An international congress will be held at the Vatican in October to reflect on the collaboration between faith and sport to improve man’s life. The meeting is organized by the Pontifical Council for Culture in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for the Laity.
The Holy See’s Pontifical Council for Culture (PCC) and Allianz today announced that Allianz is the Founding Partner of the Sport at the Service of Humanity Conference, conceived by the Council under the leadership of its President, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi. “Challenge yourself in the game of life, as you do in the game of sport,” are the words of Pope Francis, which have inspired this interfaith conference on faith and sport to take place in Rome, October 5 to 7, 2016.
(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.”
We 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.
How do you cater for athletes of nine different religions at the Olympic Games?