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21 Dec 2016

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What We Know About Global Extremism in 2016

Defeating the scourge of religious extremism will only be possible once we grasp the scale of the challenge. If we understand it, we can formulate effective approaches to tackle it. To help us in this, every month the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics tracks incidents of religious extremism, and responses to it, around the world.

06 May 2016

Foundation Update

What Can The Lives Of One Hundred Jihadis Tell Us About A Global Movement?

Tomorrow's jihadi leaders are being shaped today. They are forging the friendships, and absorbing the ideology, that will secure them positions in this global, violent movement. In new research, our Centre on Religion & Geopolitics looks at what the lives of 100 militants can tell us about those joining extremist groups now.

25 Apr 2016

Foundation Update

How Do We Understand and Counter Extremist Narratives?

The development of ISIS, from an al-Qaeda splinter group into the world's most well-funded terrorist group, highlights the rapidly changing and global character of terrorist threats. At the same time, persistent domestic terrorism propagated by both lone actors and organised groups, demonstrates the challenge posed by extremism within our own communities.

22 Apr 2016

Foundation Update

Our Impact in 2015

The mission of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation is to provide practical support to help in this effort. This report sets out our contribution in 2015.

15 Mar 2016

Foundation Update

Essentials of Dialogue

The teaching resources in Essentials of Dialogue provide educators with easy to use materials that give young people the dialogue and critical thinking skills needed to break down religious and cultural stereotypes. Essentials of Dialogue can help young people understand other religious and cultural perspectives by navigating difference and building understanding.

02 Mar 2016

Foundation Update

Education and Security

A new literature review by education specialists at McGill University, and published by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, looks at the global understanding of the role of education in countering violent extremism both in theory and in practice.

29 Feb 2016

Foundation Update

How to Prevent: Extremism and Policy Options

The world faces a battle of ideas. Powerful, extreme ideologies abusively use religious justifications to speak to a range of grievances and inspire horrific acts of violence. Where do we begin when thinking about the prevention of extremism? In this volume, How to Prevent: Extremism and Policy Options, various authors offer their experience and expertise.

27 Jan 2016

Foundation Update

How to Prevent Extremism

Confronting extreme ideology is the most important challenge we face today. Empowering teachers and communities to tackle the ideology requires informed and experienced officials. As part of our latest volume of essays "How to Prevent: Extremism and Policy Options", Hazel Blears writes that governments must not shy away from taking the necessary action.

11 Jan 2016

Foundation Update

Annual Accounts and Trustees' Report 2014

The latest annual accounts and Trustees' report (12 month period to December 2014) for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation have been submitted to Companies House and are published on this website today.

19 Oct 2015

Foundation Update

Voice of America Reports on Face to Faith

Voice of America (VoA) has reported on the work done by the Foundation's Face to Faith project in schools around the world.

10 Jul 2015

Foundation Update

Response to the Prime Minister's Speech

Read the response from the Tony Blair Faith Foundation on Prime Minister David Cameron's comments on tackling Islamist extremism.

19 Jun 2015

Foundation Update

Religion and Conflict: Responding to the Challenges

Religion and Conflict: Responding to the Challenges is the first volume in our Global Perspectives Series. The ideas and experiences that are set out in this collection of essays aim to provide practical support for policy-makers as they attempt to navigate the complexity of religion, conflict and extremism.

10 Jun 2015

Foundation Update

Tony Blair Faith Foundation Hires New Executive Director

Angela Salt is joining the Tony Blair Faith Foundation as its new Executive Director. Angela will join the Foundation later in the summer from the international development charity VSO, where she is UK Director.

05 Jun 2015

Foundation Update

Dealing with Violent Extremism: Mainstreaming Understanding of Religion

A pervasive lack of knowledge and understanding about the role of religion in the modern world is increasingly putting Western policy makers at a disadvantage in a world dominated by religious narratives. A clear choice lies ahead. Mainstream this understanding in order to convene the consensus and strategy needed to prevent and counter violent religious extremism, or repeatedly face groups such as ISIS and its possible successors and the huge financial burden of militarily defeating them, write Matthew Lawrence and William Neal for our Global Perspectives Series.

