Documents, Events, Addresses

  • Online Library of Liberty - a collection of online texts "which have contributed to our understanding of the nature of individual liberty, limited and constitutional government, and the free market" - over 1,000 titles by over 350 authors, from ancient Sumeria to the present.
  • The Acton Lecture on Religion and Freedom Delivered by eminent individuals (both lay and clerical) from all faiths and denominations, the Acton Lecture is sponsored by the Centre for Independent Studies -- the leading independent public policy 'think tank' within Australasia. It provides a forum to discuss the contribution religious thought has made to freedom in the modern world and its effects on political, social and economic issues. Begun by the Centre for Independent Studies in 1998.

  • Christian Faith and Postmodernity, an Index of WWW Resources. Articles and book reviews compiled by Dr. Scott H. Moore (Department of Philosophy, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
  • Catholic Sources and the Declaration of Independence. Rev. John C. Rager. The Catholic Mind XXVIII, no. 13 (July 8, 1930).
  • Religion and the Founding of the American Republic Library of Congress.
  • Faith and Freedom The Christian Roots of American Liberty. A publication of the Christian Defense Fund.
  • The User's Guide to the Declaration of Independence, a project of the Claremont Institute.
  • The Busy Christian's Guide to Catholic Social Teaching, by Claretion Publications.
  • Roots of the Catholic Worker Movement. A collection of writings by Saints and Philosophers who Influenced Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin. Compiled by the Houston Catholic Worker.
  • The Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church. A collection the central statements of the Roman Pontiffs from a range of texts, including papal encyclicals, apostolic letters, and Conciliar documents, on matters relating to politics, economics, and culture.
  • Catholics in the Public Square - a three-year research project conducted jointly by the Commonweal Foundation and the Faith & Reason Institute and supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts, exploring the question: "an the Catholic church, with over 60 million adherents in the United States, make a distinctive contribution to American civic life?"


  • The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty. Inspired by the writings of the English historian Lord John Acton (1834-1902), the Acton Institute "seeks to articulate a vision of society that is both free and virtuous." It publishes two journals, Religion & Liberty and Markets & Morality.
  • The Ethics & Public Policy Center The Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) was established in 1976 to clarify and reinforce the bond between the Judeo-Christian moral tradition and the public debate over domestic and foreign policy issues.
  • The Economy Project, sponsored by The GK Chesterton Institute for Faith and Culture, Oxford. Advances the premise: "that every economy is a "cultural economy", and fundamentally an "ethical economy", the expression of an ethos . . . Christianity claims that our nature fulfils itself only in self-giving love. If this is true, it affects the goals and methods of economics. What kind of "sane economics" might emerge from such a transformation is the question that our project seeks to ask, if not to answer."
  • InterCollegiate Studies Institute - ISI works "to educate for liberty" — to identify the best and the brightest college students and to nurture in these future leaders the American ideal of ordered liberty. To accomplish this goal, ISI seeks to enhance the rising generation's knowledge of our nation's founding principles — limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility, the rule of law, market economy, and moral norms.
  • First Principles Online Journal - the web journal of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI). In order to further ISI’s mission of “educating for liberty,” it publishes, three times per week, new essays, articles, comments, and reviews related to six broad areas of inquiry: Western civilization, the American experience, free markets and civil society, America’s security, the conservative intellectual tradition, and higher education.
  • The Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal - "Continuing in the tradition of Dr. Kirk, the Center’s mission is to strengthen the foundations—cultural, economic, and religious—of Western civilization and the American experience within it."
  • The Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society - founded in 1992 by Michael Novak, Rocco Buttiglione, Father Richard John Neuhaus, Father Maciej Zieba, OP, and George Weigel to deepen the dialogue on Catholic social doctrine between North American students and students from the new democracies of central and eastern Europe. The seminar is built around an intense study of John Paul II's 1991 encyclical Centesimus Annus, supplemented by readings from the classics of American political theory and contemporary articles.
  • The Catholic Worker Movement, founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933, is "grounded in a firm belief in the God-given dignity of every human person [and] protests injustice, war, racism, and violence of all forms."