Category - football

  • December 16, 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.

  • August 12, 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

  • July 24, 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'.

  • May 26, 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.

  • April 16, 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.

  • April 12, 2009

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

  • April 10, 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.

  • April 8, 2009

    It isn't often that the Daily Telegraph and Ekklesia find themselves singing from the same hymn sheet let alone the same terraces.

  • April 7, 2009

    Church leaders are "angrily" criticising the Premier League in England for holding football matches on Easter Sunday, a prime Bank Holiday in the UK. Simon Barrow argues that a more imaginative response is needed.

  • April 7, 2009