07 May 2015

Foundation Update

Islam Versus Secularism: Muslim Democrats and a Third Way

Too often we assume that secularism is a monolith, an oft-imagined separation of church and state, an avoidance of overt religion in public life. But this aspiration was born out of a particular history and place. Today, public expressions of religion around the globe can no longer be contained by Western European-style secularism. But alternatives do exist. The West must take stock of its position and realign its policies to ensure that they reflect the public's religious sentiments.

07 May 2015

Foundation Update

Supporting Communities for Action

Despite great progress in recognising religious communities as partners in development work, it is an illusion to think that the argument that they should be is won. A lack of trust on both sides remains and serious work is needed to overcome this. Not least because when resources are at a premium there is no alternative to co-ordinated action, but also that the benefits of collaborative work and dialogue go far beyond development, building resources for conflict resolution and countering extremist narratives, writes Ian Linden for our Global Perspectives Series.

07 May 2015

Foundation Update

Action for Peace and Progress: ‘Tin Ears’ on Religion and Development

The role of religion and of religious actors is far too often ignored or dismissed by international development officials and organisations. Religious actors have a wealth of experience, access and capacity to offer in tackling and achieving global goals, and the separation of secular and religious efforts is wasting precious time and resources. Yet there is hope, as the experiences of the World Faiths Development Dialogue proves, writes Katherine Marshall for our Global Perspectives Series.

07 May 2015

Foundation Update

Education as a Security Issue

The use of education as both tool and target of religious extremists globally is perhaps one of the most important generational challenges we face today. To ensure that the next generation is open to a more pluralistic world we must ensure that their education equips them to safely encounter the 'Other'. This not only means improving knowledge, understanding and interaction, but also critically requires investment in developing essential soft skills that can ensure these are properly employed, writes Ian Jamison for our Global Perspectives Series.

07 May 2015

Foundation Update

Case Study - Pakistan: Education, Religion and Conflict

Pakistan is in the midst of crisis. It is threatened by virulent extremist groups and is suffering from a failing education system that is poorly funded, politically manipulated and which promulgates an undefined Islamo-nationalist ideology that lays the foundations for widespread acceptance of ideologically motivated violence. Reforms to the curriculum have been legislated but are badly implemented by the country's politicians and the international community has largely turned a blind eye to these shortcomings. Unless aid and advocacy is specifically focused on far-reaching educational reform that directly tackles extremism, the long-term consequences will be extremely severe, writes Raza Rumi for our Global Perspectives Series.

07 May 2015

Foundation Update

Addressing Religious Extremism: A Positive Approach for Policy Makers and Practitioners

Extreme violence in the name of religion has become a feature of our society. However, there is a risk that hasty policy reactions to such violence can confuse extremism with conservative views that are legitimate in a liberal democracy that supports freedom of religion and belief. This can damage social cohesion by associating these events with a generalised picture of a religion. National policy needs to be integrated, including a positive educational approach. Better understanding of religions and engagement with people of other faiths, while not a solution on its own, is an important factor in countering extremism and building tolerance and respect among different groups. This can only help to foster democratic citizenship in national and global society, writes Robert Jackson for our Global Perspectives Series.

07 May 2015

Foundation Update

The Counter Terrorist Classroom: Countering Extremism Through (Religious) Education?

The problem of modern religious education remains how to ground the subject when it is no longer grounded in the religious life, in the life of the holy. Contemporary efforts to use religious education for the countering of extremism are a subset of the wider grounding of religious education in political life and concerns. When religious education is harnessed to secular purposes and no longer provides any meaningful pathways to pursue the holy, we leave that vital space empty for the extremists to fill. If we do not recognise this, any attempt to use education to counter extremism is bound to fail, writes Liam Gearon for our Global Perspectives Series.

