In this report, the Sports Think Tank, in partnership with Theos Think Tank, explore the role of sport in society. It suggests that sport is no longer just a matter of leisure, entertainment or of spectacular international tournaments. We have come to expect it to make us better people, to contribute to world peace, to develop our economies and make us healthy. Clearly, sport can do these things, but the report argues that firstly we need to be clear that sport has now often been reduced to being a tool rather than something with intrinsic worth; and secondly that in using the tool of sport, specific agendas are over-promised and under-delivered due to the very nature of sport itself.
Editor's comments - [ An interesting organisation, Theos is a think tank working in the area of religion, politics and society. They aim to inform debate around questions of faith and secularism and the related subjects of values and identity. We are informed that Theos was launched with the support of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, but it is independent of any particular denomination. They say they are an ecumenical Christian organisation, committed to the belief that religion in general and Christianity in particular has much to offer for the common good of society as a whole. They claim to be committed to the traditional creeds of the Christian faith and say they draw on social and political thought from a wide range of theological traditions. They also say that they also work with many non-Christian and non-religious individuals and organisations. ] Reference this?Cryer, J. (2012). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from In the text: Cryer (2012)
Reference : Bickley, P. Tomlin, S. (2012). Give us our ball back: Reclaiming sport for the common good. London: Theos
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