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Tony Blair, Founder and Patron of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, recently spoke with Charles Moore of The Telegraph about religion and politics. You can read the full article below:
Tony Blair is vigorous proof of life after political death. He is back in London, looking well, smartly dressed in the combination of blue suit and brown shoes that, traditionally, is the mark of being not quite a gentleman. “I’ve put my tie on for The Daily Telegraph,” he says.
Nineteen students from six universities around the globe have been at McGill for the past two weeks taking RELG 550, an intensive course on human rights and religious minorities hosted in collaboration with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation (TBFF). The Foundation aims to promote respect and understanding between the major religions, to make the case for faith as a force for good and to show this in action by encouraging inter-faith initiatives to tackle global poverty and conflict.
The Tony Blair Faith Foundation, in collaboration with The Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), hosted a pioneering work shop for fifteen selected teachers in Montegrotto, Italy last week. The work shop developed the practical implementation of the Foundation’s innovative schools education programme, Face to Faith, which connects students in 19 countries and equips them with dialogue and negotiation skills needed for today’s world.
The ground-breaking workshop heard from teachers already involved in the transformative schools programme.
Starting Monday 9th July 2012, the Tony Blair Faith Foundation is hosting an innovative and intensive academic summer course examining human rights and religious minorities with McGill University. The two week course held at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada brings together Faith and Globalisation Initiative students from our partner universities around the world.
Despite the importance of religious freedom within the human rights tradition, the rights of religious minorities have become subject to increasing political and legal struggle in modern societies.