06 May 2015

Foundation Update

Building a Consensus for Reconciliation

A core component of current conflicts is the growing polarisation between identities, particularly religious identities. To overcome this polarisation, heal divisions and build a consensus for reconciliation, we must develop patterns of dialogue and collaboration that build shared understanding, experience and trust. This will not be easy, but there can be no doubt that faith communities must take a leading role, writes Christopher Rider for our Global Perspectives Series.

06 May 2015

Foundation Update

Why Religious Freedom is Good Foreign Policy

The incorporation of religious freedom into foreign policy is both a matter of principle and pragmatism. The empowerment of religious actors is a direct route towards the promotion of democracy and the prevention and reconciliation of conflict. Many countries have already moved in this direction, but improvements need to be made in their strategy both in terms of mainstreaming and multilateralism, writes Daniel Philpott for our Global Perspectives Series.

06 May 2015

Foundation Update

Case Study: Nigeria: An Opportunity for Faith-Based Conflict Resolution

Religious conflict in Nigeria is only one challenge facing a polity that is divided into approximately 250 ethnic groups, a political order characterised by weak government and in which there is little regard for the rule of law. Under both military and civilian governments, fierce and bloody competitions between elites, often appealing to ethnic and religious identities, have resulted in a country run for their own benefit with little reference to the needs of the Nigerian people. There is a wide remit for faith groups to be involved in reconciliation and conflict resolution, however such initiatives need to carefully negotiate around local circumstances, writes John Campbell for our Global Perspectives Series.

06 May 2015

Foundation Update

Peace Through Knowledge: Responding to Conflict Involving Religion

A simplistic, deterministic narrative of conflict between religions and global civilisations dominates our world. To respond to conflict between these great actors we must develop a new formula for the way in which the world deals with religion, especially with Islam. Dialogue between these civilisations to foster mutual understanding is an imperative we can no longer ignore, writes Akbar Ahmed for our Global Perspectives Series.

06 May 2015

Foundation Update

Case Study: Iran: Building Consensus Against Intolerance

When it is reference to religion that is used to violate human rights, it might seem that religion itself should be the last recourse in the search for common ground upon which reconciliation can be based. But the stance of an Islamic cleric in Iran towards the Bahá'í community offers an example of how, in countries where universal human rights standards have little local resonance, appeals for tolerance based on religion can help break the deadlock. The domestication of rights and rights language, particularly in reference to religion, can help to curb intolerance and sectarianism, writes Nazila Ghanea for our Global Perspectives Series.

06 May 2015

Foundation Update

Avoiding Pitfalls in Responding to Religious Conflict

The export of religious freedom from the West has serious consequences for religious communities around the world. The impact of such policies can serve to only further divide societies already torn by conflict. Perhaps the greatest problem is the Western, and even Christian, bias these policies contain. A better understanding of local sensibilities and contexts combined with an appreciation for local practices of negotiating religion would provide a more viable building block for the achievement of equality, writes Lori G. Beaman for our Global Perspectives Series.

06 May 2015

Foundation Update

From Negative to Positive Narratives: Values and Strategies in Negotiating Difference

The export of religious freedom from the West has serious consequences for religious communities around the world. The impact of such policies can serve to only further divide societies already torn by conflict. Perhaps the greatest problem is the Western, and even Christian, bias these policies contain. A better understanding of local sensibilities and contexts combined with an appreciation for local practices of negotiating religion would provide a more viable building block for the achievement of equality, writes Lori G. Beaman for our Global Perspectives Series.

