Tali Folkins


The Easter egg and Christian hope

In a 2013 article for Scientific American (“Beyond Ishtar: The Tradition of Eggs at Easter”), writer Krystal D’Costa helpfully demolishes the hoax, circulating on the

Church sees deficits, program cuts post-2023

The Anglican Church of Canada’s national office is forecast to have a balanced budget this year—but substantial deficits and program cuts are likely in the

Stephen London elected bishop of Edmonton

The Rev. Stephen London, rector of St. Thomas’ Anglican Church in Sherwood Park, Alta., was elected bishop of the diocese of Edmonton at an online electoral synod June 26.

Church treasurer announces retirement

Hanna Goschy, the Anglican Church of Canada’s treasurer and chief financial officer since 2013, announced her retirement effective Aug. 13.

Ottawa Anglican’s sock ministry touches thousands

On Dec. 24, 2017, Jessica Baird, a teacher and a parishioner at Julian of Norwich Anglican Church in Ottawa, was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a rare type of arthritis causing, among other things, severe and long-term pain in the spine.

Pension fund grows by nearly 12% in 2020

The Anglican Church of Canada’s pension fund grew by nearly 12% in 2020 after markets bounced back—and then some—from March lows, says Judy Robinson, executive director of the General Synod Pension Plan.

Conservative group receives legal opinion on marriage

The Anglican Communion Alliance (ACA), a group of theologically conservative members of the Anglican Church of Canada, says it hopes to see the creation of a task force for discernment on marriage after receiving a legal opinion criticizing the church’s present approach to Canon XXI from a specialist on church law based in the U.K.

Suffering from COVID-19— months after recovering

When she goes on long walks these days, Judy Carson, a member of St. Thomas’s Anglican Church, Shanty Bay, Ont., sometimes takes an oxygen tank with her to keep from getting out of breath.

A ‘difficult year’ and ‘a different normal’

Though many people might not like to hear it, there’s no indication this year will be much better than 2020 in terms of the pandemic and its effects, say two Canadian Anglicans whose professional lives have connected them with the fight against COVID-19.

‘The God of the Exodus was able to find them’

The chief influence of Black Christianity on the wider North American church has been to hold it to the idea of freedom in the here and now—with gains that aren’t going to wilt at resistance from the dominant culture, according to Black church leaders the Anglican Journal interviewed.

CoGS hears of ‘transformative change’ across church

A first round of strategic planning consultation sessions with Canadian Anglicans has revealed a sense of profound change at hand in the church, the Council of General Synod (CoGS) heard at an online meeting Nov. 6-8.

PWRDF helps displaced Iraqi families come home

Members of 1,500 displaced families in northern Iraq were more safely able to return to their homes this year as the result of a project funded partly by the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF).

‘New ways of being church are emerging’

As the tumultuous year 2020 drew to a close, and as Canadian Anglicans looked towards another year of uncertainty, the Anglican Journal informally surveyed members of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) about the presentation on the national church’s strategic planning process they’d heard Nov. 6.

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