Even though the Jamat of South Africa is under the jurisdiction of Kenya, we felt that they deserved a separate post.
The learnings from South Africa are powerful, we share one such instance from the FIFA World Cup Soccer’s first and only host so far, from the the African continent.
The ideals of kinship, freedom, truth and oneness of humanity ring true to similar ideals of the Jubilee Games (more in the Reflections section below).
Reflections: 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup, South Africa
There will be glory
There will be pain …
But Kinship not Conquest is the truth …
Transcript of the video
The Truth the Cup Contains
The infinite inhabits every individual soul. You know it is true because you know yourself and there are no limits to you. And so no man can be another’s master by right, but only by might and that is wrong.
There are no chains on a new-born’s limbs. No fences around the natural boundaries of nations. Freedom is a means for the world to assemble, the multitude to tremble with desire and national pride.
But listen past the chance to hear the song from the core of life itself. We are mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, fathers and sons. WE ARE ONE.
This is Truth the Cup Contains! Pure.
Unpolluted by provincial histories. Undiluted by the divergent myths that divide us.
From the same soil, the same sun, WE ARE ALL of the SAME STUFF.
See it stretch and pounded, and thus so alive. See the many as one and the one moment for all, for perfection, for which we all strive. See so many shades of skin in full bloom, and then remember all the colors came from one all embracing womb.
There will be glory. There will be pain.
By the blood, sweat and tears of noble men, will South African soil be stained?
And in the end the Golden Cup will glow, for the one team that remains.
But Kinship not Conquest is the truth the Cup contains.
by Jeff Sarokin for ESPN’s coverage of
2010 FIFA World Cup Soccer in South Africa
This piece was recognized with both the Sports’ Emmy award for writing and the National Edward R. Murrow award for writing – making it the first piece for a Sports broadcast ever to receive that award.
“Terence Stamp‘s voice helped bring the script to life … Of all the pieces I have written for television, this is the one of which I am most proud, and I have Mr. Stamp to thank for its great success.”
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