Acton Institute Events http://m.acton.org/index/events/feed Follow Acton Institute's Events with this feed. en Walking on Water: A Journey of Faith and Art with Makoto Fujimura http://m.acton.org/event/2014/walking-water-journey-faith-art-makoto-fujimura <div class="field field-type-text field-field-rightcolumn"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2>Admission</h2> <p>$20 Individual, $10 Full-Time Students</p> <h2>Schedule</h2> <p>6:30 pm--Doors Open and Registration. Wine, Cheese, and Appetizer Reception. Cash Bar will also be available.<br /> 7:00 pm-- Lecture and Q &amp; A with Makoto Fujimura who will speak on &quot;Walking on Water: A Journey of Faith and Art&quot;.<br /> 8:00 pm--Post-Lecture Reception, Meet &amp; Greet, and Book Signing with Makoto Fujimura.</p> <p>Space is limited--<strong>register now</strong>!</p> <p>To register or for more information regarding this event, please email Sarah Stanley at <a href="mailto:sstanley@acton.org?subject=Walking%20on%20Water%3A%20A%20Journey%20of%20Faith%20and%20Art&amp;body=Dear%20Sarah%2C%20I%20would%20like%20more%20information%20about%20%22Walking%20on%20Water%3A%20A%20Journey%20of%20Faith%20and%20Art%22%20with%20Makoto%20Fujimura">sstanley@acton.org</a> or call 616.454.3080.</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 23, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">6:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">8:30pm</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>Mark Murray Auditorium - Acton Institute</strong><br /> <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?q=98+Fulton+Street+East,+Grand+Rapids,+MI&amp;hl=en&amp;sll=45.00109,-86.270553&amp;sspn=10.596924,21.159668&amp;oq=98+e+fulton+st,+gr&amp;hnear=98+Fulton+St+E,+Grand+Rapids,+Michigan+49503&amp;t=m&amp;z=16">98 E Fulton St,&nbsp;Grand Rapids, MI 49503</a></p> <p>Valet parking will be available for this event. Street parking is available and free after 6 p.m. There are also paid parking lots <a href="http://www.downtowngr.org/map.php">nearby</a>. Please enter building off of Sheldon Blvd.</p> <h2><a href="https://secure.acton.org/reg/cnt/2014_mako.php"><img alt="" src="/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/artprize_mako.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 267px; float: left;" /></a></h2> </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_mako.php" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-5"> <p>&quot;<a href="http://www.makotofujimura.com/works/walking-on-water/"><em>Walking on Water - Azurite</em></a>&quot; is Makoto Fujimura&rsquo;s official entry for <a href="http://www.artprize.org/">ArtPrize 2014</a> right here in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the <a href="http://www.artprize.org/acton-building-acton-institute">Acton Institute building</a>!</p></div></div><p><a href="http://m.acton.org/event/2014/walking-water-journey-faith-art-makoto-fujimura" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:51:07 +0000 nick.porter 6381 at http://m.acton.org Makoto Fujimura LIVE Venue Reception & "Golden Sea" Film Screening http://m.acton.org/event/2014/makoto-fujimura-live-venue-reception-golden-sea-fi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-rightcolumn"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h3>Schedule</h3> <p><strong>6:00pm</strong> &mdash; Meet Makoto at Acton ArtPrize Venue<br /> <strong>7:30pm</strong> &mdash; Golden Sea Film Begins<br /> <strong>8:00pm</strong> &mdash; Q&amp;A, Book signing to follow</p> <p>Event is FREE and open to the public, seating is limited.</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 26, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">6:00pm</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 /> <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/98+Fulton+St+E,+Grand+Rapids,+MI+49503/@42.9628731,-85.6663569,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8819adc7216d302d:0xada9dbef993fd434">98 Fulton St. E, Suite 101<br /> Grand Rapids, MI 49503</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p class="rtecenter"><a href="http://goldensea.makotofujimura.com/">Visit the Golden Sea website</a> for more information on the monograph, film, and exhibition.</p> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-9"> <p><strong>Makoto Fujimura</strong> is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural shaper. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003-2009, Fujimura served as an international advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts.</p></div></div><p><a href="http://m.acton.org/event/2014/makoto-fujimura-live-venue-reception-golden-sea-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:06:55 +0000 Acton Web 6406 at http://m.acton.org Renewing America and Its Heritage of Freedom: What Freedom-Loving Americans Can Do to Help http://m.acton.org/program/als/renewing-america-its-heritage-freedom-what-freedom <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="229" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/people/Headshot.jpg?1410278617" /> </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/2014als.