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    The Acton Institute announced today that Stephanie Slade, senior editor at Reason, the magazine of "free minds and free markets," has joined the Acton Institute as a fellow in liberal studies.

    “After years of attending and speaking at Acton events, I'm thrilled to be joining the team in a more formal capacity and looking forward to exploring new ways to bolster the intellectual foundations of a free society,” Slade said.

    Prior to joining Reason, Slade worked as a speechwriter, a pollster, and a regular contributor to U.S. News and World Report. In 2013, she was named a finalist for the Bastiat Prize for Journalism. In 2016, she was selected as a Robert Novak Journalism Fellow. She's a proud graduate of the University of Florida, where she studied economics and political science.

    “I’m delighted that Stephanie has joined us as a fellow in liberal studies,” said Stephen Barrows, Chief Operating Officer at the Acton Institute. “Stephanie’s trenchant analysis of our modern socio-political turbulence shows the enduring applicability of classical liberal ideas, and we’re privileged to have her on our team.”

    About the Acton Institute

    With its commitment to pursue a society that is free and virtuous, the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is a leading voice in the national environmental and social policy debate. The Acton Institute is uniquely positioned to comment on the sound economic and moral foundations necessary to sustain humane environmental and social policies.

    The Acton Institute is a nonprofit, ecumenical think tank located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Institute works internationally to "promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles."

    Interviews with Institute staff may be arranged by contacting Eric Kohn at (616) 454-3080 or at