LIVE FROM ACTON UNIVERSITY IN GRAND RAPIDS, MI
First Topic – 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.
Second Topic – 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.