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">October 2, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">11:30am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">1:00pm</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</strong><br /> <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/98+Fulton+St+E,+Grand+Rapids,+MI+49503/@42.9628731,-85.6663569,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8819adc7216d302d:0xada9dbef993fd434">98 Fulton St. E, Suite 101<br /> Grand Rapids, MI 49503</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-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>Lunch will be provided.</p> </div> <div class="col-sm-6"> <h3>Pricing</h3> <p>$15 - Regular<br /> $10 - Full time students</p></div></div></div></div></div><p><a href="http://m.acton.org/program/als/renewing-america-its-heritage-freedom-what-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:37:43 +0000 Acton Web 6401 at http://m.acton.org An Evening with Daniel Hannan: Acton's 24th Annual Dinner http://m.acton.org/event/2014/evening-daniel-hannan-actons-24th-annual-dinner <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://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/24dinner_banner.jpg?1403547103" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event2col"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="well"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-2 text-center"> <p><a href="#Hannan"><img alt="Eric Metaxes" src="/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/Daniel_Hannan_by_Gage_Skidmore_medium.jpg" style="width: 142px; height: 175px;" /> </a></p> </div> <div class="col-sm-4"> <p>Keynote Speaker<br /> <a href="http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/author/danielhannan/"><strong>Daniel Hannan</strong></a><br /> <strong>Author, Journalist &amp; EU Parliament Member</strong></p> </div> <div class="col-sm-2 text-center"> <p><a href="#Sirico"><img alt="" src="/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/robert-sirico.jpg" style="width: 120px; height: 176px;" /></a></p> </div> <div class="col-sm-4"> <p>Remarks By<br /> <strong><a href="http://www.acton.org/about/staff/rev-robert-sirico">Rev. Robert A. Sirico</a></strong><br /> <strong>President, Acton Institute</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <hr /> <h3>Lord Acton Circle Sponsors</h3> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-3"> <ul> <li><strong>The E. L. Craig Foundation</strong></li> <li><strong>The Edgar and Elsa Prince Foundation</strong></li> <li><strong>The Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation</strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.libertyfund.org/">Liberty Fund, Inc.</a></strong></li> <li><a href="http://www.donorstrust.org/"><strong>DonorsTrust</strong></a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="col-md-3"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.autocam-medical.com/"><strong>Autocam Medical</strong></a></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.rothburyfarms.com/">Rothbury Farms</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://www.macatawabank.com/">Macatawa Bank</a></strong></li> <li><a href="http://www.notionsmarketing.com/default.aspx?PageID=1470&amp;MfgStart=C"><strong>Notions Marketing</strong></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.burcoinc.com/"><strong>Burco, Inc.</strong></a></li> <li><a href="http://cfcinc.com/"><strong>Capital Formation Counselors, Inc.</strong></a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="col-md-3"> <ul> <li><strong>Ken and Edie Muraski</strong></li> <li><strong>David and Tessa Milroy</strong></li> <li><strong>Eric S. O&rsquo;Keefe</strong></li> <li><strong>Paul and Jacki Kleinheksel</strong></li> <li><strong>J.C. and Tammy Huizenga</strong></li> <li><strong>Owen and Susan Roberts</strong></li> </ul> </div> <div class="col-md-3"> <ul> <li><strong>Arvin and Pearl Tap</strong></li> <li><strong>Lewis and Norma Van Kuiken</strong></li> <li><strong>Glenn and Mary Jane Creamer</strong></li> <li><strong>Mark and Marty Campbell</strong></li> <li><strong>Anonymous</strong></li> </ul> </div> </div> <h3>Liberty Circle Sponsors</h3> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-3"> <ul> <li><strong>The ICN Foundation</strong></li> <li><strong>The David and Carol Van Andel Foundation</strong></li> <li><a href="http://www.ufpi.com/"><strong>Universal Forest Products, Inc.</strong></a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="col-md-3"> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.mtmrecognition.com/">MTM Recognition</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.allegragr.com/">Allegra - Marketing . Print . Mail</a></strong></li> <li><a href="http://www.shrr.com/"><strong>Smith Haughey Rice &amp; Roegge</strong></a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="col-md-3"> <ul> <li><strong><a href="https://www.pioneerinc.com/">Pioneer Construction</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.wyomingcatholiccollege.com/">Wyoming Catholic College</a></strong></li> <li><a href="http://www.meijer.com/"><strong>Meijer, Inc.