An opportunity with global impact
Faith is woven into every fibre of me; it defines me. Being part of the Faiths Act movement means I can openly tell people this very fact—my response to the world comes from my faith beliefs.
To be in an environment where religion is not 'hush-hush' and let’s not talk about it is basically the opposite of what most, if not all, workplaces call for. It is new and exciting for me to be one of thirty-four catalysts in Tony Blair Faith Foundation's Faiths Act Fellowship, bringing different faith communities together to foster and model a relationship of respect regardless of our fundamental beliefs.
Furthermore, the opportunity to have a global impact, and knowing that we can and have the power to bring about change beyond our community, was simply an offer that I could not be pass by.
I have spent time in Ghana, Africa, and have seen the face of extreme poverty and how malaria compounds the cycle. I grieved with a family who lost their two-year-old son—and that made malaria extremely personal and real to me. There, I told the family I would tell their story to people in Canada, and wherever I go, so that we could stop these tragedies that could be prevented and treated.The Faiths Act Fellowship seemed rather too perfect of an opportunity for me to respond to what I have seen and experienced in this developing nation.