Tony Blair delivered the keynote speech to the annual National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama's first, in Washington DC this morning. He spoke of religion as "a source of so much inspiration; an excuse for so much evil."
Tony Blair will today launched an international search for thirty outstanding young people to serve as inter-religious ambassadors for the Millennium Development Goals. In Spring 2009 these young activists aged 18 – 25 will be selected to be the first Faiths Act Fellows.
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.