To mark the launch of the new Religion & Geopolitics data section we talk to Brian J. Grim, an expert on religious freedom and international religious demography, about how data can allow us to improve policy and our understanding of religion's role in conflict situations.
Visit the data section here: tonyblairfaithfoundation.org/religion-geopolitics/data
Face to Faith is the Foundation's global schools programme, bringing 11 to 16 year olds together using digital technology so they can learn about each other, and about the attitude of different religions to global issues such as the environment, health, art, poverty and wealth.
Using a secure website which adheres to child-protection guidelines, video-conferencing, teacher training, bespoke curriculum materials and expert facilitation, the programme helps build understanding, break down stereotypes, and enhance dialogue and negotiation skills.
Find out more at www.tonyblairfaithfoundation.org/facetofaith
The Faith and Globalisation Initiative builds partnerships with leading universities on every continent to develop a deeper understanding of the inter-relationship between faith and globalisation. The programme includes a multi-disciplinary, cross-departmental course including joint teaching between institutions using video conferencing and an online community, public lectures, research, campus activities, policy events and a dynamic website.
The network is spearheaded by a network of Universities including Yale University in the USA, National University of Singapore (NUS), McGill University in Canada, Durham University in the UK, Technologico de Monterrey University in Mexico, the University of Western Australia (UWA), Peking University in China and the University of Sierra Leone's Fourah Bay college.
Find out more at www.tonyblairfaithfoundation.org/faithandglobalisationinitiative
Where some people see only religious conflict around the world we see an alternative. Faiths Act inspires and mobilises people of faith to take action together towards the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs) - the eight international development targets that all 192 United Nations member states agreed to achieve by 2015. The values of respect, justice and compassion that the great religions share have never been more relevant or important to bring people together to build a better world.
Faiths Act is interfaith encounter via practical, hands-on initiatives, engaging grassroots communities, with a particular focus on young people as tomorrows' leaders.