Tony Blair Faith Foundation
Provide the practical support required to counter religious prejudice, conflict and extremism in order to promote an open-minded and stable society.
The Rt. Hon. Tony Blair established the Tony Blair Faith Foundation in 2008 because he believed that religious ideology and its impact on the world would be the biggest challenge facing the 21st Century.
- Education - Generation Global
The next generation will shape the future, and they will do it in a world of relentless change and diversity. Generation Global prepares this generation, giving them the skills and experience they need to navigate difference in a peaceful way. Generation Global is a pioneering global education programme for 12-17 year olds. By providing global learning and dialogue opportunities, it helps young people to be resolute in the face of narratives that may feed into the development of violent extremist ideologies. Devised by an international group of educational experts, advisers, and religious leaders, the programme provides opportunities for students to put critical thinking skills into practice through facilitated dialogue. Students learn about one other, and explore the roots of openness and diversity in their own cultural and religious traditions. Generation Global reflects the needs of different school systems around the world, and is active in more than 20 countries, including in some of the world's most challenging regions
- Supporting Leaders - Nigeria
Leaders need knowledge and analysis skills to help them negotiate a complex global landscape, particularly in areas of religion and conflict. We aim to ensure that where there is conflict with religious dimensions, there will be people of influence equipped to understand and engage with it. We provide opportunities for faith leaders to work alongside political and other social leaders. We provide them with practical skills relating to conflict resolution and peace building, and specifically offer training to faith leaders who are well positioned to impact the outcome of religious conflict. Programme participants put into action practical ideas for engaging with religion in their day-to-day professional lives
- Supporting Leaders - Sierra Leone
In places where faith leaders are at the centre of everyday life, and are respected and listened to by their communities, their credibility and influence is instrumental in promoting collaboration. In Sierra Leone our programme uses a cascade model for health prevention messaging. It identifies a common challenge and faith leaders willing to collaborate, and provides practical support to facilitate interactions between different communities, around this challenge. Working together and training together, often in each other's places of worship, faith communities are uniquely placed to bring their wide networks together to tackle a common challenge. In doing so, the opportunity for dialogue and understanding between the communities increases. In Sierra Leone, we help to exploit the country's wide network of churches and mosques to help tackle one of the key health issues there – malaria
- Supporting Leaders - Egypt
Leaders need knowledge and analysis skills to help them negotiate a complex global landscape, particularly in areas of religion and conflict. We aim to ensure that where there is conflict with religious dimensions, there will be people of influence equipped to understand and engage with it. Highly respected around the world as a centre of learning for over a thousand years, Al-Azhar is one of the world's oldest universities. Under the leadership of The Grand Imam, it is also one of the leading authorities within Sunni Islam. In 2015, the Foundation formed a strategic relationship with the World Association of Al-Azhar Graduates. This partnership establishes a collaborative relationship to deepen understanding and the communication of mainstream religious thinking and co-operation in a globalised world, in order to support cohesive and stable societies.
Main Focus Countries of Activities
Australia - Canada - Egypt - India - Indonesia - Israel - Italy - Jordan - Kosovo - Lebanon - Mexico - Pakistan - Singapore - State of Palestine - Philippines - UK - USA - United Arab Emirates - Ukraine - Nigeria - Sierra Leone - Egypt