Religion is the new politics: Blair reveals philosophy at launch of faith foundation
Original post made by robin s, Stanford, on May 31, 2008
"Faith is part of our future," Blair says, "and faith and the values it brings with it are an essential part of making globalization work."
For Blair, the goal is to rescue faith from the twin challenges of irrelevancethe idea that religion is no more than an interesting aspect of historyand extremism.
Blair and those working with him think religion is key to the global agenda. "You can't hope to understand what's happening in the world if you don't know that religion is a very important force in people's lives," says Ruth Turner, 37, formerly a top aide to Blair in 10 Downing Street, who will head the foundation.
"You can't make the world work properly unless you understand that, while not everyone will believe in God or have a spiritual life, a lot of people will."
Blair, she says, has been thinking about these issues "for decades and decades and decades."
Over time, says Blair of the foundation's work, "this is how I want to spend the rest of my life."
Employees-turned-owners revamp Cafe Alto, open new restaurant
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 3,407 views
New York City College Tours, Part Two: NYU, CUNY Baruch, and NYIT
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 2,576 views
Reducing Congestion and Parking Challenges While Respecting the Mobility Advantages of Cars
By Steve Levy | 12 comments | 1,979 views
Backlash Begins Following Serra Canonization Announcement
By Nick Taylor | 13 comments | 1,148 views
Council Priorities 2015: Honesty, Focus, and Listening about Listening
By Douglas Moran | 9 comments | 921 views