</strong></a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="col-md-3"> <ul> <li><strong>RDV Corporation</strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.kentcountytaxpayers.org/">Kent County Taxpayers Alliance</a></strong></li> <li><strong>Ralph W. Hauenstein</strong></li> <li><strong>John and Gail Nowak</strong></li> </ul> </div> </div> <hr /> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-4"> <h4>Individual Ticket</h4> <p><strong>Individual Ticket</strong>&nbsp;at $150 includes:</p> <ul> <li>Invitation to receptions before and after the dinner</li> </ul> </div> <div class="col-md-4"> <h4>Liberty Circle Sponsor</h4> <p><strong>Liberty Circle Sponsor</strong> at $3,000 includes:</p> <ul> <li>Premier seating for your table of 10 guests</li> <li>Recognition of you or your company in our program, from the podium, and on Acton&rsquo;s website</li> </ul> </div> <div class="col-md-4"> <h4>Lord Acton Circle Sponsor</h4> <p><strong>Lord Acton Circle Sponsor</strong> at $5,000 includes:</p> <ul> <li>VIP seating for your table of 10 guests</li> <li>Recognition of you or your company in our program, from the podium, and on Acton&rsquo;s website</li> <li>Two tickets to a private, pre-dinner cocktail reception with Daniel Hannan and Rev. Sirico</li> </ul> </div> </div> <p><strong>Rooms are available to dinner guests at the JW Marriott (616.242.1500) and the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (800.253.3590). Rooms are booking fast due to ArtPrize and other events, including ours, so be sure to book your room as soon as possible.</strong></p> <p class="text-center"><a class="btn btn-primary btn-lg" href="https://secure.acton.org/reg/cnt/2014annualdinner.php">Register Now</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-rightcolumn"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2>Schedule</h2> <p><strong>6pm</strong> Registration &amp; Reception<br /> <strong>7pm</strong> Dinner</p> <p>Black Tie Preferred</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">October 9, 2014 - <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"> <p><a href="http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/grrjw-jw-marriott-grand-rapids/"><strong>JW Marriott</strong> <strong>Grand Rapids</strong></a><br /> <a href="http://www.google.com/maps/place/235+Louis+St+NW/@42.965834,-85.673979,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8819adc536085173:0xce222b20b341920e">235 Louis Street NW<br /> Grand Rapids, MI 49503</a></p> <p>For more information, please contact Nick Porter at 616.454.3080 or <a href="mailto:nporter@acton.org?subject=Acton's%2024th%20Annual%20Dinner%20with%20Daniel%20Hannan">nporter@acton.org</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/2014annualdinner.php" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="well"> <p><a name="Hannan"></a><a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/4555/DANIEL_HANNAN_home.html"><strong>DANIEL HANNAN</strong></a> has represented South East England in the European Parliament since 1999. Hon. Hannan became an international sensation in March 2009, when a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94lW6Y4tBXs">YouTube clip</a> of his speech to then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown (United Kingdom) attracted 1.4 million views within 72 hours, making by far the most watched political clip in British history.</p></div><p><a href="http://m.acton.org/event/2014/evening-daniel-hannan-actons-24th-annual-dinner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 18:26:36 +0000 nick.porter 6328 at http://m.acton.org An Evening with G.K. Chesterton: Featuring Chuck Chalberg as G.K. Chesterton http://m.acton.org/event/2014/evening-gk-chesterton-featuring-chuck-chalberg-gk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-rightcolumn"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h3>Featuring Chuck Chalberg as G.K. Chesterton</h3> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/BM-6878_0_0.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 200px;" /></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">October 26, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">7:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">8:30pm</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 - Mark Murray Auditorium</strong><br /> <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/98+Fulton+St+E,+Grand+Rapids,+MI+49503/@42.9628731,-85.6663569,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8819adc7216d302d:0xada9dbef993fd434">98 Fulton St. E, Suite 101<br /> Grand Rapids, MI 49503</a></p> <h3>Pricing</h3> <p>$20 - Regular Ticket<br /> $10 - Full-time Students</p> <p>Appetizer reception, beverages, cash bar</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/2014_chesterton.php" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-6"> <p>G.K. Chesterton returns.&nbsp; Having visited this country in 1921 and 1930, Mr. Chesterton is back once again.&nbsp; Come hear G.K speak about America, which he thought was the only country with the soul of a church.&nbsp; And come hear what he has to say about the state of the family--and not just the American family--past and present.&nbsp; His starting point--and end point-- is this: &quot;Without the family we are helpless before the state.