Acton.org The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty
Excerpted from the website:
- The Mission of the Acton Institute is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.
- The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is named after the great English historian, Lord John Acton (1834-1902). He is best known for his famous remark: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Inspired by his work on the relation between liberty and morality, the Acton Institute seeks to articulate a vision of society that is both free and virtuous, the end of which is human flourishing.