Acton Institute Events http://www.acton.org/index/events/feed Follow Acton Institute's Events with this feed. en Acton on Tap--"Government: Less is More" with Dave Hebert http://www.acton.org/event/2015/acton-tap-government-less-more-dave-hebert <div class="field field-type-text field-field-rightcolumn"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-6"> <h2><strong>Schedule</strong></h2> <p>6:00pm--Grab a seat &amp; a drink. Extended happy hour drink specials available for Acton on Tap participants!<br /> 6:30pm--Introduction<br /> 6:40pm--Dave Hebert speaks, followed by discussion and Q&amp;A</p> <p>Acton on Tap is a <strong>FREE</strong> Event!!!!</p> </div> <div class="col-md-6"> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/200-acton-on-tap.png" style="width: 200px; height: 173px;" /></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 25, 2015 - <span class="date-display-start">6:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">8:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location-event"> <div class="field-label">Location: &nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>San Chez Bistro</strong><a href="http://www.sanchezbistro.com"><img alt="" src="/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/HNav5h.gif" style="width: 193px; height: 96px; float: right;" /></a><br /> <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?q=San+Chez+A+Tapas+Bistro,+Fulton+Street+West,+Grand+Rapids,+MI,+Birle%C5%9Fik+Devletler&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=42.962924,-85.669713&amp;spn=0.011541,0.022724&amp;sll=42.963199,-85.668963&amp;sspn=0.011541,0.022724&amp;oq=San+chez+b&amp;hq=San+Chez+A+Tapas+Bistro,&amp;hnear=Fulton+St+W,+Grand+Rapids,+Michigan&amp;t=m&amp;z=16&amp;iwloc=A">38 W Fulton St<br /> Grand Rapids, MI 49503</a><br /> <a href="http://www.sanchezbistro.com/Default.aspx">www.SanChezBistro.com</a></p> <hr /> <h2><strong>Parking</strong></h2> <p>Local parking garages, lots and street parking <a href="http://www.sanchezbistro.com/About-Location.aspx">nearby</a>. Street parking is free after 6pm. The closest public parking garages to San Chez Bistro include the Gallery Ramp located in the UICA building (enter on Commerce Avenue) and one at the corner of Commerce and Weston.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-registration"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://secure.acton.org/reg/cnt/2015_tap_hebert.php" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today, government is involved in nearly every waking second of our lives, from regulating things like the water we drink and the quality of the food we eat to preventing amateur hair stylists from ruining our hair and making sure that the roads we drive on are safe.&nbsp; What began as a means of promoting the general welfare has morphed into a regulatory burden that costs Americans $1.8 trillion annually--more than the GDP of all but nine countries in the world today!</p><p><a href="http://www.acton.org/event/2015/acton-tap-government-less-more-dave-hebert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:32:16 +0000 nick.porter 6635 at http://www.acton.org Judaism, Christianity, and the West: Building and Preserving the Institutions of Freedom http://www.acton.org/event/2015/judaism-christianity-west-building-preserving-inst <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-eventheader"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_eventheader" width="682" height="150" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/one-and-indivisible-conference_2.jpg?1436207108" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-rightcolumn"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/154px-Jimslogo.jpg" style="width: 154px; height: 105px;" /></p> <p>Co-Sponsored by <a href="http://www.jims-israel.org/" target="_blank">Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies</a></p> <p>This conference will be broadcast live in English via <a href="http://livestream.com/ActonInstitute" target="_blank">Livestream</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 9, 2015 - <span class="date-display-start">11:00am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">5:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location-event"> <div class="field-label">Location: &nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.notredamecenter.org/" target="_blank">Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center</a><br /> Paratrooper&rsquo;s Road #3<br /> Jerusalem 9120502</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-more-information"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.acton.org/program/religious_liberty/judaism-christianity-west-building-preserving-inst">More Information</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Throughout the world today, freedom is often taken for granted. Yet freedom is the exception rather than the norm in human history. It is also the case that the institutions of freedom, and particular liberties such as political freedom, religious liberty, civil freedoms, and economic liberty in the West, were decisively shaped by Judaism and Christianity. Knowledge of these contribution, however, is dangerously absent from many public discussions of freedom, and its relationship to other important values, such as dignity and solidarity.