Faith At The Olympics

As athletes, coaches, officials and fans head for London, the religious organisations are gearing up to provide chaplaincy support. There will be a multi-faith centre in the Olympic village during the games where nine faiths will be represented: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism, Baha’i, Jainism, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism. 193 chaplains have been appointed through the volunteer program to assist the sporting enthusiasts.

Sports ministry was formally founded in the UK in 1984 and there are now 30 different organisations provided services. Sports chaplaincy is also well developed in Australia with more than 200 chaplains serving 20 sports in all states of Australia.

For more information on faith at the Olympics, see: https://www.cra.org.au/products-page/pointers/pointers-vol-22-2-for-downloading/

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