from which, Context has evolved.