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William Neal

Tony Blair Faith Foundation, Head of Communications

William Neal is Head of Communications at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. He joined the Foundation in 2013 from a corporate communications consultancy. A qualified journalist, Neal previously worked for a decade in political communications spending time both in Parliament and at The Labour Party head office where he worked on two general election campaigns and was a political adviser to a member of the shadow cabinet. He leads on all communications for the Foundation.

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Foundation Update

Dealing with Violent Extremism: Mainstreaming Understanding of Religion

A pervasive lack of knowledge and understanding about the role of religion in the modern world is increasingly putting Western policy makers at a disadvantage in a world dominated by religious narratives. A clear choice lies ahead. Mainstream this understanding in order to convene the consensus and strategy needed to prevent and counter violent religious extremism, or repeatedly face groups such as ISIS and its possible successors and the huge financial burden of militarily defeating them, write Matthew Lawrence and William Neal for our Global Perspectives Series.

07 May 2015

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