We live in an age embroiled in turmoil and tension. Cultures are clashing in Europe as refugees from the Middle East seek asylum in increasing numbers. Americans are more polarized than ever. The very foundations of free and open societies are met with deep skepticism in popular media and throughout 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.
(The Calihan Lecture, taking place within the conference, is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Travel assistance or scholarships are not provided for this conference. Lodging is not included and must be arranged individually. The event will also be livestreamed. Sign up here to be notified when the event livestream begins.)