Religion is “the Rest of My Life’s Work”: Blair

April 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Khaleej Times

Wire Service: AFP

Former British prime minister Tony Blair said in an interview published Tuesday that he saw the promotion of interfaith dialogue as “the rest of my life’s work”.

Speaking to The Times, Blair said he had focused his efforts on religion because, along with his own personal interest in the subject, combating climate change and eradicating poverty, both also interests of his, were “well-trodden ground”.

Blair, who converted to Catholicism in December, was Britain’s premier from 1997 to last June, and has since become a Middle East peace envoy, is heading a team of experts charged with securing a deal to combat climate change, and is hoping to turn his Tony Blair Faith Foundation into a “global foundation”.