As part of The FA’s Faith and Football programme, which aims to unite the communities we serve through the power of football, we will host several events this year to mark important dates in the religious calendar.
Building on our commitment to making the game truly inclusive for all, we will host and support events with Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist communities in the coming months.
We will kick off this year’s activity on Tuesday 12 April 2022 with an online discussion on Christianity, Easter and its connection to our game, in collaboration with the Religion Media Centre.
Our Director of Football Development James Kendall will be joined in the conversation by Sports Chaplaincy UK’s Matt Baker; former Charlton Athletic and Portsmouth player Linvoy Primus; Bournemouth Sports’ Rebecca Clarke; and FA Faith Forum lead Rabbi Alex Goldberg, all of whom will discuss their faith and experience of football.
You can sign up to join the conversation and following Q&A here and you can find out more about the Religion Media Centre here.
The event, which will take place online during 12:00-13:00 on Tuesday 12 April, will also be live-tweeted here.
Future FA Faith and Football programme events scheduled for 2022 include:
• Ramadan: Iftar and call to prayer at Wembley Stadium – 28 April 2022
• Vaisakhi: Celebration event day at Sporting Khalsa in the West Midlands – 1 May 2022
• Vesak Day: Vesak Day event at Swindon Town FC Foundation – 24 May 2022
Look out for more details on each of our events over the coming weeks which are free for all to attend.
You can read about how we recently celebrated Chanukkah with Watford FC and the launch of their first Jewish Supporters Group here.