RUTH TURNER

India Today - - BREAKING NEWS -

Chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Tony Blair Faith Foun­da­tion dis­cusses plans for In­dia.

We al­ready have over 90 In­dian schools in­volved in our global multi-faith pro­gramme, and just a cou­ple of weeks ago we launched our young lead­er­ship pro­gramme, the faiths act fel­lows, in In­dia for the first time. The idea is to have young peo­ple of dif­fer­ent faiths work to­gether in pairs to help achieve the mil­len­nium de­vel­op­ment goals. They bring to­gether dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties to do prac­ti­cal work for their fel­low cit­i­zens. At present we are work­ing with eight in­ter­na­tional uni­ver­si­ties and would like to ex­pand in In­dia also. The univer­sity faith and glob­al­i­sa­tion ini­tia­tive is based around mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary cour­ses, aca­demic re­search and pub­li­ca­tions, and pub­lic events.

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