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.
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.
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.
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.