The Catholic University of America

Nov. 6, 2013 

Conference on Religious and Economic Liberty

The Acton Institute and The Catholic University of America School of Business and Economics will hold a conference on "The Relationship between Religious and Economic Liberty in an Age of Expanding Government," and examine the important and complex relationship between religious liberty and other freedoms, particularly economic freedom.

In recent years, religious liberty in America and abroad has undergone varying degrees of challenges. In much of the West, actions by the government have made it more difficult for Christians and other believers to practice their faith, which includes not only the right to worship but also to exercise political, civil, and economic freedoms.

In "The Relationship between Religious and Economic Liberty in an Age of Expanding Government" speakers will examine how the Christian conception of religious liberty limits the state’s exercise of power, the manner in which the expansion of economic freedom creates new opportunities and challenges for believers, and how social welfare policies can inhibit or facilitate religious freedom.

WHO: Cardinal Robert Sarah (Pontifical Council 'Cor Unum'),
Russell Hittinger (The Catholic University of America)
Michael Novak (Author and former Ambassador)
Jay W. Richards (The Catholic University of America).

WHAT: Panel Discussion: The Relationship between Religious and Economic Liberty in an Age of Expanding Government

WHEN:  Monday, November 10, 2014
12 p.m.-5 p.m. (includes lunch and reception)

WHERE: Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, D.C.

This is the second conference in an international series of five on “One and Indivisible? The Relationship Between Religious and Economic Freedom.”

For more information or to request accommodations for disabilities, contact Beatriz Lopez in the school of business at lopezbe@cua.edu

MEDIA: To attend the event, media should contact the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600 or cua-public-affairs@cua.edu.

 

 

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