01 May 2015

Foundation Update

Religion and Conflict in Global Perspective

The resurgence of religion in the latter days of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st has seen religion increasingly used as a form of symbolic empowerment to justify violent resistance and give meaning to protest groups. Despite the persistence of religious terror and extreme violence, the popular protests of Tahrir Square and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa have instigated a significant paradigm shift that not only has implications for violent religious extremists, but also for how governments should engage with religious actors in the pursuit of counter-terror and democratisation policies, writes Mark Juergensmeyer for our Global Perspectives Series.

01 May 2015

Foundation Update

A Critical Time for Recognising the Role of Religion

The resurgence of religion has transformed the international sphere. Across the globe, religious extremism is feeding conflicts and perpetrating acts of horrific violence in the name of faith. In illustrating key policy concerns and their implications, the contents of this volume can help policy makers to map their path forwards. This will not be an easy journey and will require long-term commitment, but it has never been more urgent that we embark sooner rather than later, writes Charlotte Keenan for our Global Perspectives Series.

01 May 2015

Foundation Update

An Urgent Need to Recognise the Role of Religion

The world faces a scourge that has seen innocent lives taken, communities scarred and nations destabilised in an arc that stretches from the Far East through the Middle East to North America. This fanaticism abuses faith to justify violence against innocent civilians. We need to urgently recognise the global nature of this problem and from that analysis contrive the set of policies that will resolve it, writes Tony Blair for our Global Perspectives Series.

30 Apr 2015

Foundation Update

When Beliefs Collide: Religion, Geopolitics and Power

To accompany his session at the Skoll World Forum "When Beliefs Collide: Religion, Geopolitics and Power" Matthew Lawrence writes on shifting power, religious extremism and how we might address the threat.

17 Apr 2015

Foundation Update

Read the Winning Entry from our Essay Competition

We are pleased to announce the winner of our Teaching Network 2014/15 Essay Competition. Brent McCamon, from Redeemer University in Canada, submitted an excellent briefing on the role that Canada can play in diffusing ethno-religious tensions in Nigeria.

24 Mar 2015

Foundation Update

Face to Faith Endorsed by the NCSS

The Tony Blair Faith Foundation's global schools programme, Face to Faith, has received an official endorsement from the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). We believe our schools programme can be a vital part of social studies teaching and we are delighted to get the support of the NCSS.

19 Mar 2015

Foundation Update

Tony Blair Calls for an Education for Open Minds

Speaking at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai Tony Blair said "It is important that the education of young people is one that teaches you to have an open minded view of the world....Schools, including informal places of education, needed to ensure young people could learn about beliefs other than their own."

17 Mar 2015

Foundation Update

Peace Day: Promoting Peace, Understanding and Reconciliation

For UN International Peace Day we challenged students to devise activities and events that encouraged their communities to focus on the idea of peace and what it means to them. All of these events were entered into our Peace Day competition and we are delighted to announce the winners.

23 Feb 2015

Foundation Update

Our Impact in 2014

The scale of our challenge is immense but our mission endures, to provide the support required to prevent religious conflict and extremism in order to promote open-minded and stable societies. Whilst the task is at times daunting, we believe we are making a tangible difference, changing the way individuals understand and interact with the world around them. This is our Impact Report for 2014.

30 Jan 2015

Foundation Update

Tony Blair Calls for Global Education Reform

In an interview on CNN, Tony Blair called for countries to reform their education systems to teach understanding and respect of different cultures and religions.

16 Jan 2015

Foundation Update

Strengthening Resilience Against Violent Extremist Agendas

The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) is the first global effort to support local, community-level initiatives aimed at strengthening resilience against violent extremist agendas. The Tony Blair Faith Foundation supports GCERF's objectives and is proud to be on the board, advising on the approach of this vital organisation.

31 Oct 2014

Foundation Update

The Need for Global Lessons in Religious Respect

A global drive is needed to tackle the roots of extremism by making education systems in all countries teach respect for other religions, Tony Blair says on BBC News.

