Rt Hon Tony Blair served as British Prime Minister for 10 years between 1997 and 2007. During a decade in office he was at the centre of domestic and international politics. His experience in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan highlighted the growing importance of faith in this globalizing world. As faith motivates billions of people around the world,
understanding its trends and its impact can be as important as understanding a nation’s GDP, its business and resources.
Blair started his own spiritual journey whilst a student at Oxford in the 1970s. Throughout his life, he has witnessed the positive contributions of faith communities through efforts such as the Jubilee campaign, the great mass movement which did invaluable work to help the poor of the world and the provision of healthcare, education and aid in developing countries.
But he has also witnessed the negative ways that faith can motivate people. He wanted to create opportunities for different faith communities to work together and provide a positive alternative to those who use faith as a means to divide.
In order to counter conflict with religious cooperation, Tony Blair established the Tony Blair Faith Foundation US immediately after leaving office. The role of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation US is to help harness the power of religion in a positive way and to promote peaceful co-existence between people of different faiths.
Learn more at TonyBlairFaithFoundationUS.org.