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Please join Kris Alan Mauren, co-founder and president of the Acton Institute, on
Wednesday, March 29 
at the
Westin Galleria Houston,
for lunch and a special keynote address by
Dr. John C. Pinheiro on "Virtue, Freedom, and the American Founding."

George Washington said that “of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.” 

In this address, Dr. John Pinheiro, Research Director at Acton Institute, will explore the American Founding in light of Washington’s wisdom about the connection between freedom and virtue.

Register now to save your spot at this popular event or become an official sponsor of our Houston Luncheon.

Sponsoring a table is a great way to secure your own seat at the lunch and introduce your friends and colleagues to Acton’s mission as well.

Table sponsorship benefits include:

  • reserved VIP seating for ten (10)
  • recognition in our printed program, at the event, and on Acton’s website

To reserve your table, register online or email [email protected] or call 616-369-5716. 

Dr. John C. Pinheiro
Dr. John C. Pinheiro
Acton Institute

Director of Research

John C. Pinheiro (PhD, University of Tennessee) is Acton’s Director of Research and oversees the Journal of Markets and Morality, the institute’s book publications, academic grants and awards.

Previously, he was professor of history at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he founded the college's popular semester-in-Rome and Catholic Studies programs. His publications include academic and popular articles on the early American republic and American religious history. Prior to his professorship, he was assistant editor on the Presidential Series of the Papers of George Washington at the University of Virginia.  Dr. Pinheiro's books include the award-winning Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War (Oxford, 2014) and Manifest Ambition: James K. Polk and Civil-Military Relations during the Mexican War (Praeger, 2007). In 2019 he published The American Experiment in Ordered Liberty for the Acton Institute.

Event Details

Start Date

End Date


Westin Galleria Houston, Monarch Ballroom
5060 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77056
United States


11:30 a.m. Registration Opens
12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Program Begins
1:30 p.m. Conclusion of Event

  • $1,000 Event Sponsorship (Table of 10 reserved VIP seats)
  • $75 Individual Ticket
  • $50 Student Ticket

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