Acton Institute Events http://www.acton.org/index/events/feed Follow Acton Institute's Events with this feed. en Acton Lecture Series: ' Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom' – Ryan Anderson http://www.acton.org/program/als/acton-lecture-series-truth-overruled-future-marria <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-peopleimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_peopleimage" width="214" height="300" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/people/Anderson_Ryan%20resized_0.jpg?1447170037" /> </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_anderson.php" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </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">February 11, 2016 - <span class="date-display-start">11:30am</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><strong>Acton Institute<strong> </strong></strong><strong><strong> </strong></strong><br /> 98 E. Fulton Street (<a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?gl=us&amp;daddr=98+Fulton+St+E,+Grand+Rapids,+MI+49503&amp;panel=1&amp;f=d&amp;fb=1&amp;dirflg=d&amp;geocode=0,42.962888,-85.666493&amp;cid=0,0,2003352862361582016&amp;hq=acton+institute&amp;hnear=acton+institute">Map</a>)<br /> Grand Rapids, MI 49503</p> <p>Street parking is available. There are also paid parking lots <a href="http://www.downtowngr.org/map.php">nearby</a>. Please enter building off of Sheldon Blvd.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-8"> <div class="well"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-6"> <h3>Schedule</h3> <p>11:30am - Doors Open<br /> 12:00pm - Lecture Begins<br /> 1:00pm - Book Signing</p> <p>Boxed lunch will be provided.</p> </div> <div class="col-sm-6"> <h3>Pricing</h3> <p>$15 - Regular<br /> $10 - Full time students</p> <p>For more information regarding this event, please email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:event@acton.org">event@acton.org</a> or call 616.454.3080.</p></div></div></div></div></div><p><a href="http://www.acton.org/program/als/acton-lecture-series-truth-overruled-future-marria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:40:54 +0000 etrancik@acton.org 6694 at http://www.acton.org A Gentleman’s Debate: Distributism vs. Free-Markets http://www.acton.org/event/2015/gentleman%E2%80%99s-debate-distributism-vs-free-markets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-rightcolumn"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><strong>Schedule</strong></h2> <p>6:30pm: Doors Open<br /> 7pm: Debate followed by a book signing</p> <h2><strong>Tickets</strong></h2> <p>Indiviuals $20 Students $10</p> <p><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Includes:&nbsp; Appetizer Reception, Beverages, Cash Bar</span></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">February 18, 2016 - <span class="date-display-start">6:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">9:30pm</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"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Acton Institute</strong><br /> 98 E. Fulton Street (<a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?gl=us&amp;daddr=98+Fulton+St+E,+Grand+Rapids,+MI+49503&amp;panel=1&amp;f=d&amp;fb=1&amp;dirflg=d&amp;geocode=0,42.962888,-85.666493&amp;cid=0,0,2003352862361582016&amp;hq=acton+institute&amp;hnear=acton+institute">Map</a>)<br /> Grand Rapids, MI 49503</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Street parking is available. There are also paid parking lots </span><a href="http://www.downtowngr.org/map.php" style="line-height: 1.5; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">nearby</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Please enter building off of Sheldon Blvd.</span></p> </div> </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/2016_debate.php" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </div> </div> </div> <h2 class="rtecenter">Tired of Agenda?<br /> Let&#39;s Talk Truth!</h2> <p class="rtecenter"><strong>Sound, intelligent, informed answers.</strong></p> <p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" src="/sites/v4.acton.org/files/Banner.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p class="rtecenter"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Please join us for a unique opportunity to witness a debate on a controversal topic of how to best practice morality within the markets with:</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.acton.org/event/2015/gentleman%E2%80%99s-debate-distributism-vs-free-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 19:17:07 +0000 etrancik@acton.org 6715 at http://www.acton.org Acton Lecture Series with Michael Matheson Miller http://www.acton.org/program/als/acton-lecture-series-michael-matheson-miller <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-peopleimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_peopleimage" width="180" height="300" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/people/miller1_1.jpg?1447448122" /> </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_miller.php" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </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">March 3, 2016 - <span class="date-display-start">11:30am</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><strong>Acton Institute</strong><br /> 98 E. Fulton Street (<a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?gl=us&amp;daddr=98+Fulton+St+E,+Grand+Rapids,+MI+49503&amp;panel=1&amp;f=d&amp;fb=1&amp;dirflg=d&amp;geocode=0,42.962888,-85.666493&amp;cid=0,0,2003352862361582016&amp;hq=acton+institute&amp;hnear=acton+institute">Map</a>)<br /> Grand Rapids, MI 49503</p> <p>Street parking is available. There are also paid parking lots <a href="http://www.downtowngr.org/map.php">nearby</a>. Please enter building off of Sheldon Blvd.