The Tony Blair Faith Foundation aims to promote respect and understanding about the world's major religions and show how faith is a powerful force for good in the modern world.
Faith is vitally important to millions of people worldwide. It underpins systems of thought and of behaviour. Faith is central to many of the world's great movements for change or reform, including many charities. The values of respect, justice and compassion that our great religions share has never been more relevant or important to bring people together to build a better world.
However, religious faith can also be used to divide. We have seen throughout history and continue to see how it can be distorted to fan the flames of hatred and extremism.
The Tony Blair Faith Foundation is a response to these opportunities and challenges. We educate, inform and develop understanding among the world's major religious traditions.
The importance of understanding religion
Through our Faith and Globalization Initiative, the Foundation works to build a global conversation between universities around the world where students come together to discuss questions on faith and globalization. They will then take the lessons of the academy into the wider world as future leaders. Learn more.
Educating the next generation
Our schools programme, Face to Faith, is designed to improve young people's religious literacy. Face to Faith brings students of different religions and cultures together using digital technology to connect schools in 19 countries. By learning about and from each other, they tackle misunderstanding head on, developing negotiation skills crucial in today's world. If you would like to learn more visit our Face to Faith pages.
Multi-faith action on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's)
The Foundation’s multi-faith social action programme, Faiths Act, mobilizes people of faith to work together on issues of health and global poverty, in order to help achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. Our initial focus is the eliminating of deaths from malaria. Learn more.
Giving young people a voice
The Foundation’s global film competition, Faith Shorts, provides young people with the opportunity to express their faith through film. The competition gives young voices a global platform to showcase their films. Learn more.
Tony Blair Faith Foundation US Directors
The Tony Blair Faith Foundation is a registered charity in the USA and its directors are:
- Alfred E Smith IV
- Linda Lader
- Ruth Turner
- Timothy Collins
- Tony Blair
You can find out more about the Tony Blair Faith Foundation by reading a Message from Tony Blair and examining our Who We Are page. If you are interested in working for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, please see our recrutiment page.
Tony Blair Faith Foundation US is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity in the USA. Registered office: 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511, U.S.A.