Acton Lecture Series
Communism took power in Cuba through deceit and intrigue in 1959. While Fidel Castro denied he was a communist, promising to restore democracy in the island, he began consolidating totalitarian rule and exporting revolution in Latin America and Africa. As the totalitarian dictatorship became evident, Cuba's democratic resistance defied the Castro regime in two phases: 1959-1966 (violent resistance) and 1976 - present (non-violent resistance).
America is living through a social crisis that has expressed itself in every facet of our national life. But the temptation to see that crisis exclusively through a political lens, or to understand it as a function of Donald Trump, threatens to lead us astray. What really lies behind our era of frustration and anxiety?
A Soviet spy who was converted to Christ, Whittaker Chambers sacrificed everything for the sake of his Christian witness against injustice. As one of the most profound Christian thinkers of the 20th century, Chambers offers reflections on religion and public life with far-reaching implications for the 21st. This lecture will explore how his story points to uncomfortable lessons for Left and Right alike in our own day.
Acton In The News
Alejandro Chafuen of the Acton Institute discusses the problems of inflation and corruption in Latin America, noting that printing money is "stealing knowing that you are stealing and lying knowing that you are lying."
"Emitir moneda es mentir sabiendo que se miente y robar sabiendo que se roba."
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.
Radio Free Acton
On this episode of Radio Free Acton, we are pleased to bring you the third edition of RFA Reports. Guest Anne Marie Schieber, an award-winning reporter and former anchor with Wood TV Grand Rapids, speaks with Rafael Cruz, father of former presidential candidate Ted Cruz, on the involvement of Christians in the civic arena and the separation of church and state.
On this episode of Radio Free Acton, Tyler Groenendal, Foundation Relations Coordinator at Acton, speaks with Michael J. Clark, Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College, on the morality and importance free trade. Then, on the Upstream segment, Bruce Edward Walker talks to Jim Person, author of the book Imaginative Conservatism: The Letters of Russell Kirk, about who Russell Kirk is and why he is still important today.
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 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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