Category - football

  • 8 Feb 2010

    It was sad to hear that the Football Association has cancelled this week's launch of its long awaited anti-homophobia video, saying it needs to review its strategy on tackling anti-gay prejudice and how the video fits into its overall campaign.

  • 20 Jan 2010

    The Angolan authorities have been warned against a crackdown on human rights activists after several were detained in the Cabinda region in the wake of the 8 January 2010 attack on the Togolese national football team.

  • 9 Jan 2010

    Neither the government of Yemen nor outside forces have much influence on how it runs, says Giles Fraser. But strangely, football can prove the Esperanto that builds common ground.

  • 16 Dec 2009

    The Anglican Bishop of Liverpool has been appointed as the head of a panel to oversee the release of files on the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster, in which 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death and many more injured.

  • 12 Aug 2009

    We know there are a few people around who like to put the boot into Ekklesia (particularly in the more right wing press and media) but here's a golden opportunity to give Ekklesia's staff a good kicki

  • 24 Jul 2009

    If watching football is a waste of time with redeeming moments, much the same could be said about prayer, says Simon Barrow. In a world over-attached to achievement, we lose sight of the fact that what is really 'worth it' is often not conventionally 'productive'.

  • 26 May 2009

    Few recognise how important play can be – particularly a team sport such as football. This has all changed since the major charities set up charity gift schemes.

  • 16 Apr 2009

    Thousands of people took part in a united memorial service on Merseyside yesterday, remembering 96 Liverpool football fans killed 20 years ago in the Hillsborough tragedy.

  • 12 Apr 2009

    I see John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, has tried to score a late winner this morning.

  • 10 Apr 2009

    Good Friday is a day to reflect on the power of redemptive love confronting the crucifying forces in our world. Not that you'd know this from the preoccupations of some church leaders.