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Submit a 3- to 5-paragraph Discussion post assessing whether the dominant sport in your area might be considered “religious” based on the criteria of rituals, beliefs, and institutions. In what way do sports and religion converge? In what ways do they differ?
References
Kurtz, L. R. (2016). Gods in the global village: The world’s religions in sociological perspective (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Chapter 5, “The Religious Ethos”“Religion and Politics” (pp. 198­–210)
Chapter 6, “Modernism and Multiculturalism”“The Modernist Crisis and the 21st Century” (pp. 227–250)
Walden University Library. (2015). Ask a librarian. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/ask
Required Media
USC ORL. (Producer). (2013, December 2). Are sports a religion? [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp_NFGE7qzA

Note: The approximate length of this video is 79 minutes.
World Rugby. (Producer). (2015, September 20). The history behind the all blacks intimidating haka war dance [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bcr2fP1Dt4

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