&quot;</p> <h3>Schedule</h3> <p>6:30pm - Doors Open<br /> 7:00pm - Event Begins</p></div></div><p><a href="http://m.acton.org/event/2014/evening-gk-chesterton-featuring-chuck-chalberg-gk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:53:59 +0000 Acton Web 6402 at http://m.acton.org Pastor Appreciation Day by For the Life of the World http://m.acton.org/event/2014/pastor-appreciation-day-life-world <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, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">9:00am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">11:00am</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 /> <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/98+Fulton+St+E,+Grand+Rapids,+MI+49503/@42.9628731,-85.6663569,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8819adc7216d302d:0xada9dbef993fd434">98 Fulton St. E, Suite 101<br /> Grand Rapids, MI 49503</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/pastor_appreciation.php" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>FREE Event, but registration is required</p> <p>West Michigan pastors are invited to a breakfast reception at Acton in order to explore the role of faith in culture and what that means for the church. Guests will learn about Acton&rsquo;s latest project, <em>For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles</em>; will hear from area pastors who have used this series in their churches; and will also receive a complimentary copy of both the series and <em>Field Guide</em>.</p><p><a href="http://m.acton.org/event/2014/pastor-appreciation-day-life-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:36:09 +0000 Acton Web 6414 at http://m.acton.org 2014 Houston Luncheon with Rev. Robert A. Sirico http://m.acton.org/event/2014/2014-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 30, 2014 - <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/2014_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 on</p> <h3><em>&quot;Is the People&#39;s Pope Against Prosperity?&quot;</em></h3> <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=2014%20Houston%20Luncheon">nporter@acton.org</a></p> </div></div><p><a href="http://m.acton.org/event/2014/2014-houston-luncheon-rev-robert-sirico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:07:18 +0000 nick.porter 6343 at http://m.acton.org Symposium on Common Grace in Business http://m.acton.org/event/2014/symposium-common-grace-business <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event2col"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2><strong>Keynote Conference Speakers</strong></h2> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-2"><img alt="" src="/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/peter_medium.JPG" style="width: 111px; height: 175px;" /></div> <div class="col-md-10"> <p><strong>Breakfast Keynote Speaker:</strong><br /> <strong>Dr. Peter Heslam</strong>-- Dr. Heslam is Director of <a href="http://www.transformingbusiness.net/">Transforming Business</a>, a multi-disciplinary research and development project on enterprise solutions to poverty at Cambridge University. He has established an international reputation for work at the interface between ethics, business, society, and culture.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-2"><img alt="" src="/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/richard-mouw_medium.jpg" style="width: 116px; height: 175px;" /></div> <div class="col-md-10"> <p><strong>Dinner Keynote Speaker:</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.fuller.edu/faculty/rmouw/"><strong>Dr. Richard Mouw</strong></a>--Dr. Mouw is an American theologian and philosopher. He is the former President of <a href="http://www.fuller.edu">Fuller Theological Seminary</a>, a position he held for 20 years. He is currently the Professor of Faith and Public Life at Fuller&#39;s School of Theology.</p> </div> </div> <hr /> <h2>Other Business and Thought Leaders Speaking</h2> <ul> <li> <div>Bing Goei, <a href="http://www.easternfloral.com/">Eastern Floral</a></div> </li> <li> <div>Sid Jansma Jr., <a href="http://www.wolvgas.com/">Wolverine Gas &amp; Oil</a></div> </li> <li> <div>Milt Kuyers, GMK Companies</div> </li> <li> <div>Amy Ruis, <a href="http://www.artofthetable.com/">Art of the Table</a></div> </li> <li> <div>Michelle Van Dyke, <a href="https://www.53.com/site">Fifth Third Bank</a></div> </li> <li> <div>Dr. Kelli Schutte, <a href="http://www.jewell.edu/home">William Jewell College</a></div> </li> <li> <div>Dr. Scott Quatro, <a href="http://www.covenant.edu/">Covenant College</a></div> </li> <li> <div>Dr. Bruce Baker, <a href="http://www.spu.edu/">Seattle Pacific University</a></div> </li> <li> <div>Dr. John Bolt, <a href="http://calvinseminary.edu/">Calvin Theological Seminary</a></div> </li> <li> <div>J.D. Loeks, <a href="https://celebrationcinema.com/">Celebration! Cinemas</a></div> </li> <li> <div>Dr. Scott Rae, <a href="http://www.biola.edu/">Biola University</a></div> </li> <li> <div>Dr. Vahagn Asatryan, <a href="http://www.redeemer.ca/">Redeemer University College</a></div> </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 31, 2014 (All day)</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.calvin.edu/prince/"><strong>Prince Conference Center | Calvin College</strong></a><br /> <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/3201+Burton+St+SE,+Grand+Rapids,+MI+49546/@42.9297354,-85.5893397,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x88184d5bb3537961:0x389176ea85682ce1">3201 Burton Street SE<br /> Grand Rapids, MI 49546</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.calvin.edu/innovation/events/commongracesymposium.html">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://securelb.imodules.com/s/814/index.aspx?sid=814&amp;gid=1&amp;pgid=1256&amp;cid=2255" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Members of the faith, business, and academic communities are invited to the Symposium on Common Grace: What it Means and Why it Matters, a one-day conference exploring Abraham Kuyper&#39;s works on common grace and how it applies to various business disciplines. The event will also celebrate the publication of the Acton Institute&#39;s first translation of Kuyper&#39;s works on common grace into English.