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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Ministry through boxing

samantha LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – By now you should know local boxer Samantha Kinchen will be a part of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

The boxing phenom is still hopeful to represent the United States in the 2020 games as a competitor, but right now she’s fully focused on her chaplain duties with Athletes in Action.

Her dad is a pastor…and she’s been raised in the church…so was it a natural fit for Kinchen and how does ministry work within her sport?

Hear from the Rio-bound boxer turned chaplain in the video.