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-8"> <div class="well"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-6"> <h3>Schedule</h3> <p>11:30am - Doors Open<br /> 12:00pm - Lecture Begins<br /> 1:00pm - Book Signing</p> <p>Boxed lunch will be provided.</p> </div> <div class="col-sm-6"> <h3>Pricing</h3> <p>$15 - Regular<br /> $10 - Full time students</p> <p>For more information regarding this event, please email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:event@acton.org">event@acton.org</a> or call 616.454.3080.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.acton.org/program/als/acton-lecture-series-michael-matheson-miller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 20:55:30 +0000 etrancik@acton.org 6716 at http://www.acton.org The Free and Virtuous Society featuring Rev. Robert A. Sirico and David L. Bahnsen http://www.acton.org/event/2016/free-virtuous-society-featuring-rev-robert-sirico <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="280" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/Banner_1170x280.jpg?1454364479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event2col"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><strong>Keynote Speakers</strong></h2> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-2"><img alt="" src="/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/Sirico_Robert-140-187.png" style="width: 140px; height: 187px; float: left; margin: 7px 3px;" /></div> <div class="col-md-10"> <p><a href="http://www.robertsirico.com/"><strong>Rev. Robert A. Sirico</strong></a> is the president and co-founder of the Acton Institute and the pastor at <a href="http://www.sacredheartgr.com/">Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish</a>, both in Grand Rapids, MI. A regular writer and commentator on religious, political, economic, and social issues, Rev. Sirico&rsquo;s contributions have been carried by the <em>New York Times</em>, the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>, <em>Forbes</em>, the <em>Washington Times</em>, CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, and the BBC, among others. In his recent book, <a href="http://www.defendingthefreemarket.com/"><em>Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy</em></a>, 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> <hr /> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-2"><img alt="" src="/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/Bahnsen_David-140x187.png" style="width: 140px; height: 187px; margin: 7px 3px; float: left;" /></div> <div class="col-md-10"> <p><a href="http://www.davidbahnsen.com/"><strong>David L. Bahnsen</strong></a> is founder of the Bahnsen Group, a private wealth management boutique based in Newport Beach. David has been named as one of <em>Barron&rsquo;s </em>America&rsquo;s Top 1,200 Advisors as well as on <em>Wall Street</em>&rsquo;s Top 40 Advisors Under 40 and <em>Financial Times</em> Top 400 Advisors in America. David directs all portfolio and strategic asset allocation decisions, personal wealth advising and advanced estate planning strategies for The Bahsen Group&rsquo;s high net worth individuals and families. David brought The Bahnsen Group independent through the elite boutique fiduciary, <a href="http://www.hightoweradvisors.com/#floor1">HighTower Advisors</a>, in April 2015 after eight years as a Chairman&rsquo;s Club Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and seven years as a First Vice President at UBS Financial Services. David is a co-founder of <a href="http://www.pacificaoc.org">Pacifica Christian</a> in Newport Beach, CA and currently serves as the Vice-President of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Development Committee.</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">March 3, 2016 - <span class="date-display-start">7:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">9:30pm</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.sapres.org/"><strong>St. Andrews Presbyterian Church</strong></a><br /> <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/600+St+Andrews+Rd,+Newport+Beach,+CA+92663/@33.6212366,-117.9155877,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80dcdffb4af4bf83:0x628efbc8ca4d808e">600 St. Andrews Road<br /> Newport Beach, CA 92663</a></p> <p><br /> &nbsp;</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.pacificaoc.org/acton/">More Information</a> </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.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/WOAaP4e767qvM5ZxQAq-gQ?t=1448296368" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pacifica Christian&rsquo;s<em> <a href="http://www.pacificaoc.org/academics/tgc/">The Great Conversation</a></em> series continues with Acton&rsquo;s own co-founder and president, <strong>Rev. Robert A. Sirico</strong>. The well-known writer and commentator on religious, political, economic, and social issues will join with Pacifica Christian&rsquo;s <strong>David Bahnsen</strong> for an evening conversation on <em>The Free and Virtuous Society</em>. Together, we will explore how we best take&nbsp;care of the least in harmony with free markets.