Brian Grim

Why Religious Freedom is Good for Business & Business is Good for Religious Freedom

November 3, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. 
University of Miami
Whitten Learning Center, Room LC-140


Religion continues to grow globally, with nearly 90% of the world’s population projected to be af­liated with religion in 2030. At the same time, there has been a dramatic rise in the level of religious restrictions and hostilities. Brian Grim will discuss the results of his research demonstrating that religious freedom results in better business and economies and that business respect for religious freedom pays dividends in peace and stability ... and the bottom line.

Brian Grim Portrait

Brian J. Grim, Ph.D., is President of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation and a leading expert on the socio-economic impact of restrictions on religious freedom and international religious demography. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's council on the role of faith, an advisor for the religion and geopolitics project of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. Grim holds a doctorate in sociology from the Pennsylvania State University and is author of numerous articles and books including The Price of Freedom Denied, The World Religion Database, The World's Religions in Figures, and The Yearbook of International Religious Demography. He has appeared as an expert on global religion on numerous media outlets, including CNN, BBC, Fox, CBS, C-SPAN, and regularly presents to high level audiences throughout the world including the White House, State Department, European Parliament and the UN Human Rights Council. Dr. Grim also writes the Weekly Number Blog and also is a TEDx speaker.


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