The Munk Debates

munk-debates-blair-hitchens.jpgFormer British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and the internationally-renowned writer and atheist Christopher Hitchens, go head-to-head on the resolution: "Be It Resolved that Religion is a Force for Good in the World." The Munk Debates is an initiative of the Aurea Foundation, a charitable organization founded in 2006 by Peter and Melanie Munk to "improve the quality and vitality of public debate in Canada." For further information, visit the Munk Debates website.

Photograph:Christopher Hitchens, right, and former British prime minister Tony Blair laugh before their debate on religion at the Munk Debates in Toronto Nov. 26, 2010. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

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