football

  • 19 Jul 2012

    Even those who have little interest in football have probably found themselves occasionally touched by morbid fascination about the dramatic fall from grace (or at least glory and power) of Rangers Football Club -- an iconic part of Glasgow's and Scotland's social history -- and the huge public reaction it has created.

  • 10 Jun 2012

    The nationalisms represented in the Eurovision Song Contest the European Football Championships and the Queen's Jubilee are of different shapes and levels of intensity, observes Graeme Smith, editor of the international journal Political Theology. What Christianity at its best offers is a vision of how we hold local commitments in a wider, plural context: because of Pentecost, in fact.

  • 14 Dec 2011

    A senior Church of Scotland minister has called for a co-ordinated strategy by the Scottish Government and others to tackle sectarianism in Scotland.

  • 9 Nov 2011

    The English FA has been accused of "shamelessly exploiting" the Poppy appeal in its ongoing battle against international football body FIFA.

  • 24 Jun 2011

    The Church of Scotland has welcomed more time for more considering the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Bill.

  • 18 Jun 2011

    The Kirk Moderator has warned the Scottish Parliament about the dangers of pushing through an over-hasty bill to deal with the problem of sectarianism.

  • 4 Jun 2011

    Today, while I play in a fundraising match at Dumbarton FC, representatives of Supporters Trust across the country are gathering at a conference entitled 'The Future of Scottish Football' at Hampden Park, Glasgow.

  • 20 May 2011

    Both Whole Life Sports and Women’s Centre are efforts to bring peace to the family and community and to collaborate with churches in healing social and societal wounds in Jamaica. Mark Beach reports from the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) in the capital, Kingston.

  • 10 May 2011

    Football is woven into the historical, cultural and social fabric of communities in Scotland and across Britain, but media attention to 'soccernomics' focuses heavily on the English Premier League, says Simon Barrow. There are some clear reasons for this, but we definitely need some fresh ideas about ‘football as if fans mattered’ which begin with the wider picture, rather than consigning the non-elite to our peripheral vision.

  • 2 Apr 2011

    Supporters Direct, the network of 'trusts' (co-ops) involved with football clubs, has welcomed a 1 million community ownership proposal in Scotland.