Blog author: jcarter
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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actonuThis is the week for the annual Acton University, a unique educational experience focused on the intersection of liberty and morality. Here are five facts you should know about Acton U.

1. Acton University is a four day annual conference on liberty, faith and free-market economics held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

2. Each even includes nine sessions in which attendees can create a customized learning path from 100+ courses taught by 55+ international, world class experts.

3. The conference is open to undergraduate and graduate students, professors, non-profit professionals, pastors, seminarians, entrepreneurs, business people, and anyone interested in deepening their understanding of the integration of sound economics, rigorous philosophy, and the Judeo-Christian faith.

4. New attendees at Acton U are required to take the four foundational lectures, courses that offer participants a framework and context rooted in Judeo-Christian anthropology. The courses are: Christian Anthropology, Christian Vision of Government, Economic Way of Thinking, and Biblical Foundations of Freedom. These foundational courses are also offered online for free at AU Online.

5. Out of all the conferences offered in the U.S. every year, Acton U is by far the one where you will learn the most about freedom and economics and meet the most intriguing people from around the world. It is also the greatest recurring event in the history of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Note: Point #5 may stretch the meaning of the term “fact.”

Acton University 2013 Flash Drive Bundle

Acton University 2013 Flash Drive Bundle

Own all of the lectures from Acton University 2013 on a USB flash drive with this inexpensive bundle.  Valued at $55.44, these lectures were recorded live at Acton University 2013 sessions.  The drive itself comes with lectures numbered, including the lecturer and course title in the file name.

Includes plenary lectures from:

Rev. Robert Sirico, co-founder of the Acton Institute and author of Defending the Free Market
Marina Nemat
, author of Prisoner of Tehran
William McGurn
, former chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush
Samuel Gregg, author of Becoming Europe and Tea Party Catholic

Includes lectures from the following popular speakers:

Andreas Widmer, author of The Pope and the CEO
Jordan Ballor, author of Ecumenical Babel and Get Your Hands Dirty
Anthony Bradley, author of Keep Your Head Up and Liberating Black Theology
Victor Claar, author ofFair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution
Jonathan Witt, lead writer for the PovertyCure initiative
Kishore Jayabalan, director of Istituto Acton
Charlie Self, author of Flourishing Churches and Communities: A Pentecostal Primer on Faith, Work, and Economics for Spirit-Empowered Discipleship
Michael Butler, author of Creation and the Heart of Man: An Orthodox Perspective on Environmentalism
Vincent Bacote, Director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College
John Armstrong, author of The Unity Factor: One Lord, One Church, One Mission

...and more!

Visit the official Acton University website for information on attending in person!

Click on "details" for a complete lecture listing.

$9.95

  • Matt

    Why doesn’t this article include the date of the event?

    • Elise Hilton

      ActonU 2014 is going on right now. It’s typically the third week of June. If you click on the Acton University link above, it will take you to the site, and it will soon have information about next year’s conference.

      • Marc Vander Maas

        And don’t forget to follow @ActonUnicorn on Twitter!