Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty

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The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is a right-wing think-tank blending religion and free-enterprise ideology to promote laissez-faire economics. The Institute organizes seminars for religious, academics, and business leaders to link free-market economics and religion and publishes books, journals, and opinion promoting its ideals.

The Acton Institute has been particularly aggressive in attacking social justice activists that use religion as an organizing tool, with the Acton Institute attacking campaigners against poverty and against hunger. The Acton Institute has also been quite active in challenging global warming and has worked to minimize religious concern over the issue.

Local Funding

The Acton Institute receives funding from a variety of West Michigan area foundations including the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation, the Edgar and Elsa Prince Foundation, the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, and the Jay and Betty Van Andel Foundation.

Funding from Corporations

The Acton Institute has received $215,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

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