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Sep 27

The First International Conservative Conference on Social Justice

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

The welfare state and other policies of the political left have not achieved the social justice they promised, in the United States or around the world. By contrast, conservatives have led the fight to free fellow human beings from some of the gravest injustices of our day - whether from corrupt governments that squander resources while their populations suffer or from modern-day enslavement through sex trafficking.

Conservative policy has focused on restoring human dignity where it has been eroded by government dependence. It has encouraged action by institutions of civil society - families, houses of worship, and civic organizations - as the best means of ensuring the welfare of individuals, particularly children, the elderly, and other vulnerable members of society. In short, conservatives have confronted economic, social, and foreign policy issues with moral clarity about the condition and ends of human nature - and that represents the best course to a just society.

Please join us at this inaugural international conference examining how conservative policy advances social justice.

More About the Speakers

Opening Remarks

The Right Honorable Iain Duncan Smith
Member of Parliament,
United Kingdom

Civil Society and Human Rights

Jay Hein
Sagamore Institute

Religious Freedom
Paul Marshall
Center for Religious Freedom,
Freedom House

Human Rights Abuses and Trafficking
Linda Smith
Shared Hope International

Civil Society Alternatives to the Welfare State
Don Eberly
Civil Society Expert

International Trade to Alleviate Poverty
David Willetts
Member of Parliament,
Conservative Party of Britain

Toward Social Justice: The Evidence

The Honorable Daniel Coats

Freedom and Justice
Kim R. Holmes
The Heritage Foundation

The Market and Human Development
Sophia Aguirre
Catholic University of America

The Family and Social Renewal
Greg Fleming
Maxim Institute,
New Zealand

Abraham Lincoln Address
The Honorable Rick Santorum (R-PA)
United States Senate