Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 17
LIVE FROM ACTON UNIVERSITY IN GRAND RAPIDS, MI
4:00 – Life as a Member of the Swiss Guard / A Theology of Work
Andreas Widmer served as a member of the Pontifical Swiss Guard from 1986-1988, protecting John Paul II. He talks to us about 10 lessons that he learned from Pope John Paul the Great. We also look at business in the context of an integrated moral life. Andreas will argue that not only can business be performed in a moral manner, but that business is essentially a moral enterprise, a good for society, an opportunity for virtue, and an essential element of the free society.
4:30 – Perils of the Inner City / Subsidiarity and the Poor
Ismael Hernandez is here to examine strategies to improve the socio-economic conditions of inner cities in North America. Fragile urban infrastructures are often vulnerable to patterns that impede human flourishing. Ismael presents an alternate vision for personal and communal uplift based on local entrepreneurial initiative.
5:00 – The Limits of Markets: Law and Moral Culture
Kishore Jayabalan is here to look at the limits of markets and the role of law in building a moral culture. While markets create and distribute wealth better than any other system, markets will produce what the culture demands. Kishore discusses how we can maintain freedom and prosperity while limiting markets when they become detrimental to freedom and virtue.
5:30 – Lesbians are like the best parents ever…NOT!
You’ve all seen the headlines by now: “Children of lesbian parents do well.” These headlines are based on a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. Jennifer Roback-Morse has read the study. She has 8 reasons why this study does not prove anything about the functioning of the children of lesbians. We also look at how marriage and family play important roles in building and maintaining both a strong society and a market economy. Dr. Morse explains how marriage and family breakdown have extreme short and long term economic costs.