</p><p><a href="http://m.acton.org/event/2014/symposium-common-grace-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:18:54 +0000 nick.porter 6383 at http://m.acton.org The Importance of Sound Money http://m.acton.org/program/als/importance-sound-money <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://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/people/2009%20Library%20Murphy%20Headshot.jpg?1411413480" /> </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/2014als.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">November 4, 2014 - <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>Acton Institute</strong><br /> <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/98+Fulton+St+E,+Grand+Rapids,+MI+49503/@42.9628731,-85.6663569,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8819adc7216d302d:0xada9dbef993fd434">98 Fulton St. E, Suite 101<br /> Grand Rapids, MI 49503</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-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>Lunch will be provided.</p> </div> <div class="col-sm-6"> <h3>Pricing</h3> <p>$15 - Regular<br /> $10 - Full time students</p></div></div></div></div></div><p><a href="http://m.acton.org/program/als/importance-sound-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:30:44 +0000 Acton Web 6413 at http://m.acton.org 2014 Chicago PovertyInc. Premiere http://m.acton.org/event/2014/2014-chicago-povertyinc-premiere <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="256" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/poverty-inch.jpg?1411408243" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-rightcolumn"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2>Schedule</h2> <p>6pm--Registration. Cocktail party with hors d&#39;oeuvres and cash bar.<br /> 7pm--Premiere of PovertyInc (94 min. approx.); Q&amp;A Panel to follow. Panelists TBD.</p> <p>Admission TBD.</p> <p>Registration is not open yet. Please check back for updates.</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">November 6, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">6:00pm</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><strong>Location TBD</strong><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3 class="rtecenter">The business of doing good has never been better.</h3> <hr /> <p class="big thin">The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry. Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change.</p><p><a href="http://m.acton.org/event/2014/2014-chicago-povertyinc-premiere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:37:44 +0000 nick.porter 6415 at http://m.acton.org The Famine Remembered: Lessons from Ukraine’s Holodomor and Soviet Communism http://m.acton.org/event/2014/famine-remembered-lessons-ukraine%E2%80%99s-holodomor-sovi <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="312" alt="" src="http://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/holodomir.jpg?1411396680" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-rightcolumn"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h3>Pricing</h3> <p>$20 Adults<br /> $10 Full Time Students</p> <p>Price includes one FREE drink ticket</p> <p>To register or for more information regarding this event, please email Sarah Stanley at <a href="mailto:sstanley@acton.org?subject=Walking%20on%20Water%3A%20A%20Journey%20of%20Faith%20and%20Art&amp;body=Dear%20Sarah%2C%20I%20would%20like%20more%20information%20about%20%22Walking%20on%20Water%3A%20A%20Journey%20of%20Faith%20and%20Art%22%20with%20Makoto%20Fujimura">sstanley@acton.org</a> or call 616.454.3080.</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">November 6, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">6:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">8:30pm</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 - Mark Murray Auditorium</strong><br /> <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/98+Fulton+St+E,+Grand+Rapids,+MI+49503/@42.9628731,-85.6663569,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8819adc7216d302d:0xada9dbef993fd434">98 Fulton St. E, Suite 101<br /> Grand Rapids, MI 49503</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/2014_famine.php" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Schedule</h3> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-6"> <p><strong>6:30pm</strong> &ndash; Appetizer Reception, Beverages, and Cash Bar, Meet Ms. Luba Markewycz, View Art</p> </div> <div class="col-sm-6"> <p><strong>7:00pm</strong> &ndash; Lecture