Summit on the role of religion in sport


RELIGION, ethics and sport take center stage at the 19th session of the National Sports Summit 2021 (NSS) on Wednesday with the Redemptorist brother and renowned author, Br. Carlito “Karl” Gaspar, CSsR, as keynote speaker.

Gaspar, Doctor of Humanities at Xavier University, will discuss the relationship between sport and religion, and its most pronounced impact on modern sport philosophy across various beliefs across nations.

The Davao City native will also provide insight into new developments that have helped create a change that has brought sports and religious practices closer together.

It will also discuss the development of ethical values ​​in the promotion of sport, in particular in the promotion of fair play and sportsmanship while strengthening the moral character and leadership of young people.

“This is a good topic for the Summit, as it will allow us to better understand how sport and religion can coexist peacefully and be tools for development and unity,” said the chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission. , William Ramirez.

Karl has written over 20 books on ethnographic studies of indigenous peoples, peacebuilding in Mindanao, and Mindanao history and theological discourses. His book “Manobo Dreams in Arakan” won the National Book Award for Social Sciences in 2013.

He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award as an Author from the Cardinal Sin Catholic Mass Media Awards and received the Parangal ng Sambayanan Award from Ateneo de Manila University and the Datu Bago Award from Davao City in 2017. .

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