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The Crisis of Liberty in the West

Date: Thursday 1st December 2016 Location: The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NN, United Kingdom The West today is in a state of crisis. Facing immense domestic economic and political problems, North America, Europe, and other Western nations are also struggling to address existential threats from without. But above all, the West appears to be suffering from a crisis of self-belief: one which touches centrally upon its attachment to the tradition of ordered liberty in politics, freedom in the economy, strong civil societies, and, perhaps above all, the unique synthesis of faith and reason that is at the root of Western civilization. To explore these questions concerning the Western tradition of human liberty and responsibility and its Judeo-Christian culture, Acton Institute will host a day-long conference on Thursday, December 1 2016 in London – The Crisis of Liberty in the West – bringing together leading thinkers from around the world. The event is co-sponsored by the Benedict XVI Centre. Among other topics, the speakers will discuss the origin and character of the West’s many problems, consider how these matters might be addressed in ways that draw upon the West’s unique heritage, and examine how Europe and North America can contribute to each other's revival. The speakers include Philip Booth, Professor of Finance, Public Policy and Ethics from St. Mary’s University. This event was made possible through the support of a grant from Templeton Religion Trust. The opinions expressed at these events are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Templeton Religion Trust.
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