Monday, April 7, 2008

Tony Blair Calls For Interfaith Cooperation For New World

Tony Blair creates the European version of Rick Warren's PEACE plan...

In his first major speech on religion, Tony Blair said Thursday night that religion must be rescued from extremism and irrelevance and used as a force for good at a time of global turmoil...

...Blair declared his strong desire to “awaken the world’s conscience” to widespread poverty, illiteracy and poor health, and said that the Tony Blair Faith Foundation would set the Millennium Development Goals as one of its priority areas for engagement when it launches next month.

" is not in is thriving. In an era of globalization...when the world is opening this New religious faith develops will have a profound impact..."

"...If people of faith reach out to one and another, learn to coexist, believing and respecting each other, they can play an important have a powerful interfaith encounter because such an encounter symbolizes a world of coexistence and not exclusion..."

"What values will this daunting New World use to guide it? Since religious faith has such a historic influence on both the East and the West. It can help unify around common values..."

Trouble with video player? Click here to go direct to watch Blair's speech.

See The Open Forum panel on “Faith and Modernization”, hosted by Tony Blair, consisted of Muslims, Jews and Catholics, and (Protestant) Christianity. Christianity was being represented by Rick Warren.

See also Spreading The Global Religion, more on the UN Milennium Goals and The New Spirituality and Globalism

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