In light of the dramatic increase in academic research activity and practical initiatives on the topic of sports and Christianity over the last decade, the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at York St John University (YSJU), York, UK are hosting an Inaugural Global Congress on Sports and Christianity (IGCSC), 24-28th August, 2016. The Bible Society and YSJU are collaborating in the development and delivery of this global event.
Keynote Speakers include academics, practitioners, clergy and athletes, for example: Professors Stanley Hauerwas, Shirl Hoffman, Michael Novak, Graham Daniels (Director of Christians in Sport), Bishop James Jones and Anne-Wafula Strike MBE (paralympian).
York St John University campus is at the heart of the beautiful and historic city of York (see http://www.visityork.org/ ).
A part of the congress is a sport-themed service in York Minster, one of Europe’s finest cathedrals (see http://www.yorkminster.org/home.html ). The Bishop of Leeds. Nick Baines will be delivering a sport-themed sermon.
The attached Pdf. Brochure and website provide further information on the congress: http://www.yorksj.ac.uk/health–life-sciences/faculty-of-hls/faculty-events/igcsc.aspx
If you are interested in receiving further information about this event, email the congress convener, Dr Nick J. Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org ), who will add you to an email-contact list.