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Work that matters

For over thirty years, the Acton Institute, a leading educational organization, has been integrating the ideas of religion and liberty. Our focus is on the role of religion in laying the moral foundation for a just society and on the role of freedom in securing the conditions under which religious conscience can be exercised.

Our mission is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles. Our strategy is to educate religious and business leadership around the world. We accomplish our mission through research, publications, conferences, lectures, and seminars.

Life at Acton

Acton is home to over 30 employees who work at our Grand Rapids office, with others working abroad at our affiliate offices in Rome and Buenos Aires. Acton is dedicated to making a truly global impact, and this is where it all starts. Our collaborative workspace layout and new office amenities serve to bring employees and guests together to discuss the ideals we seek to promote.

Even if they are not directly involved in planning, employees are encouraged to attend Acton events and engage with each other as well as the ideas we explore on a daily basis. We strive to live lives characterized by virtue and practicing what we teach. Acton also hosts fun events for employees, such as the spring/summer kickball league and office sports brackets.

Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Photo by Rudy Malmquist.

Our Location

The Acton Institute is headquartered in the heart of Grand Rapids, a beautiful riverside city in Western Michigan. We are housed in the Acton Building in downtown Grand Rapids, situated at the corner of Fulton and Sheldon in the Heartside Community.

Emerging Leaders Program

The Acton Emerging Leaders Program is an 8-week leadership development program at our headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI. The program brings together a cohort of student leaders from across the nation and globe for a transformative experience. During the summer, Emerging Leaders will gain professional experience, grow their network, and go deeper into the ideas of a free and virtuous society. 

Semester Internships

Through the Acton Institute Semester Internship, we strive to provide students with tangible experiences that serves their resume builders and help launch their careers, while also honing their skills and promoting Acton Institute’s mission of advancing a free and virtuous society.