Wales v England: World Cup boycotts and the mote in our own eye

We’ve talked a bit in recent articles about the choice to boycott the World Cup by some people to protest the human rights records of Qatar.  Cue jokes about the entire Argentinian team opting to join the boycott for the Saudi Arabia game. In my last article, I argued that if we are going to… Continue reading Wales v England: World Cup boycotts and the mote in our own eye

Iran v England. Why Qatar isn’t the only problem with the World Cup

I wrote the other week about the Qatar World Cup and whether Christians should boycott watching it.  You can read my article here.  One of the things I was concerned about when writing the article was that we can put our sole focus on one rogue player.  If you have a problem with rogue states… Continue reading Iran v England. Why Qatar isn’t the only problem with the World Cup

On boycotting the World Cup and judging others

This winter, the FIFA World Cup will happen in Qatar. The decision to host the World Cup there has proved seriously controversial.  There were all the practical questions about it happening at a time of year when major national leagues are mid competition and about the implications of playing in that climate. However, those concerns… Continue reading On boycotting the World Cup and judging others