New issue of Epiphanies examines our differences

The spring issue of Epiphanies, the digital magazine published by the Anglican Journal, is now online after a delay due to coverage of the...
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On religion and politics

Over the last few months, as the publication of this issue has been delayed due to COVID-19, the editorial staff and I found ourselves wondering: Will people be interested in an Epiphanies focused entirely on the subject of differences?
Lyds Keesmaat-Walsh (right) prepares the Eucharist with the Rev. Molly Finlay during the Pride service at Church on Tap, a monthly event at Christ Church Deer Park in Toronto. Photo: Michael Hudson

One of the lucky ones

I’m one of the lucky ones. Most queer Christians’ stories are stories of rejection, stories of trauma, stories of being told they’re not welcome in the churches they call home. But that was never my story. I’m one of the lucky ones.
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For all of you are one in Christ Jesus!

The title of this reflection is the latter part of Galatians 3:28. This line summarises the essence of the Christian faith and relates to the prayer of Jesus recorded in John 17:21.
The Life of Jesus by William Brassey Hole Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘We are always summoned to become different’

Much of Mary Jo Leddy’s work has involved the building of bridges.
The Rev. Irwin Sikha, incumbent at St. Margaret’s Tamil Anglican Church in Toronto Photo: Esther Sikha

‘Difference is God’s gift to us’: Anglicans, ethnicity and culture

Moving far beyond its English roots, Anglicanism has become a global community with diverse cultural expressions—and a shared doctrinal core at its heart.
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Accessibility in the church is about more than physical accommodation. For these Anglicans, acceptance comes from the very core of a church’s theology.
Christ at the Column, Caravaggio. Art: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen/Wikipedia

‘God’s total identification with the incarcerated’

As Christians on Good Friday considered the incarceration and execution of Jesus Christ, the Anglican Journal offered this in-depth discussion of the reality prisoners face during the COVID-19 pandemic—from the universal spectre of death to the consumption of toilet water as resources dwindle—and how you can help.

Black Anglicans of Canada aims to give life to church’s racial charter

If you didn’t know the Anglican Church of Canada had a racial justice charter, you’re probably no different from many other members of the...
Epiphanies from the Anglican Journal

Legal scholar weighs in on Wet’suwet’en standoff

The standoff involving Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, elected band councils, Coastal GasLink, provincial and federal governments, and supporters and opponents across Canada is an “extraordinarily...
Drummers lead a rally against construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline on Wet’suwet’en traditional territory. Photo: Unist’ot’en camp via Facebook

Taking sides

Statements of support by Anglican leaders for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs sparked debate on social media about the role of the Anglican Church of Canada in responding to such disputes. What can history and theology teach us about the role of Christians in situations of conflict or injustice?

Technocratic society and the world to come

Our descent into the reality of living in a pandemic has brought to my mind an early 1980s audio recording of a lecture by lay theologian William Stringfellow.
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The dignity of difference

At the 2008 Lambeth Conference, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, then chief rabbi in England, was a guest speaker at one of the plenary sessions.
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The visions of Juan Diego

In 1531, three years before the Church of England was born, the seeds of an Indigenous church were planted.

Trimming our sails

As conversations about the church’s strategic planning begin, let us consider how we respond to the movement of the Holy Spirit “If you wish to...