Category - football

  • 15 Nov 2007

    Football, money and morals make odd bedfellows, concludes Giles Fraser after his experience of preaching to an uncertain congregation at a service marking the 150th anniversary of the world’s oldest club - Sheffield FC.

  • 11 Sep 2007

    Some 250 supporters of human rights gathered to protest at the new Wembley Stadium during the England-Israel qualifying match for the Euro 2008 competition - highlighting the plight of a Palestinian youth team denied a visa to visit Britain.

  • 25 Aug 2007

    People in Britain think that Premiership footballers should be paid a lot less, and that those in service jobs at the bottom of the pay scale should get a good deal more, says a new survey for the Fabian Society.

  • 12 Mar 2007

    Scotland's religious leaders yesterday made an unusual addition to the stands at a football match between Celtic and Rangers.

  • 19 Jun 2006

    Club Deportivo in Colombia, a partner of the UK Christian aid agency Tearfund, is using football to help children likely to be caught up in violence to learn reconciliation skills.

  • 10 Jun 2006

    While world attention focuses the soccer superstars taking part in the World Cup 2006 in Germany, religious leaders hope to use the month-long event to promote peace between the faiths, writes Frauke Brauns for Ecumenical News International.

  • 9 Jun 2006

    Love it or loathe it, the media will be full of the World Cup over the next month, as football-lovers and football-haters make their respective preparations for Germany 2006

  • 8 Jun 2006

    While Angola, Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Toga and Tunisia look forward to the kick-off of the 2006 soccer World Cup in Germany this Friday, the Catholic relief organization CAFOD is urging its supporters to kick-start an initiative to keep the needs of Africa firmly in the spotlight.

  • 2 May 2006

    Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow Mario Conti has criticised European football's governing body, UEFA, for its decision not to fine Rangers fans for anti-Catholic singing during the club's recent Champions League matches against the Spanish club Villareal.

  • 11 Apr 2006

    Churches could have a vital peacemaking role in stemming violence during this summer's World Cup finals in Germany.