</p><p><a href="http://www.acton.org/event/2015/judaism-christianity-west-building-preserving-inst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:25:08 +0000 Charissa Romens 6627 at http://www.acton.org Thriving Churches: Flourishing Communities http://www.acton.org/event/2015/thriving-churches-flourishing-communities <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-start">September 24, 2015 - 5:45pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">September 26, 2015 - 12:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location-event"> <div class="field-label">Location: &nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Weehawken, NJ</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-more-information"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.acton.org/program/tfavc/thriving-churches-flourishing-communities">More Information</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>How do we shepherd the flock in the search for economically healthy and socially just urban communities? What is the role of the local church in sustainable human development? Where do we find guidance for those facing unemployment and neighborhood displacement? Join us to explore how moral&nbsp;<em>and</em>&nbsp;economic clarity give direction in our mission to be true disciples, fostering effective charity, empowering our congregations and creating a context for urban flourishing.</p><p><a href="http://www.acton.org/event/2015/thriving-churches-flourishing-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:35:55 +0000 mhornak 6552 at http://www.acton.org Liberty & Markets Conference: Liberty and the Declaration of Independence http://www.acton.org/event/2015/liberty-markets-conference-liberty-declaration-ind <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-eventheader"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_eventheader" width="682" height="200" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/lm_header.jpg?1436206075" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-rightcolumn"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Audience: Acton alumni who are currently enrolled in or have recently completed graduate level work</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-start">October 1, 2015 - 5:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">October 3, 2015 - 11:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location-event"> <div class="field-label">Location: &nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Holland, MI</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-more-information"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.acton.org/program/liberty_markets/liberty-and-markets-conference-topics">More Information</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>This conference will aim at obtaining greater understanding of the claims for individual and political liberty contained in the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence has come to be seen as a text that is central not only to our political order, but to understanding ourselves as a people. One argument, long advanced, contends that the Constitution can only be understood in light of the animating principles of equality as enunciated in the Declaration of Independence.</p><p><a href="http://www.acton.org/event/2015/liberty-markets-conference-liberty-declaration-ind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:08:31 +0000 Charissa Romens 6623 at http://www.acton.org An Evening with Rev. Robert A. Sirico: Acton's 25th Annual Dinner http://www.acton.org/event/2015/evening-rev-robert-sirico-actons-25th-annual-dinne <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-eventheader"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_eventheader" width="1170" height="300" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/BannerWeb.jpg?1436453382" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event2col"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <style type="text/css">.page-title { display: none; } .field-type-datetime{ display: none; } .field-field-registration{ display: none; } .price-details-event{ font-size: 18px !important; font-family: "trajan-pro-3","Times New Roman",Times,serif !important; color: #b0291b;} .navbar #block-menu-menu-primary-all-lang ul.menu{ z-index: 100 !important; } </style> <!-- MODAL windows--> <div aria-labelledby="myModalLabel" class="modal fade" id="firstSpeaker" role="dialog" tabindex="-1"> <div class="modal-dialog" role="document"> <div class="modal-content"> <div class="modal-header"><button aria-label="Close" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" type="button"><span aria-hidden="true">&times;</span></button> <h4 class="modal-title" id="myModalLabel">KRIS ALAN MAUREN</h4> </div> <div class="modal-body"> <div class="row" style="border-bottom: 1px solid #eaeaea; margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 20px;"> <p style="font-size: 14px; padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px;">Kris Mauren is co-founder and executive director of Acton Institute, an international educational and public policy organization based in Grand Rapids, Michigan and with international offices in Rome, Italy and Buenos Aires, Argentina.&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-size: 14px; padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px;">The Institute publishes scholarship and film and organizes educational seminars around the world for current and future religious leaders across denominations promoting an understanding of the ethical dimensions of the free market economy. The Institute also works with business leaders, helping them to embrace their work as a worthy calling and to encourage their positive moral defense of a free society characterized by individual liberty and personal moral responsibility.&nbsp; Since its inception in 1990, The Acton Institute has experienced tremendous growth and today employs more than 50 people with an annual budget of $10,000,000.</p> </div> </div> <!-- --></div> <div class="modal-footer"><a class="btn btn-primary" href="http://www.acton.org/about/staff/kris-alan-mauren" type="button">Read More</a></div> </div> </div> <!-- --><!