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Category: Anglicanism

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God-given talent: Saka, Rashford and Sterling blaze a trail for black British Christians

The trio of young England footballers learned about social duty in their devout childhoods and took that to Euro 2020In the reception area of Bukayo Saka’s old school, brightly-coloured pennants representing the competing nations in Euro 2020 have not …

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Israel Folau and the tension at the heart of religious freedom | Andrew West

Two core democratic principles are at stake in the Israel Folau case, and they will not be challenged at the pulpit or on the football fieldStanding at the lectern of his evangelical church in Sydney’s north-western suburbs last Sunday, Israel Folau wa…

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Bishop warns ministers over delay to £2 fixed-odds betting cap

Bookmakers and football clubs ‘privatising profit and nationalising the consequences’, says bishop of St AlbansA senior Church of England bishop today launched a blistering attack on the government’s delay in introducing limits on fixed-odds betting te…

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The normalisation of gambling in football | Letter

The World Cup revealed the extent to which the gambling industry has become embedded in professional sport, writes the bishop of St Albans, Alan SmithIt is right for Simon Stevens of NHS England to highlight the worrying connection between gambling and…

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The normalisation of gambling in football | Letter

The World Cup revealed the extent to which the gambling industry has become embedded in professional sport, writes the bishop of St Albans, Alan SmithIt is right for Simon Stevens of NHS England to highlight the worrying connection between gambling and…

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Vatican cricket team set to play Anglican side and Royal Household XI

Light of Faith Tour will include two Twenty20 matches The world of sports needs to be healed, says Vatican Continue reading…

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Oh God A perfect World Cup prayer

Bravo to Nick Baines, one of the few bishops with a genuine interest in football, for his short but sweet offeringFive incantations for England Continue reading…

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‘Oh God’: the official World Cup pithy prayer issued by Church of England

Bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines, supplies five prayers for England tournament bid, with two-word version set to be the most popular Continue reading…