Mizoram is a Christian state, so ban Soccer on Sundays – Church

published on September 20, 2012

 Church diktat bans soccer on Sundays for Mizo youth

AIZAWL: Youth of Christian-dominated Mizoram are at a crossroads between passion and religion. The dilemma follows a recent appeal on a ban on playing football on Sundays by the Synod, the highest decision-making body of the powerful Mizoram Presbyterian Church.

A statement signed by Synod moderator Rev Thangzauva and Synod secretary “Upa” (elder) DP Biakkhuma says, “The Presbyterian Church Synod appeals to all people of Mizoram to refrain from any sporting activities on Sundays as Mizoram is a Christian state and Sunday is a sacred and important day for Christians.” It, however, expressed happiness over the success of Mizo youth in sports. The statement added, “The church appeals to all people to respect our sacred day.”

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Church-diktat-bans-soccer-on-Sundays-for-Mizo-youth/articleshow/16483875.cms

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