TBSF and The Canadian Club of Toronto

The Right Honourable Tony Blair,
former Prime Minister of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland

Out there, in those remote parts of Africa, a health clinic or hospital is a rarity. People have to travel miles, sometimes 100 miles or more to get there, but for obvious reasons, they don’t get there and they die. But every one of those communities, no matter how remote, has a place of worship in it. And they could be the means of distributing the bed nets and medicine. The infrastructure of faith could be the answer to this problem.

The Belinda Stronach Foundation in partnership with The Canadian Club of Toronto presented a speaker luncheon featuring The Right Honourable Tony Blair on Friday, April 24, 2009. The former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to came to Toronto to discuss globalization, the economy and his Faith Foundation.

In December 2008, The Tony Blair Faith Foundation and The Belinda Stronach Foundation launched Faiths Act and the Faiths Act Fellowship in Canada. TBFF has launched Faiths Act as an opportunity for people around the world to work together across faith divides in pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals.

Over 400 attendees gathered to hear the former Prime Minister speak about his quest to bring understanding between the world’s religions and learn how faith communities can – and should – work together to build peace and eradicate epidemics such as malaria.

Proceeds from this speaker luncheon benefited The Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s Faith Act Fellowship Program in Canada.

The audience was also treated to a patriotic serenade from the Canadian Tenors who performed a moving rendition of the Canadian national anthem.

For more information on this program please visit www.tonyblairfaithfoundation.org.

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