15 September 2020
Church and Sport

"Sport: rethinking tomorrow": a seminar in October

An online seminar to focus on the values to be upheld in sports after the pandemic
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The global health crisis has had an enormous impact on the lives of many and has brought about a new reality which must be faced and lived, and this is also the case within the world of sports. In an attempt to provide the right “restart” of sports in society, the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life, together with the John Paul II Foundation for Sport, will host a series of webinars in October on how best to focus on those values which should be upheld in sports. Additionally, the webinar will foster a think tank made up of managers, athletes, coaches, and those who work in the pastoral or social dimensions of sports, which will work to develop guidelines and initiatives for the future of sports. Finally, it will also be an opportunity to learn about best practices from around the world for promoting a more human understanding of sports and a closer relationship between sports and society.

The webinar titled “Sport: rethinking tomorrow” will be held each Thursday between 1 – 22 October 2020, at 16:00 (CET) on the Zoom platform. Each session will include an introduction, a personal testimony, a main presentation, and a 30-minute open question and answer session, on the following topics:

·         1 October 2020 – Sport after the pandemic: will anything change?

·         8 October 2020 – Giving the best of yourself: sport as a role for ife

·         15 October 2020 – Inclusive sport: an opportunity not to be missed

·         22 October 2020 – Proposals for a better restart: an anthropological ecology

The Dicastery has prepared a brochure with more details and a short calendar of sessions. All sessions will be in English and to participate, registration is required by 30 September, by filling in the appropriate form at this link.