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I have run the race to the finish. I have kept the faith. How I have run the race to the finish. I have kept the faith. How do we keep the faith in Catholic schools? James Parker, Catholic 2012 Office Anchor House | 81 Barking Road | Canning Town | London E 16 4 HB 1

The Event Olympic Games 27 July-12 August 2012 Paralympic Games 29 August - 09 The Event Olympic Games 27 July-12 August 2012 Paralympic Games 29 August - 09 September 2012 Catholics in 2012 2

Scale of the Games • 46 Olympic & Paralympic sports • 22, 800 Athletes, Scale of the Games • 46 Olympic & Paralympic sports • 22, 800 Athletes, Coaches & Officials • 25, 000 Press/media • 14 million meals • Over 9 million tickets • Workforce of up to 250, 000

Church & Sport? • Ancient Olympics: sacred • Paul: good news • Premier League: Church & Sport? • Ancient Olympics: sacred • Paul: good news • Premier League: parishes • 2012: largest global event • 2012 Vision: To use the power of the Games to inspire change • Catholic Church: relevant or not?

Sport and Catholic Faith • Paul IV: IV “split between the gospel and culture Sport and Catholic Faith • Paul IV: IV “split between the gospel and culture is without a doubt the drama of our time. ” (Evangelii Nuntiandi, § 20) • John Paul II & Benedict XVI: XVI Sport at its best can serve as an “instrument for the moral and spiritual elevation of the human person” 5

Established in 2007 • Catholics • Anglicans • Baptists • Methodists • Salvation Army Established in 2007 • Catholics • Anglicans • Baptists • Methodists • Salvation Army • URCs • Vineyard • Elim • Pentecostals • Black-led churches • Seventh Day Adventists … and others

Ecumenical Strategy • Vision: For churches and schools – To reach their community in Ecumenical Strategy • Vision: For churches and schools – To reach their community in fresh and ongoing ways in Jesus’ name – To enable UK churches and their schools to engage with the 2012 Games – Through outreach/community, hospitality and service 7

MTG Programmes Teams • Intercession/Pray • Sports er Resources • Sports Mission • Creative MTG Programmes Teams • Intercession/Pray • Sports er Resources • Sports Mission • Creative and Performing Arts • (Big Screen) Festivals • Service, Missions and • Paralympics Hospitality • Communications • Social Justice and Media • Torch Relay • Chaplaincy 8

Overview of Initiatives 1. 2. 3. 4. Torch Relay Social Justice: - 100 Days Overview of Initiatives 1. 2. 3. 4. Torch Relay Social Justice: - 100 Days of Peace - Anti-Human Trafficking/ Prostitution/Child Labour (London) Late Leagues City Safe Havens 9

Initiatives 1. TORCH RELAY • 70 days in May to July 2012 (includes Diamond Initiatives 1. TORCH RELAY • 70 days in May to July 2012 (includes Diamond Jubilee) • 1 hour of 95% of the UK • Outreach through (ecumenical) festival • Prayer & intercession • 8, 000 Torchbearers (50%+ to be 12 -24 yr olds) 10

Initiatives 2. SOCIAL JUSTICE • Homelessness • Fairtrade • Environment • Anti-human trafficking, sex Initiatives 2. SOCIAL JUSTICE • Homelessness • Fairtrade • Environment • Anti-human trafficking, sex trade and child labour • Olympic Peace Legacy… 11

Initiatives 100 Days of Peace • 776 BC – pause from endless cycle of Initiatives 100 Days of Peace • 776 BC – pause from endless cycle of war and violence • Peace - Underlying purpose of original Games • 1993 – UN A/RES/48/11 “pursue initiatives for peace & reconciliation” reconciliation ‘abide by the Truce, individually and collectively, and 12 pursue the peaceful settlement of all international conflicts’

What is 100 Days of Peace • 50 days before (June 8 th ) What is 100 Days of Peace • 50 days before (June 8 th ) • 50 days after ( October 28 th) Who resurrected 100 Days of Peace • London’s secondary school pupils • Sensed instability on streets 3 years ago How can you best engage in Peace? • Strengthen what is already being done • Use the 100 Days of Peace initiative • Visit www. peacelegacy. org. uk 13

PRAY & Resource Release Peace Church booklet Your Journey to Peace Vigil/Event • June PRAY & Resource Release Peace Church booklet Your Journey to Peace Vigil/Event • June 9 th: • • St Martin’s-in-Fields Oct 28 th: Hammersmith Apollo Create your own vigil/concert? 14

CAFOD • Many website resources - films and stories - for schools / youth CAFOD • Many website resources - films and stories - for schools / youth groups, sharing experiences of peace building in some of the poorest and most challenging places around the world • 'Olympics and Paralympics: sport, development and peace' 15

Why use & involve sport? • Dr Jacques Rogge, IOC President, October 2007: “Sport Why use & involve sport? • Dr Jacques Rogge, IOC President, October 2007: “Sport alone cannot enforce or maintain peace. But it has a vital role to play in building a better and more peaceful world” 16

