Great Challenges: Greater Opportunities

Event Date: 
March 12, 2009 - 12:00pm

Dexter Ballroom
24 Ransom Avenue NE,
Grand Rapids, MI


Rev. Robert Sirico, president and co-founder of The Acton Institute, discusses some of the key cultural factors essential to a robust economy, including rule of law, trust and a worldview that encourages rather than undermines these things.

Short bio of the speaker

Rev. Robert A. Sirico is known by many as a public intellectual. He is often in the pages of prominent newspapers or on the radio or television, being called upon for statements regarding economics, civil rights, and issues of religious concern. However few know that in addition to his leadership as president of the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Rev. Sirico is a parish priest, with responsibility for St. Mary's Parish in Kalamazoo. He is also the founder and leader of a new religious order in formation. 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 the Franciscan University of Steubenville, as well as an honorary doctorate in social sciences from Universidad Francisco Marroquin.