The Rev. Sirico Leadership Fund
Rev. Robert Sirico’s story is a unique one, but it doesn’t have to be.
Once an ardent socialist, far from his faith, picketing for “free” healthcare and the redistribution of wealth, Rev. Sirico nevertheless experienced a sudden paradigm shift in his thinking. He met a friend who introduced him to new ideas, to better ideas, and clarified how those collectivist ideals, when put into practice, actually harm the most vulnerable, causing society to suffer as a whole. Soon after this awakening, Rev. Sirico would rekindle his faith, attend seminary, become an ordained priest, and eventually co-found the Acton Institute. At Acton, Rev. Sirico became a globally recognized champion for limited government and the thriving that comes by way of free markets.
There are countless others around the world just like Rev. Sirico: pastors, priests, and rabbis, as well as businessmen and women who are deeply concerned for the care of the poor and believe socialism is the solution to their problems. These influential individuals misunderstand socialism as a moral form of government, and lack the essential historical and economic insight into what actually occurs under centrally planned economies. Thankfully, with the proper economic guidance, these misconceptions can be set right. Individuals can come to understand how free markets and entrepreneurship, embedded in a moral culture, are the best solutions to complex problems.
We invite you to join us and support The Rev. Sirico Leadership Fund by making a donation today. Help the Acton Institute strategically find and train thought leaders like Rev. Sirico who will tremendously impact their communities, both locally and globally.
The Acton Institute would like to thank the initial supporters who have stepped up and contributed to this Leadership Fund. With their leadership gifts, they have laid the groundwork for remarkable success.
JC & Tammy Huizenga | David & Debra Humphreys | John & Nancy Kennedy, III
Frank & Sally Hanna | Michael & Maureen Muraski | Jeff & Laura Sandefer |
David & Carol Van Andel | Lewis & Norma Van Kuiken