-- MODAL windows--> <div aria-labelledby="myModalLabel" class="modal fade" id="secondSpeaker" role="dialog" tabindex="-1"> <div class="modal-dialog" role="document"> <div class="modal-content"> <div class="modal-header"><button aria-label="Close" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" type="button"><span aria-hidden="true">&times;</span></button> <h4 class="modal-title" id="myModalLabel">REV. ROBERT A. SIRICO</h4> </div> <div class="modal-body"> <p><strong>Rev. Robert A. Sirico</strong> is known by many as a public intellectual. He often appears in the pages of prominent newspapers and on the radio and television, being called upon for statements regarding economics, civil rights, and issues of religious concern. Rev. Sirico&rsquo;s contributions have been carried by the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/" target="_blank">New York Times,</a> <a href="http://www.wsj.com/" target="_blank">Wall Street Journal,</a> <a href="http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml" target="_blank">Forbes,</a> <a href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/">Washington Times,</a> <a href="http://www.cnn.com/" target="_blank">CNN,</a> <a href="http://abc.go.com/" target="_blank">ABC,</a> <a href="http://www.cbs.com/" target="_blank">CBS,</a> <a href="http://www.npr.org/" target="_blank">NPR,</a> and the <a href="http://www.bbc.com/" target="_blank">BBC,</a> among others. In his best-selling book, Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy, Rev. Sirico shows how a free economy is not only the best way to meet society&rsquo;s material needs but also the surest protection of human dignity against government encroachment.</p> <p>In addition to his leadership as president and co-founder of the Acton Institute, Rev. Sirico is a parish priest with responsibility for <a href="http://www.sacredheartgr.com./" target="_blank">Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church</a> in Grand Rapids. Rev. Sirico received his master of divinity degree from the Catholic University of America, with undergraduate study at the University of Southern California and the University of London. He holds an honorary doctorate in Christian ethics from Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio), as well as an honorary doctorate in social sciences from Universidad Francisco Marroqu&iacute;n in Guatemala.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <!-- --><!-- MODAL windows--> <div aria-labelledby="myModalLabel" class="modal fade" id="googleMap" role="dialog" tabindex="-1"> <div class="modal-dialog" role="document"> <div class="modal-content"> <div class="modal-header"><button aria-label="Close" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" type="button"><span aria-hidden="true">&times;</span></button> <h4 class="modal-title" id="myModalLabel">Event Location</h4> </div> <div class="modal-body"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="450" src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d5838.52381326365!2d-85.67896583298797!3d42.97275627556095!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x8819adcfaf751c93%3A0x1e39e5e099658dc7!2s303+Monroe+Ave+NW%2C+Grand+Rapids%2C+MI+49503!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1436475400269" style="border:0" width="100%"></iframe></div> </div> </div> </div> <!-- END Modal Windows--> <div class="row" style="margin-top: 40px; margin-bottom: 40px;"> <div class="well2"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-2"> <p><a href="#Hannan"><img alt="Rev. Robert A. Sirico" class="img-responsive" src="/sites/v4.acton.org/files/rev-robert-sirico_md.jpg" /></a></p> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-4"> <p>Keynote Speaker<br /> <a href="http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/author/danielhannan/" target="_blank"><strong>Rev. Robert A. Sirico</strong></a><br /> <strong>President, Acton Institute</strong></p> <a class="bio-readmore" data-target="#secondSpeaker" data-toggle="modal" href="#">Read Full Bio</a></div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-2">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <h2 class="col-xs-12">Acton Annual Dinner 2015</h2> </div> <div class="row" style="border-bottom: 1px solid #eaeaea; margin-top: 20px;"> <div class="col-xs-12"> <p>&ldquo;Liberty,&rdquo; <em>wrote Lord Acton</em> &ldquo;is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.&rdquo; In 1990, a priest from Brooklyn and a young businessman from Seattle set out to promote this idea by establishing a small think tank in Grand Rapids, Mich. Since then, the Acton Institute has become one of the world&rsquo;s most respected voices on individual liberty, human dignity, free enterprise, and limited government. By connecting these elements to the insights of the Judeo-Christian tradition, our work incisively explores central questions of man, society, and culture. Through a broad slate of lectures, conferences, publications, documentaries, and DVD curricula, Acton impacts tens of millions each year with its trademark synthesis of faith and freedom. We are thankful to God and to our supporters for all we have accomplished, and look forward to extending this outreach in the years to come.</p> <p>We invite you to join us as we will celebrate Acton&rsquo;s 25th anniversary on October 21 at DeVos Place in beautiful downtown Grand Rapids. Rev. Robert A. Sirico, Acton&rsquo;s co-founder and president, will be give our keynote address. Acton co-founder and executive director, Kris A. Mauren, will also be making remarks at this landmark event. Register today to reserve your table or seat!</p> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-6"><!-- first section prices --> <h6 style="margin-bottom: 10px;">Lord Acton Circle</h6> <p class="price-details-event" style="margin: 0px;">$5000.00</p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>Includes the following:</strong></p> <ul> <li>VIP seating for your table of 10 guests</li> <li>Recognition of you or your company in our program and on Acton&#39;s website</li> <li>Two tickets to a private pre-dinner cocktail reception with Rev. Robert Sirico</li> <li>Acton Institute 25th Anniversary lapel pin for you and all of your guests</li> </ul> </div> <!-- first section prices END --> <div class="col-md-6"><!