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#StandTogether: Raising the Voice of Christians who are Persecuted

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

6:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT


Antonio Olivié, cofounder of #StandTogether, Giulia Nembrini, and Brian Grim join the CIC to discuss the digital platform created to give voice to Christians who are discriminated or persecuted, especially in the Middle East.


This project is the result of the collaboration between institutions devoted to fostering a culture of dialogue and peace, by spreading the testimony of religious minorities, Christian and others, who live in dire circumstances.

#StandTogether does not wish to create a new reality or replace the existing initiatives devoted to this issue. Rather, their goal is to offer a common area for media and institutions to share their projects and to increase their potential audience exponentially.

The guiding idea behind this project is that the range of a message increases if people work together. That is why the following institutions are collaborating in this project: Communion and Liberation, Amici Rome Reports, Fundación Promoción Social de la Cultura, and ISCOM, who were the initiators of the project.

This event is related to the ‘Responding to the Global Persecution of Christians’ symposium hosted by the Under Caesar’s Sword project and its primary partners, the Religious Freedom Institute and the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame. Learn more about this symposium here.


About the Speakers:

Antonio Olivié

20170419_Antonio_Headshot Antonio Olivié is CEO of Rome Reports TV and cofounder of #StandTogether, an ecumenical and international project in support of Christians that are persecuted or discriminated against. He was spokesperson for the Health Department of the regional government of Castilla-La Mancha, in Spain, and deputy editor of the national newspaper Qué! Among other journalist activities.

Giulia Nembrini


Giulia Nembrini works on the #StandTogether Project for the International Center of Communion and Liberation, one of the promoters of the initiative.  After graduating in International Relations at the Catholic University in Milan, she got professional and academic experiences in the United States (United Nations), Israel and Brazil.


Brian Grim

unnamedBrian J. Grim, Ph. D., is the founder and president of the Annapolis, Maryland-based Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, and a leading expert on international religious demography and the socio-economic impact of restrictions on religious freedom. Brian’s recent widely covered research finds that religion contributed $1.2 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, 50% more than America’s six largest oil companies, and has a higher value than the combined revenues of the top 10 technology companies in the US, including Apple, Amazon and Google.

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