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TED Conference Comes to the Vatican
Zenit News Agency ^ | 1/8/13 | Antonio Gaspari

Posted on 01/09/2013 8:10:08 AM PST by marshmallow

International Meeting Will Discuss Religious Freedom in Today's World

It has been known as "the 'Oscars' of Ideas", "the genius of Hollywood. The Technology Entertainment Design conference, better known as TED, is a mix of science, communication and entertainment which follows its credo of "ideas worth spreading".

What started as an annual conference for people who wanted to share ideas has now become one of the most visited websites in the world. Now the famous conference is coming to the Vatican.

On April 19, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture will open "TEDxViadellaConciliazione", a global meeting which discuss religious freedom in today's world.

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ZENIT:What is TED?

Abbiati: TED is an annual conference where the most brilliant people on earth gather to share ideas that are worth spreading, their talks are freely posted on TED website to be shared by millions all around the world.

ZENIT:Why TEDx and the Catholic Church?

Abbiati: Being a catholic means having a universal spirit. The mission of the Church has always been to testify to the spiritual encounter of the divine with the human being.

The resources coming out from this encounter have to be spread! But how? With all the languages we know, so that everybody can understand. One of the new languages we have in common in the contemporary world is the digital language. Through the digital language, TED spreads ideas, we want to learn how to use this connective power and spread also spiritual resources.

ZENIT: Why did you choose the theme religious freedom today?

Abbiati: This theme is important if we want to talk about peace. This is the scenario: in secularized society often signs of religion are banned in working places, religious symbols hidden. In other countries restriction of religion is very high. Pew Research Center reports....

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Culture

1 posted on 01/09/2013 8:10:11 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
TED Conference presentation in Dec. 2010 by Alexander Tsiaras: Conception to birth -- visualized

This is a great partnership for the Vatican. It is the Liberal culture of death pro-abortion cultists that are the true 'Science Deniers' nowadays.

2 posted on 01/09/2013 8:59:27 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: marshmallow
its credo of "ideas worth spreading".

As long as they are liberal progressive ideas.

Ever see when they ask if there are any republican in their audience? They are available on ROKU boxes.

3 posted on 01/09/2013 11:47:55 AM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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