What you can do Hold Peace Games, rewarding Games teamwork and cooperation 2. Peace What you can do Hold Peace Games, rewarding Games teamwork and cooperation 2. Peace Walls to commemorate the Games 3. Create Partner Schools from abroad 4. Hold a Peace Music Festival 5. Plant special Trees or Plants 1. 17

Plan a Peace Project (such as a mural, making a film, service to the Plan a Peace Project (such as a mural, making a film, service to the elderly) with a school not normally linked with 7. Make a Resource for Newcomers to the school in September 2012. Highlight Peace aspects of the school’s activity 8. Or make your own Peace Games plan and send it to the website 6. www. peacelegacy. org. uk 18

Your role • Appointed staff member. . . – Book venues – Use website Your role • Appointed staff member. . . – Book venues – Use website (peacelegacy. org. uk) and Release Peace booklet for ideas – Get creative! 19

Initiatives ANTITRAFFICKING/PROSTITUTION/ CHILD LABOUR • Joint initiative by • Catholic women’s, men’s & religious Initiatives ANTITRAFFICKING/PROSTITUTION/ CHILD LABOUR • Joint initiative by • Catholic women’s, men’s & religious organisations • 500 Volunteers 15 yrs + • Spreading the word of dignity 20

Initiatives 3. (LONDON) LATE LEAGUES/ YOUTH CAFES • Friday/Saturday evenings • 7: 00 – Initiatives 3. (LONDON) LATE LEAGUES/ YOUTH CAFES • Friday/Saturday evenings • 7: 00 – 10: 00 pm(-ish!) • Local school / municipal facilities • www. cafeinabox. info and www. youthcafe. info 21

Initiatives 4. CITY SAFE HAVENS • Public places of safety • Jimmy Mizen Foundation Initiatives 4. CITY SAFE HAVENS • Public places of safety • Jimmy Mizen Foundation • London Citizens / Citizens UK • Bo. Jo’s endorsement 22

Into the Future Catholic Church’s Legacy • Foundation & Benedict XVI • Plans for Into the Future Catholic Church’s Legacy • Foundation & Benedict XVI • Plans for the future • Catholic sporting events • Values and virtues • Rugby WC 2015 / Cricket WC 2019 23

Into the Future - Legacy • John Paul II Foundation for Sport Board is Into the Future - Legacy • John Paul II Foundation for Sport Board is concentrating on: – Values/Spirit of Sport – Sporting Participation & Opportunities – Stewardship (bursaries and finance) – Annual Awards – Research/Think Tank 24

Legacy: in practice • 1 – more research around sport and spirituality • 2 Legacy: in practice • 1 – more research around sport and spirituality • 2 – formation of sports leaders in John Paul II’s vision in schools and parishes • 3 – to deliver a new generation of sporting clubs and programmes for schools and parishes • 4 – engagement of special needs pupils and adults in sport • 5 – a new vision to enable greater collaboration between school chaplains 25 and heads of PE & RE

Legacy: in practice • 6 – Chaplaincy at professional & amateur levels – Undergraduate Legacy: in practice • 6 – Chaplaincy at professional & amateur levels – Undergraduate sports chaplaincy module • 7 – Spiritual support for upcoming young ‘stars’ • 8 – Strengthen & introduce diocesan sports office(r)s – Foster more parish sports teams & missions • 9 – International links: Vatican, Glasgow 2014, Russia 2014 & 2016, Brazil 2013, 2014 26 & 2016

A new aspect of Catholic identity? • Speaks to the sporting passion and enthusiasm A new aspect of Catholic identity? • Speaks to the sporting passion and enthusiasm of young and old alike • Strengthens values and virtues in sport in fresh and relevant ways • Develops new leadership programmes • • to instil virtues through sport for people of all needs Recognises the strength of healthy body and soul: on-field and off-field benefits inspired by Theology of the Body Equips and supports sports teachers and also club and parish coaches 27

Young People • Schools’ projects (Salford Diocese) • Torch Relay (National) • Flame Congress Young People • Schools’ projects (Salford Diocese) • Torch Relay (National) • Flame Congress (Wembley, Mar’ 12) • The Joshua Camp (Brentwood) • Games Pastors / Chaplaincy • Mini Olympics / Festivals • Dignity of human person - Disability • Get Set programme www. london 2012. com/getset

Catholic Themes • Honouring Christ’s Body – Eucharist, the Church globally • Honouring our Catholic Themes • Honouring Christ’s Body – Eucharist, the Church globally • Honouring our body/bodies – Sacred, weight, fertility & sexuality • Building unity in broken places • Standing up for the poor/vulnerable • Hidden potential within us all • Sport used to build community

Legacy of the Papal Visit Some Definite Purpose • To know our purpose • Legacy of the Papal Visit Some Definite Purpose • To know our purpose • To grow in confidence • To witness to our faith • To serve others • To seek & engage in dialogue • To point to the transcendent

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