Watch a RSA video of Tony Blair’s opening address in a new series of seminars on faith and development.

Do faith groups have the capacity and the remit to be involved in international development? If faith is highlighted as a factor provoking conflict how can it be a force for good? And what are faith groups doing already and how – and should – this role be enlarged?


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Series of Seminars

This series of seminars were organised by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, DFID, WorldVision, Oxfam and Islamic Relief.

The next 5 seminars will explore the role faith communities play in conflict resolution, as healthcare and education service providers, installing ethics in the marketplace and as stewards of the environment.

Douglas Alexander, Tariq Ramadan, Ken Costa and senior advisor to the World Bank Katherine Marshall will be joining a prestigious line up of academics, development workers, journalists, and government, business and faith leaders.

The series ends with a closing keynote from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams chaired by Rabbi David Rosen.