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Rome gets ready to host TEDx Conference with 'A' list speakers

2013-04-18

FR. HECTOR GUERRA
TEDx Conciliazione, Organizer
 
"We will discuss religious liberty, as a fundamental right.”

What makes it even more interesting is the list of speakers. Among the 15 participants are singer, Gloria Estefan who is originally from Cuba, as well as former NBA star Vlade Divac. They will all travel to Rome to talk about how religious freedom, or lack of it, has affected their lives.

FR. HECTOR GUERRA
TEDx Conciliazione, Organizer 
"So we'll hear from an architect, a singer, a philosopher, from priests. Because if you think about it, that's how life is. In our day to day interactions we meet people from all walks of life.”

BRIAN GRIM
Pew Research Center

"In the 21st century scholars are now understanding that religious freedom is restricted not just by governments but also by the actions of groups and individuals.”

Brian Grim is a social scientist and researcher at the Pew Research Center. He will also be one of the speakers at TEDx. He says data isn't just about numbers, but about people. One of the studies he took part in, looked into how government restrictions on religious freedom had increased in Africa and the Middle East, before the Arab Spring.
 
BRIAN GRIM
Pew Research Center

"Because of those numbers, analysts started to look at the data and think it may have some potential for encoding warnings for mass atrocities and genocide.”


That study has since been analyzed by the Pentagon, the United Nations and the European Parliament. Organizers say, the conference won't be a debate, but rather an exchange of ideas and just like other TED conferences, the video will eventually be uploaded online.


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