Sports at the Service of Humanity

With the blessings of His Holiness Pope Francis, the Vatican will be hosting Sport at the Service of Humanity, the first global conference on faith and sport on October 5 to 7, 2016.

The goal of the conference is to create a place where thought leaders from different religious faiths, sports, business, academia and media can discuss how faith and sport can work together to better serve humanity.

Religious faith and sport are fundamental driving forces within global society.  Both share a common purpose in the promotion of human values and both have vital roles to fulfill. The conference intends to look at how faith and sport can leverage their combined power and influence to promote positive values, inspire youth and make contributions for the betterment of humanity.

Vision: To validate and endorse the “Sport at the Service of Humanity Declaration of Principles” – a set of guiding values that articulates how sport and faith can harness their combined influence to serve the greater good – and to develop partnerships to put the Principles into action.

Vatican Conference October 5-7: To unite people from every faith, nationality and culture through sport, in a common goal: To help the ones who need it most, especially the marginalized and the disadvantaged, and to encourage everyone to develop their life skills, character, values, and enjoyment of life itself, through sport.


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