It is easy to be won over by the universal moral or religious principles espoused by a skilled rhetorician such as Tony Blair. However, John Heathershaw argues that in politics, from university league tables to the war in Iraq, God is in the details.
Tony Blair has launched his long awaited Faith Foundation in New York, saying that he wants religion to be seen as a force for good in the world. It will focus on inter-faith understanding and action to fight poverty and disease.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair today attended his last Labour conference church service as leader - and heard a searching sermon about the priority of eliminating injustice and slavery in the word today.
The Labour Party's annual conference in Brighton, which wound up yesterday, was overshadowed by media speculation about Chancellor Gordon Brown's possible accession to the leader's throne, and by the badly timed roughing up of 82-year-old anti-war heckler, Walter Wolfgang.