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The First International Conservative Conference on Social Justice

Recorded on September 27, 2005

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.