</p><p><a href="http://www.acton.org/event/2016/free-virtuous-society-featuring-rev-robert-sirico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:37:45 +0000 nick.porter 6743 at http://www.acton.org 2016 Houston Luncheon with Rev. Robert A. Sirico http://www.acton.org/event/2016/2016-houston-luncheon-rev-robert-sirico <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="280" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/1170x280_0.jpg?1453921899" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event2col"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Private property and religious liberty go hand-in-hand? Are they inseperable or not?&nbsp; Rev. Robert A. Sirico, president and co-founder of the Acton Institute, will talk about how you cannot have one without the other and that they truly are indivisible in a free and virtuous society. Join Rev. Sirico and other friends of the Acton Institute for lunch and hear what he has to say by reserving your table of 8 or seat today!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-rightcolumn"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h3>Registration*</h3> <ul> <li>Individual seats $50</li> <li>Student Ticket $25</li> <li>Sponsorship (Table of 8) $600</li> </ul> <p>*Registrations from the cancelled 2015 Houston Luncheon are still valid unless you requested a refund.</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">March 10, 2016 - <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><strong>NEW VENUE!</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.westingalleriahoustonhotel.com/">The Westin Galleria Houston</a><br /> <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/5060+W+Alabama+St,+Houston,+TX+77056/@29.7382662,-95.4669083,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8640c16e8535900d:0xefa88247957c6f49">5060 West Alabama Street<br /> Houston, TX 77056</a><br /> P: (713) 960-8100</p> <p>For hotel reservations call 888-627-8514<br /> &nbsp;</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/2016_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><strong>11:30 a.m. </strong>- Registration Opens</p> <p><strong>12:00 p.m. </strong>- Lunch followed by a keynote address by Rev. Robert Sirico</p></div></div><p><a href="http://www.acton.org/event/2016/2016-houston-luncheon-rev-robert-sirico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:11:46 +0000 nick.porter 6741 at http://www.acton.org Acton Lecture Series: 'The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe' - Todd Huizinga http://www.acton.org/program/als/acton-lecture-series-new-totalitarian-temptation-g <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-peopleimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_peopleimage" width="250" height="245" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/people/Todd_Huizinga_1%20resized.jpg?1447348598" /> </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_huizinga.php" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </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">March 17, 2016 - <span class="date-display-start">11:30am</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><strong>Acton Institute</strong><br /> 98 E. Fulton Street (<a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?gl=us&amp;daddr=98+Fulton+St+E,+Grand+Rapids,+MI+49503&amp;panel=1&amp;f=d&amp;fb=1&amp;dirflg=d&amp;geocode=0,42.962888,-85.666493&amp;cid=0,0,2003352862361582016&amp;hq=acton+institute&amp;hnear=acton+institute">Map</a>)<br /> Grand Rapids, MI 49503</p> <p>Street parking is available. There are also paid parking lots <a href="http://www.downtowngr.org/map.php">nearby</a>. Please enter building off of Sheldon Blvd.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-8"> <div class="well"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-6"> <h3>Schedule</h3> <p>11:30am - Doors Open<br /> 12:00pm - Lecture Begins<br /> 1:00pm - Book Signing</p> <p>Boxed lunch will be provided.</p> </div> <div class="col-sm-6"> <h3>Pricing</h3> <p>$15 - Regular<br /> $10 - Full time students</p> <p>For more information regarding this event, please email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:event@acton.org">event@acton.org</a> or call 616.454.3080.</p></div></div></div></div></div><p><a href="http://www.acton.org/program/als/acton-lecture-series-new-totalitarian-temptation-g" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:19:09 +0000 etrancik@acton.org 6708 at http://www.acton.org Acton Lecture Series: 'Pope Francis, Poverty, and the Economy' - Samuel Gregg http://www.acton.org/program/als/acton-lecture-series-pope-francis-poverty-economy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-peopleimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_peopleimage" width="200" height="267" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/people/SJG%20portraits%20003_0.JPG?1447344707" /> </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_gregg.php" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </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">March 30, 2016 - <span class="date-display-start">11:30am</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><strong>Acton Institute</strong><br /> 98 E. Fulton Street (<a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?gl=us&amp;daddr=98+Fulton+St+E,+Grand+Rapids,+MI+49503&amp;panel=1&amp;f=d&amp;fb=1&amp;dirflg=d&amp;geocode=0,42.962888,-85.666493&amp;cid=0,0,2003352862361582016&amp;hq=acton+institute&amp;hnear=acton+institute">Map</a>)<br /> Grand Rapids, MI 49503</p> <p>Street parking is available. There are also paid parking lots <a href="http://www.downtowngr.org/map.php">nearby</a>. Please enter building off of Sheldon Blvd.