Category - world cup

  • June 11, 2010

    An International Soccer Peace Tournament organized by Catholics has brought together “South Africans, immigrants, and fans from around the world united in the greatest challenge, peace.”

  • June 11, 2010

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu wowed the 50,000 crowd at an extraordinary musical celebration in Soweto ahead of the kick-off in the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa.

  • June 10, 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.

  • June 10, 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.

  • June 5, 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.

  • March 20, 2009

    An initiative involving Christian charities and others was launched last night in Westminster, to highlight the situation of street children around the world.

  • June 9, 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

  • June 9, 2006

    As the world digs in for saturation coverage of the World Cup, the UK Christian think-tank Ekklesia is highlighting research and resources to enable lovers and haters of the game to put aside their differences (including religious ones) ‚Ä' and do something to make the world a fairer place.

  • June 8, 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.

  • April 11, 2006

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