About Acton Institute

The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is named after the great English historian, Lord John Acton (1834-1902). Inspired by his work on the relation between liberty and morality, the Acton Institute seeks to articulate a vision of society that is both free and virtuous, the end of which is human flourishing. To that end, the Institute engages in research, publishing, documentary film production, engagement with the media, and organizes seminars aimed at educating religious leaders, business executives, entrepreneurs, university professors, and academic researchers. Acton promotes sound economic thinking and an awareness of the moral underpinnings necessary for a free society.

Celebrating the work of mothers

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In our celebration of work — the dignity it brings, the service it provides, the provision it leads to — how often do we neglect to remember that which is spent outside the confines of the office or the interwebs? [Read more...]

“On call in culture”…..

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“There are opportunities that come up in which God could choose to use us, but if we’re not on call—if we’re not ready and willing—we could miss out on those opportunities and what we could learn through those experiences.” [Read more...]

“Catching Fire” and the call to freedom

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In Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins suggests that however a tyranny exercises its dominion–through pleasure or oppression–under the right circumstances conscience will inevitably spur some to rise up for the sake of the freedom that God demands from us all. [Read more...]


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