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Kresta in the Afternoon – November 18, 2020 – Hour 1

SEG 4-1 Fr. Sirico Reflects on the Challenges of Today (2 segments)

Poverty remains one of the greatest challenges we face as a society and there are countless strategies on how to combat it. The ongoing pandemic has brought a new level of difficulty to helping raise people out of poverty. That’s the focus of a special conference at Acton Institute this week. Fr. Robert Sirico joins us, discussing the conference and weighing in on some of the challenges we’re facing today.

Fr. Robert Sirico

Fr. Robert Sirico is the president and co-founder of the Acton Institute. His writings appear in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal. Visit

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How freer markets can help during the coronavirus crisis

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Seg 4-3 Meet Abraham Kuyper

It was just over 100 years ago – November 8, 1920 – that Abraham Kuyper died. While not particularly well-known in Catholic circles, he is regarded among evangelicals as a “social entrepreneur” like no other and an institution builder. What lessons does he have for a time when trust in institutions is plummeting? We’ll talk with Jordan Ballor.

Jordan Ballor

Jordan Ballor is a senior research fellow and director of publishing at the Acton Institute. He is the General Editor of the Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology. He holds a Doctorate in Theology from the University of Zurich and a PhD from Calvin Theological Seminary.

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What Kuyper Can Teach Us 100 Years Later

Podcast: Jordan Ballor on why Abraham Kuyper matters

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