Worship and Sports

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Sports meets Worship: A Big Ten Basketball Player Wears A Yarmulke During A Game

Over the past few years, the My 52 Weeks of Worship Project has posted several stories about the intersection between religion and sports: Faith, Fasting, Football: The story of the Fordson High School football team Faith and Football and Alabama Muslim lifter tries to compete and remain faithful How strong are your beliefs? Do they … Continue reading

Iptihaj Muhammad: Black Muslim Changing the Face of Fencing

Drawing inspiration from a young African-American Muslim woman who is reaching the heights of her sport, fencing. Click here to enjoy the story from the grio.com/msnbc. 46149759#46149759 Enjoy!

First female pastor at a Louisville Unitarian Church is…a roller derby girl.

There is so much to love about this story. The first woman pastor in more than a century at a Louiville church, after a short time leading the Unitarian congregation, “comes out”, in dramatic fashion as a member of the roller derby team from across town. She is Pastor Dawn Cooley, also known as “Liv … Continue reading

Faith and Football in Alabama

By Wayne Drash, CNN Tuscaloosa, Alabama (CNN) – The Rev. Kelvin Croom walks down the hall toward the sanctuary his father built 30 years ago with the help of legendary Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. “Just glad to be alive,” a deacon says. “I know what you mean,” Croom responds. With its painted cement … Continue reading