-- second section prices --> <h6 style="margin-bottom: 10px;">Liberty Circle</h6> <p class="price-details-event" style="margin: 0px;">$3000.00</p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>Includes the following:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Premier seating for your table of 10 guests</li> <li>Recognition of you or your company in our program and on Acton&#39;s website</li> <li>Includes invitation to receptions before and after the dinner</li> <li>Acton Institute 25th Anniversary lapel pin for you and all of your guests</li> </ul> </div> </div> <!-- second section prices END --><!-- third section prices --> <div class="row" style=" padding-bottom: 20px;"> <div class="col-md-6"> <h6 style="margin-bottom: 10px;">Single Dinner</h6> <p class="price-details-event" style="margin: 0px;">$150.00</p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong>Includes the following:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Includes invitation to receptions before and after the dinner</li> <li>Acton Institute 25th Anniversary lapel pin</li> </ul> </div> <!-- third section prices END --> <div class="col-md-6"> <h3>Due to limited seating, we encourage you to reserve a Lord Acton or Liberty Circle table today.</h3> <!-- fourth section prices END --></div> <!-- END row --></div> <!-- END row --><!-- END Featured Guest Section --> <div class="row" style="margin-top: 40px; margin-bottom: 40px; border: 1px solid #eaeaea;"> <div class="col-md-12"> <div class="contact-section" style="margin-top: 40px;"> <h4>Contact event coordinator Nick Porter</h4> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-4 col-md-2"><img alt="Nick Porter" class="img-responsive" src="/sites/v4.acton.org/files/nporter_md-1.jpg" /></div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-8 col-md-10"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-4">Phone number: 616-454-3080</div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-4">Email: <a href="mailto:nporter@acton.org">nporter@acton.org</a></div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-4"><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pub/nick-porter/70/a37/5b" target="_blank">LinkedIn Profile</a></div> </div> <a class="app-button" href="http://www.acton.org/webform/contact-event-coordinator-nick-porter" style="margin-top: 30px;" target="_blank">Contact Form via Acton</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!-- end row --><!-- end container --><!-- Featured Guests section--> <div class="row"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-6"> <h3>Daniel Hannan at the Acton Institute 24th Anniversary Dinner</h3> <div class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"><iframe class="embed-responsive-item" height="150" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/T3qUilPHebk" width="300"></iframe></div> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-6"> <h3>P.J. O&#39;Rourke at the Acton Institute 23rd Anniversary Dinner</h3> <div class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"><iframe class="embed-responsive-item" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WaA7CbWeIiw"></iframe></div> </div> </div> <!-- <div class="row" style="margin-top: 80px;"> <h1 class="col-xs-12">A Thank You to This Year&rsquo;s Sponsors</h1> <h3 class="col-xs-12">Liberty Circle Sponsors</h3> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-3"> <ul class="well2-king"> <li class="well2"><a href="http://www.allegragr.com/">Allegra Marketing . Print . Mail</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <!-- row END --> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-rightcolumn"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-6"> <h2>Location</h2> <ul style="margin-left: 0px;"> <li style="list-style-type: none; margin-left: 0px;"><a href="https://devosplace.org/"><strong>DeVos Place</strong></a></li> <li style="list-style-type: none; margin-left: 0px;">Steelcase Ballroom</li> <li style="list-style-type: none; margin-left: 0px;">303 Monroe Avenue NW</li> <li style="list-style-type: none; margin-left: 0px;">Grand Rapids, MI 49503</li> </ul> <p style="margin-top: 5px;"><a class="bio-readmore" data-target="#googleMap" data-toggle="modal" href="#" id="googleMapClick">View Map</a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 21, 2015 - <span class="date-display-start">6:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">10:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location-event"> <div class="field-label">Location: &nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-6"> <h3>Time</h3> <p><strong>6:00pm - 10:00pm</strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 50px;"><a class="bio-readmore" href="https://secure.acton.org/reg/cnt/2015annualdinner.php" style="padding 25px; font-size: 21px;" target="_blank">Register Now</a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-registration"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://secure.acton.org/reg/cnt/2015annualdinner.php" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:47:58 +0000 rober6thom 6632 at http://www.acton.org 2015 Houston Luncheon with Rev. Robert A. Sirico http://www.acton.org/event/2015/2015-houston-luncheon-rev-robert-sirico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-rightcolumn"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h3>admission</h3> <ul> <li>Individual Seats $50</li> <li>Student Seats $25</li> <li>Table Sponsorship $600</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 29, 2015 - <span class="date-display-start">12:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">1:30pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location-event"> <div class="field-label">Location: &nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/Houston.aspx">Omni Houston Hotel</a><br /> <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/4+Riverway/@29.761361,-95.459328,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8640c149a7a724c9:0xe592821059ddcfc1">Four Riverway<br /> Houston, TX 