15 Oct 2014

Foundation Update

Annual Accounts and Trustees’ Report 2013

The latest annual accounts and Trustees' report (8 month period to December 2013) for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation have been submitted to Companies House and are published on this website The accounts relate to the income and operating costs of the charity.

26 Sep 2014

Foundation Update

Response to UN Resolution on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Tony Blair and Charlotte Keenan respond to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2178 calling for long-term work to prevent and counter violent extremism to stop foreign terrorist fighters.

25 Sep 2014

Foundation Update

Exclusive Tony Blair Essay on Countering Religious Extremism

Our online resource Religion & Geopolitics features an opinion piece on countering religious extremism from Tony Blair. In "The Way Ahead" Tony Blair sets out seven principles of understanding that he believes should underpin a comprehensive strategy to counter religious extremism.

22 Sep 2014

Foundation Update

Tony Blair Wins Philanthropist of the Year Award

Tony Blair was awarded the Philanthropist of the Year Award from GQ in recognition of his charity work both at home and abroad. Charlotte Keenan discusses how his vision of progress for the issues he cares most passionately about is making a real difference.

04 Sep 2014

Foundation Update

Response to New UK Anti-Terror Plans

Responding to new plans to tackle the threat of Islamist extremists announced by the UK Government, Tony Blair Faith Foundation Chief Executive Charlotte Keenan calls for long-term action beyond these immediate security measures.

01 Sep 2014

Foundation Update

The Role of Education in Countering Extremism

UN Counter Terrorism Committee and Tony Blair Faith Foundation lead multi-sector reform to enable role of education in countering extremism.

24 Jul 2014

Foundation Update

Tribute to Professor Ellen Aitken

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Professor Ellen Aitken, Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University. Ellen ensured that McGill became a leading international university in this field both through the pursuit of the academic course, as well using her enormous entrepreneurial spirit to reach beyond the academy into the public policy realm.

18 Jun 2014

Foundation Update

Face to Faith Featured in Doha

At the 11th Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue Matthew Lawrence, Director of Programmes at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, gave a speech detailing the Face to Faith programme and the powerful effects that this programme has on its student participants.

02 Apr 2014

Foundation Update

Our Impact in 2013

Our Impact Report highlights how we are making a tangible difference, by emboldening those who embrace diversity and difference to defeat the close-minded. The imperative to succeed is overwhelming. Thank you for your interest and your support.

05 Feb 2014

Tony Blair Speaking at the UN for the Faith Foundation

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Foundation Update

Education is a Security Issue

Tony Blair Speech at the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the United Nations Security Council: "The last time I sat here and addressed members of the UN Security Council I was the Prime Minister, the date was September 2000 and the world seemed very different. We were trying to articulate the new security order in the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The mood was optimistic; the atmosphere light."

21 Nov 2013

Foundation Update

Education is a Security Issue

Tony Blair Speech at the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the United Nations Security Council: "The last time I sat here and addressed members of the UN Security Council I was the Prime Minister, the date was September 2000 and the world seemed very different. We were trying to articulate the new security order in the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The mood was optimistic; the atmosphere light."

21 Nov 2013

Foundation Update

Tony Blair on Syria, the Middle East, Religion and Politics

In Part III of the OZY interview, Tony Blair talks to Carlos Watson about Syria, the struggle taking place across the Middle East and religion and politics

31 Oct 2013

Foundation Update

Tony Blair in Ottawa to Attend the Inaugural Conference of the Canadian Office of Religious Freedom

Tony Blair was in Ottawa on Wednesday to attend the inaugural conference of the Canadian Office of Religious Freedom in Foreign Affairs.

24 Oct 2013

Foundation Update

Tony Blair Welcomes Global Plan to Counter Violent Extremism

A new $200 million fund announced at the 4th Ministerial meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum.

27 Sep 2013

Foundation Update

What Tony Blair Meant About Islam

Globalization will be the greatest force for good in the 21st century, but it will also create the century’s greatest challenges. People are pushed together as never before and the close juxtaposition of faiths can create tensions. Provocative events half way around the world are instantaneously refracted by a proliferation of media channels, on and offline.

