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During the course of this one-day seminar, we will seek to articulate what the foundations for a free and virtuous society are. We will then connect the core principles that make up this foundation to how we can address poverty in a way that emphasizes the creative capacity and inherent dignity of the human person.

The seminar will include lectures, discussion, fellowship, and the viewing of two episodes from the Acton Institute’s PovertyCure video series. Please join us!


Ronjour Locke, M.Div.

Ronjour Locke

Ronjour Locke pastors First Baptist Church of Brooklyn, located on the south side of Baltimore, MD. He is a graduate of Washington Bible College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is happily married to his wife, Annie, and they have four children.

Hunter Baker, J.D., Ph.D.

Hunter Baker, J.D., Ph.D.

Hunter Baker, J.D., Ph.D. serves as the university fellow for religious liberty and associate professor of political science at Union University. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Markets and Morality, contributing editor for Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity, and a research fellow of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Baker has published in the Journal of Law and Religion, Perspectives on Political Science, and in many other outlets. He is the author of The End of Secularism, Political Thought: A Student's Guide, and The System Has a Soul. Baker is also a former winner of the Michael Novak prize awarded by the Acton Institute.

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Multnomah University
8435 NE Gilsan St.
JCA Student Center
Portland, OR 97220
United States


We will be begin at 9:00am and conclude at 4:30pm. A full schedule will be provided to registered participants closer to the event date.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

We will be meeting specifically in the JCA student center. This is building #8 in the center of campus as indicated on the campus map, which you can see by clicking HERE. There will be signs around the campus to help direct you to the right building.


There is a great deal of parking available on campus. The parking nearest the JCA student center where we are meeting is just south of the large gym. You can see all of the available campus parking (indicated by the green sections) by clicking HERE.

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