Friday, March 19, 2010

Tony Blair's religious charity to launch 'faith offensive' across America

Tony Blair is to use his extensive network of religious leaders to launch a 'faith offensive' across America within the next 12 months.

The former Prime Minister, who launched the Tony Blair Faith Foundation in May 2008, is poised to develop a U.S.-based arm for the charity, which will pursue a variety of faith-based projects.

The foundation, which was set up to promote cohesion between the major faiths, is sitting on £4.5million of donations, according to The Observer.

Now Blair, who converted to Catholicism in 2007, is to use that money to spread his message across the Atlantic, where he is more warmly received than in the UK.

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