18 Jun 2013

Foundation Update

Harnessing the Power of Faith in a Divided World

I've always been fascinated by this part of the world. Its incredible history, its people and its geography. But perhaps what fascinates me most about this region is that it is the embodiment of globalisation. I'm not just talking about its thriving economy and rapid modernisation. It is a melting pot of different traditions, cultures and beliefs from every corner of the globe.

14 Jun 2013

Foundation Update

The Ideology Behind Lee Rigby's Murder is Profound and Dangerous. We Must Take on this Extremism.

There is only one view of the murder of Lee Rigby: horrific. But there are two views of its significance. One is that it is the act of crazy people, motivated in this case by a perverted idea about Islam, but of no broader significance. Crazy people do crazy things. So don’t overreact. The other view is that this act was indeed horrible; and that the ideology which inspired it, is profound and dangerous.

03 Jun 2013

Foundation Update

Our Impact in 2012

Read our Impact Report 2012 which details the main achievements and activities undertaken by the Faith Foundation in the last 12 months.

05 Feb 2013

Foundation Update

Annual Accounts and Trustees’ Report 2012

The latest annual accounts and Trustees’ report (year ended 30 April 2012) for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation have been submitted to Companies House and are published on this website today.

31 Jan 2013

Foundation Update

Tony Blair:"Protecting Religious Freedom Should be a Priority for All Democracies"

On Thursday 10 November 2011, Tony Blair spoke in Milan about the protection of religious freedom in democracies, it was recently published in The Review of Faith and International Affairs. If you have a subscription to the journal you can access it on their website. You can read the full transcript of the speech here.

05 Sep 2012

Foundation Update

Video on PBS: Tony Blair Faith Foundation

This weekend, the Tony Blair Faith Foundation was featured on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Tony Blair discussed the ways his Foundation is uniting people of different faiths to work towards the common good and help combat religious extremism. The Religion & Ethics Newsweekly program took an in-depth look at the Foundation’s achievements since it launched in 2008, four years ago.

28 Aug 2012

Foundation Update

Tony Blair in Discussion with the Archbishop of Canterbury and Charles Moore

What part should religion play in democratic society? How should democracy respond to the challenges – and protect the positive impact – that faith can bring?

25 Jul 2012

Foundation Update

Tony Blair: 'The West is Asleep on the Issue of Islamist Extremism'

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 here.

24 Jul 2012

Foundation Update

Conflict and Compassion | Tony Blair Discusses the Two Faces of Religion

Today Tony Blair, Founder and Patron of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, delivered a key note speech and answered questions on the impact of faith and globalisation on Hong Kong and the wider region, at a lecture held in the University of Hong Kong (HKU).

14 Jun 2012

Foundation Update

Tony Blair: "Leadership and Effective Strategic Communications"

On 25 June 2009, Tony Blair addressed the National Leadership Roundtable on church management at Wharton School in Philedelpia. You can read the full transcript of the speech here.

14 Jun 2012

Foundation Update

Tony Blair | "Speech to Council on Foreign Relations"

On Wednesday 3 December 2008, Tony Blair presented a speech to council on foreign relations in Washington DC. You can read the full transcript of the speech here.

14 Jun 2012

Foundation Update

Speech by Tony Blair at the ‘New World, New Capitalism’ Conference

On 8 January 2009, Tony Blair spoke at the 'New world, new capitalism' conference in Paris. You can read the full transcript of the speech here.

14 Jun 2012

Foundation Update

Tony Blair on Leadership

Tony Blair spoke to 4,000 people at the Royal Albert Hall in London at a conference on leadership organised by Holy Trinity Brompton. Here is the transcript from his interview with HTB's Nicky Gumbel at the event.