presentation with Ms. Luba Markewycz and Dr. Samuel Gregg</p></div></div><p><a href="http://m.acton.org/event/2014/famine-remembered-lessons-ukraine%E2%80%99s-holodomor-sovi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:39:21 +0000 Acton Web 6405 at http://m.acton.org Saving the First Freedom: Religious Liberty in the Age of Big Government - Live via Satellite http://m.acton.org/event/2014/saving-first-freedom-religious-liberty-age-big-gov <div class="field field-type-text field-field-rightcolumn"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h3>Schedule</h3> <p>Doors Open--11:30am</p> <p>Live Streaming Begins--12pm</p> <p><strong>Lecture 1 (30 mins)</strong><br /> Cardinal Robert Sarah</p> <p><strong>Lecture 2 (30 mins)</strong><br /> Dr. Jay W. Richards (30 mins)</p> <p>For more information regarding this event, please email Sarah Stanley at <a href="mailto:sstanley@acton.org?subject=Walking%20on%20Water%3A%20A%20Journey%20of%20Faith%20and%20Art&amp;body=Dear%20Sarah%2C%20I%20would%20like%20more%20information%20about%20%22Walking%20on%20Water%3A%20A%20Journey%20of%20Faith%20and%20Art%22%20with%20Makoto%20Fujimura">sstanley@acton.org</a> or call 616.454.3080.</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">November 10, 2014 - <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"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Acton Institute</strong><br /> <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/98+Fulton+St+E/@42.962882,-85.666344,17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m2%213m1%211s0x8819adc7214952bb:0x469e5934db130751">98 E. Fulton Street<br /> Grand Rapids, MI 49503</a></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> <h3>Pricing</h3> <p>$15 individual registration; $10 students.<br /> Lunch included.</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/2014_preserving_satellite.php" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Throughout Western developed nations, there is dawning recognition that robust protections for religious liberty can no longer be taken for granted. Less understood are the ways in which infringements of other political, civil and commercial forms of freedom can subtly undermine religious liberty: but also vice-versa. Businesses and other institutions of civil society now need to consider how the restrictions of religious freedom by governments throughout the Western world is likely to affect them. What then is the relationship of religious liberty to other expressions of freedom?</p><p><a href="http://m.acton.org/event/2014/saving-first-freedom-religious-liberty-age-big-gov" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:35:49 +0000 Acton Web 6407 at http://m.acton.org Preserving Religious Liberty in an Age of Expanding Government http://m.acton.org/event/2014/preserving-religious-liberty-age-expanding-governm <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://m.acton.org/sites/v4.acton.org/files/events/one-and-indivisible-conference_0.jpg?1408990172" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event2col"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Registration:</strong> Begins at 11:00am</p> <p><strong>Cost:</strong> $15 General; <a href="https://secure.acton.org/reg/cnt/preserving2014_free.php" target="_blank">Free for University Faculty and Students</a></p> <p>Hosted by Catholic University of America and Sponsored by the School of Business and Economics</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">November 10, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">12:00pm</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>Pryzbyla Center Great Room<br /> <a href="http://www.cua.edu/" target="_blank">Catholic University of America</a><br /> 620 Michigan Ave NE<br /> Washington, DC 20017</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/preserving-religious-liberty-age-expanding-governm">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.acton.org/reg/cnt/preserving2014.php" target="_blank">Register Now</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Throughout Western developed nations, there is dawning recognition that robust protections for religious liberty can no longer be taken for granted. Less understood are the ways in which infringements of other political, civil and commercial forms of freedom can subtly undermine religious liberty: but also vice-versa. Businesses and other institutions of civil society now need to consider how the restrictions of religious freedom by governments throughout the Western world is likely to affect them. What then is the relationship of religious liberty to other expressions of freedom?</p><p><a href="http://m.acton.org/event/2014/preserving-religious-liberty-age-expanding-governm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:10:32 +0000 Charissa Romens 6388 at http://m.acton.org C.S. Lewis and Liberty http://m.acton.org/event/2014/cs-lewis-liberty <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 20, 2014 - 5:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">November 22, 2014 - 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://m.acton.org/event/2014/cs-lewis-liberty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:55:43 +0000 Charissa Romens 6379 at http://m.acton.org