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-8"> <div class="well"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-6"> <h3>Schedule</h3> <p>11:30am - Doors Open<br /> 12:00pm - Lecture Begins<br /> 1:00pm - Book Signing</p> <p>Boxed lunch will be provided.</p> </div> <div class="col-sm-6"> <h3>Pricing</h3> <p>$15 - Regular<br /> $10 - Full time students</p> <p>For more information regarding this event, please email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:event@acton.org">event@acton.org</a> or call 616.454.3080.</p></div></div></div></div></div><p><a href="http://www.acton.org/program/als/acton-lecture-series-pope-francis-poverty-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 16:19:27 +0000 etrancik@acton.org 6707 at http://www.acton.org Acton Lecture Series with Raymond Arroyo http://www.acton.org/program/als/acton-lecture-series-raymond-arroyo <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-peopleimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_peopleimage" width="208" height="156" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/people/sub_navphoto.jpg?1447424745" /> </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_arroyo.php" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </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">April 14, 2016 - <span class="date-display-start">11:30am</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><strong>Acton Institute</strong><br /> 98 E. Fulton Street (<a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?gl=us&amp;daddr=98+Fulton+St+E,+Grand+Rapids,+MI+49503&amp;panel=1&amp;f=d&amp;fb=1&amp;dirflg=d&amp;geocode=0,42.962888,-85.666493&amp;cid=0,0,2003352862361582016&amp;hq=acton+institute&amp;hnear=acton+institute">Map</a>)<br /> Grand Rapids, MI 49503</p> <p>Street parking is available. There are also paid parking lots <a href="http://www.downtowngr.org/map.php">nearby</a>. Please enter building off of Sheldon Blvd.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-8"> <div class="well"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-6"> <h3>Schedule</h3> <p>11:30am - Doors Open<br /> 12:00pm - Lecture Begins<br /> 1:00pm - Book Signing</p> <p>Boxed lunch will be provided.</p> </div> <div class="col-sm-6"> <h3>Pricing</h3> <p>$15 - Regular<br /> $10 - Full time students</p> <p>For more information regarding this event, please email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:event@acton.org">event@acton.org</a> or call 616.454.3080.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.acton.org/program/als/acton-lecture-series-raymond-arroyo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:32:52 +0000 etrancik@acton.org 6711 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 2016 Chicago Luncheon with Rev. Robert A. Sirico http://www.acton.org/event/2016/2016-chicago-luncheon-rev-robert-sirico <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="280" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/1170x280_1.jpg?1454100920" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-rightcolumn"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h3>Cost</h3> <ul> <li>Individual seats: $50</li> <li>Student Ticket: $25</li> <li>Sponsorship (Table of 8): $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">April 27, 2016 - <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.ucco.com/">University Club of Chicago</a><br /> <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?q=76+E+Monroe+St,+Chicago,+IL&amp;hl=en&amp;sll=45.00109,-86.270553&amp;sspn=11.41887,23.269043&amp;oq=76+e+mon&amp;hnear=76+E+Monroe+St,+Chicago,+Illinois+60603&amp;t=m&amp;z=16">76 East Monroe Street<br /> Chicago, IL 60603</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/2016_chicago_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><strong>11:30 a.m. </strong>- Registration Opens</p> <p><strong>12:00 p.m. </strong>- Lunch followed by a keynote address by Rev. Robert Sirico</p></div></div><p><a href="http://www.acton.org/event/2016/2016-chicago-luncheon-rev-robert-sirico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 18:55:31 +0000 nick.porter 6738 at http://www.acton.org Acton Film Series: Film Screening of 'An Inconvenient Tax' http://www.acton.org/event/2015/acton-film-series-film-screening-inconvenient-tax <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event2col"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h3>Acton Film Series: <a href="http://aninconvenienttax.com/about/">An Inconvenient Tax</a></h3> <p>Albert Einstein once wrote, &ldquo;The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.