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Briefing: Christianity & Football

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The Football Association is launching a series of events with faith groups to encourage inclusivity. In this Religion Media Centre briefing, the historic links between football and Christianity were explored by players, FA staff, a football historian, a chaplain and fans. Many football clubs emerged from church groups, bringing values such as fair play, so that Christianity became woven into the history of the game. Today there continues to be an overlap between Christians and football clubs, which are often at the heart of communities. Leo Devine hosted this briefing with guests:

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