Vatican observer to UN gives statement on upcoming Olympics

uno(Vatican Radio) The promotion of human rights for everyone in the context of sports and the Olympic ideal was the theme of Tuesday’s statement by the permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations. Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič delivered the statement to the 32nd Session of the Human Rights Council, in which he addressed the role of sports and the Olympics in promoting a “better international environment” that is “more inclusive and open to everyone.”

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Muslim, Christian, Jewish Leaders Plan Interfaith Worship Center in Jerusalem

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Muslim, Christian, and Jewish leaders are planning to open an interfaith place of worship in Jerusalem for one week in September, The Media Line reported. From Sept. 5-11, a Jerusalem structure currently known as the Alpert Youth Music Center will become “AMEN,” a place of worship for the three Abrahamic faiths sharing “a passion for Jerusalem in which they will co-exist temporarily under the wings of the Almighty.”

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Rio 2016 signs letter of peace during congress in Olympic host city

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The archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, cardinal Dom Orani João Tempesta, and the president of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee, Carlos Nuzman, opened the ‘100 Days of peace: sport for human development’ congress at Museum of Tomorrow on Thursday (23 June). At the event there was a debate about the social legacy of the Olympic Games and the sport’s capacity to promote peace.

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Hindus urge Olympic Games Hindu Room be properly equipped

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There will be dedicated rooms for five religions during the Olympic Games, in the Olympic Village. Faith coordinators will be on hand to provide spiritual care for athletes and competitors. The President of the Universal Society of Hinduism urges the Olympic Village officials to equip the room set aside for Hindu worship with statues and idols of the important gods and goddesses of Hinduism, such as the Generator-Organiser-Destructor trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

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Multifaith Olympics: Leaders of five religions meet at Rio 2016

faith-leadersRepresentatives of five religions met on Wednesday (22 June) at the headquarters of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee to work on details about the inter-religious centre that will be opened at the Olympic Village. “It’s really good to see Rio de Janeiro as a welcoming place where religions understand each other,” said Cardinal Dom Orani Tempesta, archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, who was alongside Rio 2016 president Carlos Nuzman.

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A Tale Of Sport And Spirituality Inspired By The Olympic Movement, Muhammad Ali

rsWe all have our own battles to fight and struggles through life to overcome. I’ve been blessed to have been exposed to so much when I was young. And, I’ve been able to deal with and manage personal tragedies and trauma with God by my side. Through Eyekonz Field Hockey and Lacrosse I truly believe we being the change we want to see and contributing to society. As with training to be an Olympic athlete, we want to ensure our kids are trained culturally and spiritually, says Jazmine Smith of Philadelphia, who uses field hockey and lacrosse as the means to educate, expose, empower and transform lives as Muhammad Ali did.

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