Monday, June 13, 2011

Blair keeps up on his reading

Former U.K. prime minister reads the Qur'an daily

Former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair said that he reads the Qur'an daily.

The devout Catholic said it's part of an effort to remain "faith-literate." He also said he reads the Bible daily.

"To be faith-literate is crucial in a globalised world, I believe," Blair said. "I read the Qur’an every day. Partly to understand some of the things happening in the world, but mainly just because it is immensely instructive."

As part of their story on Blair, the Globe and Mail has recently posted an online poll asking readers how often they read religious writings such as the Bible, Torah, and Qur'an.

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