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From the archives of the Acton Institute, Acton Vault brings you stories, talks, conversations, and lectures from our 30-plus years of history – all focused on illustrating the Acton Institute's vision of a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.
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From the archives of the Acton Institute, Acton Vault brings you stories, talks, conversations, and lectures from our 30-plus years of history – all focused on illustrating the Acton Institute's vision of a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.
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    Abraham Kuyper's principles for Christian liberalism

    Abraham Kuyper's principles for Christian liberalism

    In this episode, we bring you a presentation that was delivered as part of the 2022 Acton Lecture Series, featuring Matthew Tuininga, Ph.D., associate professor of Christian ethics and the history of Christianity at Calvin Theological Seminary, speaking on Abraham Kuyper's principles for Christian liberalism. Kuyper was a staunch critic of the secularist liberalism he identified as the legacy of the French Revolution, but in its place he advocated what might be described as Christian liberalism. 
     
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    • 59 min
    John O'Sullivan on Margaret Thatcher, her government, and her character

    John O'Sullivan on Margaret Thatcher, her government, and her character

    In this episode of Acton Vault, John O’Sullivan, president of the Danube Institute in Budapest, accepted the 2011 Faith and Freedom Award on behalf of Lady Margaret Thatcher during Acton’s 2011 Anniversary Dinner. 
     
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    • 36 min
    Tocqueville's doctrine of self-interest rightly understood

    Tocqueville's doctrine of self-interest rightly understood

    In this episode of Acton Vault, John D. Wilsey, associate professor of church history and philosophy at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, dissects Alexis de Tocqueville’s understanding of self-interest and how it helps preserve liberty within the bounds of democracy. 
     
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    Video: John Wilsey On How To Read de Tocqueville's 'Democracy In America' 

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    • 26 min
    Poverty Cure Summit interview with George Ayittey

    Poverty Cure Summit interview with George Ayittey

    In this episode, we bring you an insightful conversation between Michael Matheson Miller, Acton Institute senior research fellow and producer of the documentary Poverty, Inc., and the late George Ayittey, Ghanaian economist, author, and president of the Free Africa Foundation. 
    The Acton Institute’s Poverty Cure series includes supplementary conversations with renowned scholars, businesspeople, and nonprofit leaders. This is a conversation that took place in 2020. 
    Ayittey died on January 28, 2022, at the age of 76.
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    • 48 min
    Crisis in the public square

    Crisis in the public square

    In October 2018, Brazilian professor Lucas Freire delivered the 18th annual Calihan Lecture here at the Acton Institute.
    Freire was the 2018 recipient of the Novak Award, a $15,000 grant that rewards those early in their academic career who can demonstrate the relationship between religion, economic freedom, and the free and virtuous society.
    Recipients of the Novak Award make a formal presentation at an annual public forum known as the Calihan Lecture.
    Freire’s lecture was part of an international two-day conference, “Crisis in the Public Square: A Response from the Kuyperian Tradition.” 
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    • 57 min
    The Hero’s Journey with Jeff Sandefer

    The Hero’s Journey with Jeff Sandefer

    In this episode, we bring you a keynote address that was delivered as part of the 2017 Education and Freedom Conference, featuring Jeff Sandefer, co-founder of Acton Academy, a new and innovative K–12 school that offers a nontraditional approach to education—an alternative to standardized testing and rote memorization. 
     
    Sandefer opens his address by questioning the typical education model: “Common Core, standardized tests, control, regurgitation, [and] oversight—19th-century solutions in the 21st century. Perhaps this makes sense to some until you ask the question, ‘What if children really are far more capable than we ever imagined?’”
     
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    Jeff Sandefer — Acton Academy Co-Founder
     
    A Field Guide for the Hero's Journey — Acton Bookshop
     
    Ian Rowe on “Agency”: Empowering all children to achieve success —  Acton Line Podcast

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