Acton Institute's 'Call of the Entrepreneur' Documentary to Premiere in Grand Rapids

May 11, 2007, 01:00 ET from Acton Institute

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The Call of the
 Entrepreneur," a new documentary from the Acton Institute, will premiere
 May 17 in Grand Rapids. The 60-minute work tells the stories of three
 businessmen: a dairy farmer in Michigan, a New York merchant banker, and a
 refugee from Communist China. In their own way, each of the entrepreneurs
 demonstrates how business creates wealth, raises living standards and
 promotes the common good of society.
     Iain Murray, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Competitive
 Enterprise Institute, said the Acton documentary was "the best visual
 exposition of the moral basis of entrepreneurialism and free enterprise I
 have ever seen."
     In the documentary, the Rev. Robert A. Sirico, president of the Acton
 Institute, joins Michael Novak, George Gilder and other experts in
 exploring how entrepreneurs shape our world. The commentators in the
 documentary explain how creative business people demonstrate, in their own
 way, a specific calling as the image bearers of God. As a "subcreator," the
 man or woman who engages in a new business enterprise participates in the
 free creativity of the Creator. Despite the common caricature, the
 entrepreneur is no greedy miser and must, ultimately, be directed toward
 the wants and needs of others
     Following the Grand Rapids event, the "Call of the Entrepreneur" will
 be premiered in a number of cities, including New York, Washington, London
 and Hong Kong. For more on the documentary -- and to view the trailer --
 please visit:
     The Acton Institute is a nonprofit, ecumenical research and education
 organization located in Grand Rapids. The Institute works internationally
 to "promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty
 and sustained by religious principles." For more on the Acton Institute,
 please visit
     Contact: Kristina Grabosky, 703-683-5004

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