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.

For the Life of the World

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Your “resource of the day” comes courtesy of our friends at the Acton Institute, who have recently released a seven-part film series called For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles: Ever wondered what it means to be “in the world but not of it?” For the Life of the World: Letters to the [Read More...]

How employing people with disabilities transformed a business

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We read this story by Joseph Sunde a few days ago on ActonPowerBlog and thought it was well worth sharing. Joseph himself was responding to a news story  that appeared recently in Christianity Today: I was…heartened to read the story of Randy Lewis, a senior vice president at Walgreens, whose son, Austin, faced similar obstacles as someone with autism, [Read More...]

Is anything too small for God?

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Recently at the Acton Institute’s Commentary page, Jordan Ballor was musing on C. S. Lewis, theology, and economics: At the conclusion of the first of his two chapters exploring the theological virtue of faith in Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis provides a brief illustration….Lewis wants to show that a key element of faith is the understanding of [Read More...]

Do you need resources? Of course you do

Resources for understanding God and influencing culture. [Read more...]

Does the moral consensus on human trafficking apply to economics?

If the church is against slavery, it must be for freedom. [Read more...]

Everything really is awesome

A key step in coming to understand our calling to creative service is to realize that everything really is awesome, not in the trite sense that it is simply cool or nice, but rather that the entire created order is awe-inspiring in its scale and scope. It is awesome in its complexity. It is awesome in its diversity. It is awesome in its expression of God’s grace. [Read more...]


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