Acton In The News
WZZM television in Grand Rapids, Michigan examines the Charity Navigator rankings of Grand Rapids area nonprofits. Acton ranks first of the organizations in their survey, and is one of a handful of organizations nationwide to receive a perfect score from Charity Navigator.
Acton 27th Anniversary Dinner
On October 18 2017, United States Secretary of Education and former member of the Acton Institute board of directors Betsy DeVos addressed an audience of nearly 1,000 people at Acton's 27th Anniversary Celebration at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. DeVos has been one of President Donald Trump's most controversial appointees to his cabinet, and her appearance in Grand Rapids attracted protests similar to those she has encountered at other speaking engagements across the country.
United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivers her remarks at the Acton Institute's 27th Anniversary dinner at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 18, 2017.
Acton Institute President and co-founder Rev. Robert A. Sirico delivers remarks at the Acton Institute 27th Anniversary Dinner. The event took place on October 18, 2017 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Acton Lecture Series
The debate over the size and scope of the federal government has raged since the New Deal. So why have opponents of big government so rarely made political headway? Because they fail to address the fundamental issue.
Historian Lee Edwards knew and worked with Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater, and William F. Buckley, Jr. for nearly five decades. In this address, he reveals what motivated these giants of the modern conservative movement—a staunch belief in free enterprise and a love of God. Edwards argues that conservatives must forge a New Fusionism if they want to remain a major political and philosophical force.
Trust in media institutions is at a historic low. Much of the country is overtly hostile to "fake news". The media is desperate to recover its authority, even as it has become more biased, less substantive, and less civil in recent years. Is there a way for media institutions to regain respect and uphold the dignity and responsibility granted them in the First Amendment?
Radio Free Acton
On this episode of Radio Free Acton, Dylan Pahman, Research Fellow and Managing Editor of the Journal of Markets and Morality at Acton, speaks with Sam Gregg, Director of Research at Acton, about the prolific economists Wilhelm Röpke and John Maynard Keynes, who they are, what they did, and why we should care. Then, on the Upstream segment, Bruce Edward Walker talks to author and musician Robert Dean Lurie about the 50th anniversary of Rolling Stone magazine.
On this episode of Radio Free Acton, Sarah Stanley, Managing Editor at the Acton Institute, speaks with Mac Tristan, Chief of Police in Coppell, Texas, on the topic of servant leadership: what is it, how has Mac found it helpful in his line of work, and why it is valuable for leaders in business too. Then, on the Upstream segment, Bruce Edward Walker talks with Jessica Hooten Wilson, Professor of English at John Brown University, on the work of prolific American author Flannery O'Connor.
Acton Institute Director of Research Samuel Gregg examines Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's recent proposal for the provision of a universal basic income to all citizens. This interview took place on The Drew Mariani Show on Relevant Radio.
Victor Claar, Professor of Economics at Henderson State University and Affiliate Scholar at the Acton Institute, joins host Julie Roys and Jenny Eaton Dyer of Hope Through Healing Hands on Moody Radio's Up For Debate to discuss how Christians should respond to President Trump's first budget proposal, especially as it relates to proposed cuts in US foreign aid.
Acton University 2017
On Thursday, June 22 2017, the Acton Institute presented a panel discussion on the topic of what Christianity has to offer the poor. Panelists included Michael Wear, founder of Public Square Strategies LLC; Anne Rathbone Bradley, Vice President of Economic Initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics; Elizabeth Bruenig, Assistant Editor of the Outlook section at the Washington Post; and Acton Institute founder and president Rev. Robert A. Sirico.
Samuel Gregg, Director of Research at the Acton Institute, delivers the opening plenary lecture of Acton University 2017 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gregg’s lecture focuses on the very real threats faced by religious believers around the world (and especially in developing nations), and the pressures that are increasing on religious liberty in western nations, which are often rooted in modern understandings of “tolerance.”
Acton Feature Films
The west has made itself the protagonist of development, giving rise to a multibillion dollar poverty industry. From TOM's Shoes to international adoptions, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?
For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles
For the Life of the World is an entertaining film series that explores the deeper meaning of Salvation. Have you ever wondered, “What is my Salvation actually FOR?” Is it only about personal atonement, about getting to heaven, or something that comes later? Is it just to have a “friend in Jesus?”
The Birth of Freedom
The American founders said that all men are created equal and are endowed with certain unalienable rights--that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They called this a self-evident truth. But humans are separated by enormous differences in talent and circumstance. Why would anyone believe that all men are created equal? That all should be free? That all deserve a voice in choosing their leaders? Why would any nation consider this a self-evident truth? How is freedom born?
The Call of the Entrepreneur
A merchant banker. A failing dairy farmer. A refugee from Communist China. Why do their stories matter? One risked his savings. One risked his farm. One risked his life. Because how we view entrepreneurs shapes the destinies of individuals and nations.
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