We live in an age embroiled in turmoil and tension. Cultures are clashing in Europe as migrants from the Islamic world have flooded the continent, Americans are more polarized than ever, and the very foundations of free and open societies are under attack in the media, on college campuses, and in the larger culture. In order to address these significant issues, Acton Institute is hosting a unique, two-day international conference at Acton Institute’s headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI. This conference will draw upon the work of Dutch politician, educator, and theologian Abraham Kuyper to present possible solutions for rediscovering civic virtue and building a society in which all may flourish.
On the evening of November 5, the Acton Institute will confer the 2018 Novak Award and its $15,000 prize to the Brazilian academic Prof. Lucas G. Freire of the Center for Economic Freedom at Mackenzie Presbyterian University in São Paulo. Prof. Freire will present the Calihan Lecture based on his doctoral research in this area.