Conference Series

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the late John Paul II’s social encyclical Centesimus Annus, the Acton Institute is sponsoring a series of 9 lectures between 2005 and 2007

Centesimus Annus opened up new horizons in the area of Catholic social teaching.

The common theme of these conferences is to highlight Centesimus Annus’ contributions to Christian social thought, and it’s insights into the political, economic, and cultural dilemmas confronting the modern world.

Eight of the nine lectures will be held in Rome and one will be held in Lublin, Poland.

The conferences will deal with various themes from the encyclical including:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Subsidiarity and solidarity
  • The role of family in the free economy
  • Globalization
  • The environment
  • The vocation of business.

In conjunction with the lecture series, the Acton Institute is awarding Travel Grants and Academic Scholarships to qualified seminarians and graduate students.