TIU's Annual Global Christian Week 2013
Father Robert Sirico
Father Robert Sirico is co-founder and president of the Acton Institute. Acton is a non-profit organization committed to promoting a vision of free-market economics within a Judeo-Christian moral framework through seminars, publications, and research. Father Sirico has written eight books on the topic of economics, including his most recent publication, Defending the Free Market. In this book, Father Sirico argues people should embrace capitalism as a moral imperative that improves the common good. Given his involvement in public policy and public affairs, it is a pleasure to have Father Sirico address the university.
Speaking Date: September 23-27 2013
Arthur Brooks is president of the American Enterprise INstitute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. He has authored hundreds of articles and 10 books including Wealth and Justice, an introduction to the intersections between economic systems, concerns about fairness, and lifting up the poor. His most recent book, The Road to Freedom, was a best-seller. Before pursuing his work in economics, Brooks spent 12 years as a professional French hornist with the City Orchestra of Barcelona and other ensembles. Participants will receive a free copy of Wealth and Justice.
Robert Lupton is the founder and president of FCS Urban Ministries in Atlanta. Through FCS, he has developed two mixed-income subdivisions, organized a multi-racial congregation, started a number of businesses, created housing for hundreds of families, and initiated a wide range of human services in his community. In his most recent book, Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It), Lupton challenges the predominant model of ministry to the poor, bringing lessons gained from four decades of work in community development ministry. Participants will receive a free copy of Toxic Charity.
Tom is senior pastor of Christ Community, an Evangelical Free church near Kansas City, and author of three books. His most recent book is Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work, a theological and practical exploration of vocation and the importance of work. He has two grown children and has been married to his wife Liz for thirty years.
Dr. Garber is founder and Director of the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, & Culture, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the idea that vocation is integral, not incidental, to the mission of God in the world. He has written on numerous topics, including vocation, spiritual themes in the music of U2, and the work of philosopher / polymath Michael Polanyi. Additionally, his experience includes many years teaching on Capitol Hill as part of the American Studies Program, and he has been Scholar-in-Residence for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. He is married to Meg and is the father of five children.