Anthony J. Moretti is an associate professor of communication at Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pa. He wrote a chapter on religion and the modern Olympics for the book Sport and Religion in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Brad Schultz and Mary Lou Sheffer. Moretti’s chapter looks both at world religions at the Olympic Games and the […]
Afe Adogame is a senior lecturer in religious studies and world Christianity at the University of Edinburgh, U.K. The intersection of religion and sports is among his interests, and he will discuss sports and Christianity in Africa and the African diaspora at the inaugural Global Conference on Sports and Christianity in August 2016.
Cassie Carstens is an evangelical Christian leader who has headed several sports-related Christian ministries and is the founder of The World Needs a Father. He served as chaplain to the 1995 South African national rugby team, which won the world championship. He is speaking at the inaugural Global Conference on Sports and Christianity about the […]
Anne Wafula Strike is a two-time Paralympic athlete and a motivational speaker based in Harlow, England. She will speak at the inaugural Global Conference on Sports and Christianity in August 2016 on the subject of Christianity and the Paralympics. Contact via her website.
Chad Bonham is a communications professional and author of Glory of the Games: Biblical Insights From the World’s Greatest Athletes, a book of profiles of Christian athletes, including some in the current Olympics. He conducted a series of interviews with Christian athletes for Beliefnet.com, many of them 2010 Olympians. He lives in Broken Arrow, Okla.
Ray McKenna is president and founder of Catholic Athletes for Christ, a nonprofit based in Alexandria, Va. He can talk about the relationship between sports and religion and the role suffering, seen through a religious prism, can play for an athlete. He can also talk about Catholic doctrine and sports and what Catholic pontiffs have […]
Rebecca Dussault is a cross-country skier who competed for Team USA at the 2008 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy. She is a Roman Catholic who now coaches and speaks from a position of faith. She can address the intersection of sports and faith and discuss how faith can support an athlete.
James Lawrence is an assistant professor of Christian spirituality and historical studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif. He studies Protestant spiritual disciplines and practice, especially Swedenborgians, New Religious Movements, and sports and spirituality.