More than 680 young people from different religions applied for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s Faiths Act Fellowship this year, the Foundation reported.
Forty-one percent of the applicants to the interfaithyouthleadership program were Christians. Muslims and Hindus made up the second and third highest faith groups that applied, accounting for 17 percent and 18 percent of the total applicants, respectively.
“The idea that young people are not motivated by faith to help others – or that faith only inspires conflict – is simply wrong,” said Tony Blair, founder and patron of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, in a statement Thursday. READ MORE