&rdquo; The product of 95 years worth of additions, subtractions, deductions, and exclusions, it has become such a headache that many are calling for it to be drastically simplified or even removed all together. With a looming fiscal crisis on the horizon, April 15th seems more like a scene from a B-Horror horror movie than a day to contribute to the common good of the nation. Political favoritism, ineffective social programs, and economic manipulations all reveal the need for tax reform. But how can Americans decide the best way to change the income tax when few people even understand the code or the vast extent to which it truly affects the country?</p> <p>&ldquo;An Inconvenient Tax&rdquo; explores the history of the income tax and brings to light the causes of its many complexities. The film follows the tax through wars, economic booms, and some of the most significant presidencies in U.S. history. To help crack the code, the film employs the country&rsquo;s top economic experts, commentators, and political voices. Noam Chomsky, Steve Forbes, Joseph Thorndike, Mike Huckabee, Charles Rossotti, Dave M. Walker, Neal Boortz, Michael Graetz, Daniel Shaviro, Leonard Burman, and others discuss not only the problems America faces in the tax code, but also give valuable insights on how to move forward. Finally, the film gives a voice to the creators of several tax reform solutions who claim to have found a better way. In a time when many Americans are concerned about the future of the economy, rising deficits, and unfair tax treatment, &ldquo;An Inconvenient Tax&rdquo; provides a crucial, honest look at the income tax. For the first time ever, Americans can engage in the tax debate with confidence and perhaps discover a new way to tax.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-rightcolumn"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h3>Schedule<img alt="" src="http://aninconvenienttax.com/about/" style="float: right;" /></h3> <p><strong>6:30pm</strong> - Doors open<br /> <br /> <strong>7:00pm</strong> - Screening</p> <h3>Pricing</h3> <p>Tickets are $12.<br /> Includes beverages and snacks.</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">April 28, 2016 - <span class="date-display-start">6:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">9:00pm</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>Acton Institute - Mark Murray Auditorium</strong><br /> 98 E. Fulton Street (<a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?gl=us&amp;daddr=98+Fulton+St+E,+Grand+Rapids,+MI+49503&amp;panel=1&amp;f=d&amp;fb=1&amp;dirflg=d&amp;geocode=0,42.962888,-85.666493&amp;cid=0,0,2003352862361582016&amp;hq=acton+institute&amp;hnear=acton+institute">Map</a>)<br /> Grand Rapids, MI 49503</p> <p>Street parking is available. There are also paid parking lots <a href="http://www.downtowngr.org/map.php">nearby</a>. Please enter building off of Sheldon Blvd.</p> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-3">&nbsp;</div> </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/2014_tax.php" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field_myiframe"> <h3 class="rtecenter">&nbsp;</h3> </div> <div class="field_myiframe"> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> </div> <p class="rtecenter"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="500" mozallowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/9512157?autoplay=1" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="700"></iframe></p> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:46:10 +0000 etrancik@acton.org 6710 at http://www.acton.org Acton Lecture Series with Rev. Robert A. Sirico http://www.acton.org/program/als/acton-lecture-series-rev-robert-sirico <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-peopleimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_peopleimage" width="200" height="300" alt="" src="http://www.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/people/sirico-stand_0.jpg?1447428839" /> </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_sirico.php" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </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">May 19, 2016 - <span class="date-display-start">11:30am</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><strong>Acton Institute</strong><br /> 98 E. Fulton Street (<a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?gl=us&amp;daddr=98+Fulton+St+E,+Grand+Rapids,+MI+49503&amp;panel=1&amp;f=d&amp;fb=1&amp;dirflg=d&amp;geocode=0,42.962888,-85.666493&amp;cid=0,0,2003352862361582016&amp;hq=acton+institute&amp;hnear=acton+institute">Map</a>)<br /> Grand Rapids, MI 49503</p> <p>Street parking is available. There are also paid parking lots <a href="http://www.downtowngr.org/map.php">nearby</a>. Please enter building off of Sheldon Blvd.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-8"> <div class="well"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-6"> <h3>Schedule</h3> <p>11:30am - Doors Open<br /> 12:00pm - Lecture Begins<br /> 1:00pm - Book Signing</p> <p>Boxed lunch will be provided.</p> </div> <div class="col-sm-6"> <h3>Pricing</h3> <p>$15 - Regular<br /> $10 - Full time students</p> <p>For more information regarding this event, please email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:event@acton.org">event@acton.org</a> or call 616.454.3080.</p></div></div></div></div></div><p><a href="http://www.acton.org/program/als/acton-lecture-series-rev-robert-sirico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 15:35:00 +0000 etrancik@acton.org 6712 at http://www.acton.org