Category - soccer

  • 10 Jun 2010

    The 2010 World Cup will absorb acres of newsprint, whole swathes of the internet and hours of broadcast time in the coming weeks. Ekklesia will offer an alternative perspective - looking at the social justice issues behind the sporting headlines.

  • 10 Jun 2010

    A group of African Christian and Muslim leaders is warning of increased vulnerability to HIV infections via sex workers during the soccer World Cup in South Africa.

  • 5 Jun 2010

    Football connects people in positive ways, but also exposes the limitations and injustices of human society, says Tinyiko Sam Maluleke, reflecting on modern South Africa, the World Cup, and the challenge of global Christianity.

  • 28 May 2010

    A group of young people from some of the poorest communities in Scotland fly out to the World Cup of Friendship in South Africa today, backed by church workers.

  • 13 May 2010

    Manchester United tops a new 'Football Secrecy League' published this week by international development agency Christian Aid to highlight the harmful secrecy of tax havens.

  • 29 Apr 2010

    South African religious leaders have expressed strong support for the national football team 42 days before the kick-off of the World Cup tournament on 11 June.

  • 26 Mar 2010

    A coalition of grass roots organisations is supporting a unique five-day youth football tournament to promote positive social education about HIV prevention and treatment.

  • 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.

  • 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'.

  • 16 Nov 2007

    An ideal present for Christmas or birthdays, or just as the fulfillment of a fantasy - now you can be the manager of a real football club. The People's Club - a football club owned by the fans for the fans, means you become the joint owner of a real-life football team.