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    The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is an American research and educational institution, or think tank, in Grand Rapids, Michigan (with an office in Rome). The institute's stated mission is "to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles". Its work supports free market economic policy framed within Judeo-Christian morality. It has been alternately described as conservative and libertarian.

    John Dalberg-Acton

    Address

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Staff and Associates

    Doug BandowBoard of Advisors, 1998-2011
    Alejandro ChafuenMember of the Board of Directors; Senior Fellow
    Robert SiricoPresident

    Websites

    Acton.org - Acton Institute
    Sections include: research, commentary, blog, Acton University, Lecture Series, awards, scholarships, Religious and Economic Freedom conferences, podcasts, publications and book shop
    Related Topic: Freedom of Religion

    Web Pages

    Acton Institute - YouTube
    YouTube channel of the Acton Institute

    Articles

    UpdFather Robert Sirico: Power Broker on the Rise, by Bill Berkowitz, AlterNet, 3 Jul 2001
    Discusses the Acton Institute, pointing out its major donors, and Sirico's involvement in various activities such as welfare reform, the environment and globalization, and his association with conservative groups
    Father Robert Sirico and his Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty are on a roll ... In 1990, Father Sirico founded Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Acton Institute. Named for historian and social philosopher Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, known as Lord Acton. The Institute's mission is to "promote a free and virtuous society, characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles." In the mid-nineties, the Acton Institute ... played a significant role during the welfare reform debate by establishing its National Welfare Reform Initiative in 1995.
    Related Topic: Robert Sirico

    Publications

    Religion & Liberty: Acton Institute's International Journal of Religion, Economics and Culture
    Since 1991, bimonthly until 2004, then quarterly

    The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Acton Institute" as of 12 Jul 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.