77056</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-registration"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://secure.acton.org/reg/cnt/2015_houston_luncheon.php" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-6"> <p><strong>A luncheon with Rev. Robert A. Sirico</strong><br /> <em>President, Acton Institute</em></p> <p>12:00 p.m. - Lunch followed by an address by Rev. Sirico</p> <p>For more information or to reserve your seats contact Nick Porter at<br /> 616.454.3080 or <a href="mailto:nporter@acton.org?subject=2015%20Houston%20Luncheon">nporter@acton.org</a></p> </div></div><p><a href="http://www.acton.org/event/2015/2015-houston-luncheon-rev-robert-sirico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 17:25:25 +0000 nick.porter 6636 at http://www.acton.org Liberty & Markets Conference: Economics from Smith to Friedman http://www.acton.org/event/2015/liberty-markets-conference-economics-smith-friedma <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-eventheader"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_eventheader" width="682" height="200" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/lm_header_1.jpg?1436206420" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-rightcolumn"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Audience: Acton alumni who are currently enrolled in or have recently completed graduate level work</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-start">November 5, 2015 - 5:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">November 7, 2015 - 11:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location-event"> <div class="field-label">Location: &nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Grand Rapids, MI</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-more-information"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.acton.org/program/liberty_markets/liberty-and-markets-conference-topics">More Information</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The goal of this conference is to introduce participants to classic authors and key concepts in free market economics. The intention is to go beyond basic matters of supply and demand and efficiency concerns to consider the broader social and institutional ramifications of a free market system. Participants will examine concepts such as the division of labor, the religious roots of capitalism, and economic crises, among others.</p><p><a href="http://www.acton.org/event/2015/liberty-markets-conference-economics-smith-friedma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:13:40 +0000 Charissa Romens 6625 at http://www.acton.org Liberty & Markets Conference: C.S. Lewis & Liberty http://www.acton.org/event/2015/liberty-markets-conference-cs-lewis-liberty <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-eventheader"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_eventheader" width="682" height="200" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/lm_header_0.jpg?1436206303" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-rightcolumn"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Audience: Acton alumni who are currently enrolled in or have recently completed graduate level work</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-start">December 3, 2015 - 5:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">December 5, 2015 - 11:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location-event"> <div class="field-label">Location: &nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Grand Rapids, MI</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-more-information"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.acton.org/program/liberty_markets/liberty-and-markets-conference-topics">More Information</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century, C. S. Lewis was a scholar at Oxford University for three decades and then a professor of Medieval and Renaissance literature at Cambridge University until the end of his career. An atheist throughout his early life, he converted to Christianity in 1931. He is not generally known as a political or economic commentator and usually avoided partisan commitments. Yet, in spite of his indifference to politics as such, he did often give prescient analysis of a variety of political topics.</p><p><a href="http://www.acton.org/event/2015/liberty-markets-conference-cs-lewis-liberty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:11:43 +0000 Charissa Romens 6624 at http://www.acton.org Liberty & Markets Conference: Evaluating the Idea of Social Justice http://www.acton.org/event/2015/liberty-markets-conference-evaluating-idea-social <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-eventheader"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_eventheader" width="682" height="200" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/lm_header_2.jpg?1436206535" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-rightcolumn"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Audience: Clergy, para-church workers, social workers, seminarians</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-start">April 21, 2016 - 5:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">April 23, 2016 - 11:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location-event"> <div class="field-label">Location: &nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Grand Rapids, MI</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-more-information"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.acton.org/program/liberty_markets/liberty-and-markets-conference-topics">More Information</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The purpose of this conference is to explore the idea of &ldquo;social justice&rdquo; 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.</p><p><a href="http://www.acton.org/event/2015/liberty-markets-conference-evaluating-idea-social" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:15:35 +0000 Charissa Romens 6626 at http://www.acton.org