The Faiths Act Fellowship is an initiative of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and is coordinated by Interfaith Youth Core.
Among Interfaith Youth Core's funders are:
- the Argosy Foundation , which has funded Medical Students for Choice , which “stands up in the face of opposition, working to destigmatize abortion provision among medical students and residents, and to persuade medical schools and residency programs to include abortion as a part of the reproductive health services curriculum”;
- Ashoka , which promoted, through its fellowship system, a right to abortion in Mexico;
- the Carnegie Corporation of New York , which includes abortion in its promotion of responsible parenthood;
- the George Family Foundation, which has given money to Planned Parenthood, one of the world’s leading promoters of abortion;
- the Hunt Alternatives Fund , whose grant-making includes the promotion of abortion under sexual and reproductive health, rights and services;
- the Nathan Cummings Foundation, which gave money to the Chicago Abortion Fund; and
- the Rockefeller Foundation, which is a funder of some of the world’s leading pro-abortion organisations.
I’m concerned, therefore, to see that World Youth Alliance (WYA) advertises in their newsletter this month as follows:
“Opportunity: The Faiths Act Fellowship
On September 25, a partnership was launched between the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and Interfaith Youth Core, to engage exceptional young people whose leadership motivated by faith will result in real impact on the lives of others. For more information, contact Eboo Patel at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
According to their website, the World Youth Alliance “is a global coalition of young people committed to promoting the dignity of the person and building solidarity among youth from developed and developing nations”. If that’s the case, they should be steering well clear of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and its collaborator the Interfaith Youth Core. I am writing to them to express my concerns.