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Acton University & SBTS Course

19 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018


Southern Seminary students have an opportunity to attend Acton University for course credit, and scholarships are available.

What? Acton University is a conference that attracts over 1,000 people from all over the world each year. It features a wide variety of lectures on theology, philosophy, ethics, liberty, economics, theology of work, forms of government, social justice, causes of poverty, poverty alleviation, and much more.
When? This year Acton University will be held June 19-22 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Course Information: Southern students who attend Acton University can register for the SBTS course 29477: Topics in Ethics: Work, Poverty, and Hunger. Sessions at Acton and reading for the course will focus on a Biblical understanding of work, as well as causes of poverty and possibilities for its alleviation.
Cost: The cost for Acton University includes the conference registration fee, hotel for 4 nights, and all meals at the conference. The regular rate is $800 plus hotel, and the student rate is $550 plus hotel. However, we have arranged with the organizers to offer our students a rate of $550, including hotel.
Scholarships: In addition to the reduced rate, The Commonweal Project is offering student scholarships between $100 and $500. Scholarships are limited. Students who are interested should register for the course and then contact Dr. Magnuson (kmagnuson@sbts.edu) or Zach Carter (commonweal@sbts.edu) to apply or for more information.
Other Information: In addition to offering our students free hotel space in nice conference hotels, the organizers have offered our students a chance to have a private meeting with conference speakers.
Transportation: Transportation to and from Grand Rapids may be arranged for students at no cost. Contact Dr. Magnuson or Zach Carter for more information.
Conference Details: For information on Acton, including registration and schedule: http://university.acton.org/. Students should register for both the course and for the conference. Following your reservation of both the course on my.sbts and Acton’s reservation system, print your reservation confirmation, complete the form below, and we will work with the conference organizers on securing hotel rooms.


19 Jun 2018
22 Jun 2018


The Commonweal Project
Acton Institute