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Blair and Warren: a deadly duo for peace

Tony Blair's courtship of American leaders is paying off for him. The former British Prime Minister is 'guest lecturer' at the seventh Saddlyback Civil Forum on Sunday, 6 March which will discuss "Jesus' Peace Plan".
 

 Tony Blair and Rick Warren
Blair and Warren3FORMER British Prime Minister Tony Blair is reportedly "very excited" about being a guest lecturer at the seventh Saddleback Civil Forum to be held March 6, said the California megachurch pastor last Sunday.

Fighting the Global Giants


"We're going to take five letters of the Global PEACE Plan and the five global giants and talk about spiritual emptiness, corrupt leadership, extreme poverty, pandemic diseases, and illiteracy and education. These are the five problems the PEACE Plan is designed to [address]," Warren told his congregation.

The acronym for the PEACE plan is based on the five actions Jesus modeled:
P
romote reconciliation; Equip servant leaders; Assist the poor; Care for the sick; and Educate the next generation.

It's Jesus' plan


"I am confident about the P.E.A.C.E. Plan because it's not my plan. It's not a Westerner plan. It's not a megachurch plan. It's Jesus' plan," he told 1,700 pastors and Christian leaders during a conference of church and business leaders in 2008.

A medal for Blair


"I'm going to talk to him about Egypt and all the inside information," said Warren.
Warren is expected to award Blair with the annual International Medal of PEACE. The award is given to individuals who exemplify outstanding contribution toward alleviating the five global giants.

Last Autumn, George W. Bush was a guest of the Saddleback Civil Forum on leadership and service shortly following the release of his memoir Decision Points. Bush was a recipient of the PEACE medal in 2008 for his administration's work in combating AIDS.

Blair, who served as UK Prime Minister from May 1997-June 2007, is the official envoy on the Middle East peace process, representing so-called 'Quartet': the United States, the United Nations, the European Union, and Russia.

 Tony Blair speaking about his Faith Foundation 


Related articles:
Tony Blair: a man to watch
Rick Warren on the ropes


Saddleback Civil Forum Launched in 2008, the Saddleback Civil Forum features influential leaders who speak on pressing issues in the world in order to promote personal responsibility, social civility and spiritual maturity. The most notable civil forum to date was the one that hosted then presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain in 2008. The candidates were asked questions on issues that concern Christians, including religious persecution, AIDS, abortion, marriage and stem cells.

Tony Blair Faith Foundation The TBFF is avowedly multi-faith. According to the organisation: the Tony Blair Faith Foundation aims to promote respect and understanding about the world's major religions and show how faith is a powerful force for good in the modern world.We will use the full power of modern communications to support and step up efforts at every level to educate, inform and develop understanding about the different faiths and between them.


Christians Together, 16/02/2011

Feedback:
Rod Wilson (Guest) 16/02/2011 16:16
A match made in heaven or hell?
Martin Lisemore 16/02/2011 19:44
I don't know quite what to say!

How this man can speak on peace is difficult enough to understand, but to speak on Jesus' peace (albeit it neatly contrived acronym to sell the idea to a mega church congregation) leaves me speechless.

I'd like to read a case for this anyone here can make.
George Orr 21/02/2011 11:51
'..and talk about spiritual emptiness, corrupt leadership...'

I suppose Tony Blair is a expert choice!
JOSES GANI YOROMS (Guest) 28/03/2011 21:44
THE SEED OF ANTICHRIST IN BRITAIN WAS SOWN BY TONY BLAIR.I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE WOULD TALK ABOUT AT THE SADDLEBACK CIVIC FORUM.BLAIR'S GOVERNMENT DESTROYED CHRISTIANITY IN UK AND EUROPEAN NATIONS ARE FOLLWING SUIT.I DON'T THINK HE IS THE RIGHT PERSON TO GET THE INTERNATIONAL MEDAL OF PEACE AWARD.
Martin Lisemore 28/03/2011 23:10
Yes, by all means. let him have the man made award. In betraying all of us he's earned it.

If he were a real Christian, as he has proclaimed since before he was elected in 1997, he would be looking towards those golden words,'Well done, good and faithful servant ...'

Blair wants, and has got, riches and reputation in this world.

Me? I'm of no account, never have been. But those golden words might yet be mine.

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