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Co-sponsored by Liberty Fund, Inc., this program is an intellectually demanding and stimulating weekend colloquium that explores the foundations of liberty in a mixture of graduate-level text-based, guided Socratic discussion and lecture sessions. This colloquium is for Acton alumni who are clergy and seminarians of all denominations, as well as church and charity workers.

This colloquium on Evaluating the Idea of Social Justice will explore the idea of “social justice” and compare and evaluate it against the understanding this concept now evokes in contemporary debates about justice and political order. The all-encompassing claims made on behalf of social justice in these debates often translate into calls for the reduction of personal liberty and a concomitant increase in state power to distribute material goods and the resources of private enterprise in common. 

This colloquium will consist of 2 lectures and 6 guided Socratic discussion sessions.

  • The discussion sessions are text-based and so selected participants are required to prepare appropriately and participate fully in all sessions.
  • Readings will be provided to all accepted participants.
  • This colloquium is for Acton alumni who are clergy and seminarians of all denominations, as well as church and charity workers.

Event Details

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Location

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States

Schedule

This colloquium begins at 6:00pm on March 28, 2019 and concludes late on March 30, for a Sunday departure. A full schedule will be provided to accepted participants.

More Information

Accepted participants will receive a conference package that includes single-occupancy lodging, meals, and limited travel assistance. There are no fees to attend; participants must apply to attend.

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