17 May 2012

Foundation Update

Religion Deeply Important says Tony Blair at Leadership Conference with Nicky Gumbel

Former prime minister Tony Blair has defended religion, warning that a world without faith would be one on a path to "tragedy and disaster".

15 May 2012

Foundation Update

Report: Global Health and Africa | Assessing Faith Work and Research Priorities

Faith communities, especially at the community level, contribute in countless ways to health care. This report provides a full scale literature review of the role and impact of faith inspired organizations. It finds documentary evidence that they are frequently very effective health providers. It also highlights the extensive research challenge that exists.

16 Apr 2012

Foundation Update

Tony Blair and John Kerry Debate Religion’s Place in Liberal Democracy

The final session of Yale’s 2011 “Faith & Globalisation” course included guest lecturers Tony Blair and Senator John Kerry (D-MA). They shared their perspectives on the question – “what is religion’s proper place in a democratic government?”

19 Feb 2012

Foundation Update

Annual Accounts and Trustees’ Report 2010-2011

The publication of this annual report covering 2010-2011, and the rapidly growing nature of the activity we do around the world, means that we're a year ahead of what we are reporting on.

31 Jan 2012

Foundation Update

Interfaith as the Antidote to Extremism

Last Thursday, I was invited to give a talk at the Council on Foreign Relations on religion, extremism and foreign policy. We discussed the connections between religion, policy, diplomacy, conflict resolution, and the all-important and urgent issues of religion’s place in societies and democracies. Given the recent developments in the Middle East, it is particularly a question for emerging democracies.

24 Jan 2012

Foundation Update

US Secretary of Education and Tony Blair Participate in Trans-Atlantic Video Conference

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, along with students from Chantilly High School in Fairfax County, Virginia, yesterday participated in a special trans-Atlantic video conference with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and students from the United Arab Emirates in Dubai. The American students joined the video conference from the Newseum in Washington, DC.

16 Nov 2011

Foundation Update

Tony Blair says Protecting Religious Freedom is an Urgent Priority for all Democracies

There will be no peace in our world without an understanding of the place of religion within it. This is disconcerting for political and religious leaders. The politicians feel uncomfortable in debating religion [remember 'We don't do God'!]– it is off our beaten track of financial crisis, security challenges, healthcare, education, welfare.

10 Nov 2011

Foundation Update

Tony Blair Keynote Speech at Monterrey Tecnologico University in Mexico

Good morning. It is a real pleasure to be back at Monterrey Tech. I was here last October and spoke to some of you then about my Foundation, and specifically the partnership that we have with Monterrey Tech in the Faith and Globalisation Initiative.

15 Feb 2011

Foundation Update

Annual Accounts and Trustees’ Report 2009-2010

The cycle of submitting Annual Reports means it is published when it's already out of date. So this report gives you a good snap-shot of May 2009 to the end of April 2010. I'm conscious of how much has changed in the 9 months following - let me try to bring you a little up to date.

25 Jan 2011

Foundation Update

The Foundation Three Years On - Highlights from the 2009 - 10 Annual Report

The cycle of submitting Annual Reports means it is published when it's already out of date. So this report gives you a good snap-shot of May 2009 to the end of April 2010. I'm conscious of how much has changed in the 9 months following - let me try to bring you a little up to date.

25 Jan 2011

Foundation Update

Tony Blair Speaks at Beijing Forum on Religion in a Globalised World

Tony Blair delivered the keynote speech on Sunday at the 2010 Beijing Forum, marking the partnership between Peking University and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

08 Nov 2010

Foundation Update

Tony Blair Gives Keynote Speech at Beijing Forum

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair delivered the keynote speech today (Sunday) at the 2010 Beijing Forum, marking the partnership between Peking University and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. The Tony Blair Faith Foundation co-sponsored, with Yale University, one of the key themes of the 2010 Beijing Forum, on “Faith and Responsibilities: Spiritual Reflections on Global Issues”.

07 Nov 2010

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