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We thought long & hard about including this clip - it contains some rude humour & an inevitable concluding dig at "organised religion" - and yet the way John Oliver explains the facts is compelling & helps us understand the human cost of FIFA's alleged corruption.

An interesting question from Oxfam - who would win if the World Cup was decided on inequality, not goals?

The results may surprise you...

Across the world millions of children live and work on the streets. The Street Child World Cup, in association with Save the Children, is a global movement for street children to receive the protection, rehabilitation and opportunities that all children are entitled to...

Read our Assistant Curate's blog, reflecting on life in Brazil, based on his experiences of living in two World Cup host cities (Fortaleza and Natal) for six months, and featuring guest posts speaking about how the World Cup affects some of the Brazilian people...

Read about how our friends at Christian Aid are campaigning against the conditions FIFA, football’s governing body, have imposed  on Brazil which grant huge tax breaks to the World Cup Sponsors - to the tune of €200 million that could otherwise help end lift millions of Brazilians out of poverty...

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil was an amazing tournament!

The beaches, the samba, the atmosphere in the country that turned our national game into "The Beautiful Game."

Yet behind the scenes, it seems a huge chance to make a difference to the lives of millions of ordinary Brazilians has been missed.


This page has been designed to highlight some of the issues and injustices faced every day by the people of Brazil. Please read, explore & pray with us throughout the tournament and beyond.

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The Church of England has released Prayers for the World Cup, written by the Bishop of Leeds, the Rt. Revd. Nick Baines...


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