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Audio: Samuel Gregg on Rerum Novarum’s Relevance for Today

Acton Institute Director of Research Samuel Gregg is in Rome this week for Acton’s conference on the 125th anniversary of Pope Leo XIII’s ground-breaking encyclical Rerum Novarum. The conference – titled Freedom with Justice: Rerum Novarum and the New Things of Our Time – takes place on April 20th from 2-7:30 pm at the Roma-Trevi-Conference Center in Rome, Italy. Continue Reading...

EcoLinks 09.23.15

Toward a better understanding of religion and global affairs John Kerry, The National Catholic Review In June, Pope Francis’ historic encyclical “Laudato Si’” helped advocate for global measures to combat climate change. Continue Reading...

5 Facts About America’s Refugee Policy

Recently a number of religious groups—including some connected to the World Council of Churches and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops—have urged the U.S. government to resettle 100,000 Syrian refugees this coming fiscal year, in addition to increasing the total U.S. Continue Reading...