Booking open: Global Congress on Sport and Christianity

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3rd Global Congress on Sport and Christianity

Booking is now open for the 3rd Global Congress on Sport and Christianity will be hosted by Ridley Hall Cambridge, UK between 18th and 21st August 2022. Please note the deadline for registration is 31st July 2022.

We look forward to welcoming delegates in person to this on-site event, with presentations from keynote speakers and contributors taking place on the 19th, 20th and 21st August. Arrival will be followed by a Gala Dinner on the evening of the 18th August and there will be ample opportunity for delegates to explore the historic city of Cambridge and beyond during the Congress.

Call for papers

Submissions on sport and Christianity, in all of its forms, are invited from scholars across a range of related disciplines (i.e., theology, religious studies, kinesiology, psychology, history, philosophy, ancient and modern languages, literature, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, economics, and business) and from practitioners in fields such as: sports ministry and mission, sports chaplaincy, counselling, social work, and pedagogy/coaching. The deadline for submissions is 1st April 2022. See Call for Papers for full details, including how to submit.

SportFaithLife podcast

Listen now to Professor Andrew Parker announcing 3GCSC on the SportFaithLife podcast, recorded on 23 February 2022.

"It’s a special day on the SportFaithLife podcast, one with a big announcement! The Third Global Congress on Sport and Christianity is set for August 18-21 this year in Cambridge England, and Professor Andy Parker joins us to announce the plans to hold the conference in person! We are so thrilled to partner with Andy and excited to invite all of you to join us in England for this exciting gathering!"

Roger Lipe, Director of Character Coaching for Nations of Coaches and sports chaplaincy blog author, who has attended both the previous Sports Congresses, warmly recommended it to his readers, saying, “Please make plans for this event if you can. I know of no other event that gathers both practitioners of sports chaplaincy and the academic community for conversation and collaboration like this one.”

Further details, including speakers and delegate fees, will be confirmed in due course. To receive updates on congress speakers and schedule direct to your inbox as they are released, sign up for the 3GCSC mailing list, below. We hope to see you there next summer!

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