Acton Institute to Preview New Film, ‘The Birth of Freedom,’ in Chicago

Published August 11, 2008

The Acton Institute will premier its new documentary film, “The Birth of Freedom,” on Thursday, September 4 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

While some believe freedom was born when men and women threw off the shackles of religious faith, “The Birth of Freedom” appeals to the evidence of history to show the roots of political and economic history are found in the Judeo-Christian tradition. This film’s scope stretches 2,500 years, through the rise and fall of great empires, from the fall of Rome to the rise of Europe, and from the birth of capitalism to the abolition of slavery, first in the English colonies and finally in a new nation dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

After the film, attendees will have the unique opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session with the Rev. Robert A. Sirico, Acton Institute president, and Acton Media Director Jay Richards.

You can register for the preview and view a trailer of this compelling film at Or call 800/345-2286.

The film will be shown at 7:00 p.m. with the after-film reception beginning at 8:30 p.m., at the museum, 220 East Chicago Avenue.