History and Mission
Acta Sanctorum is a nonprofit, internationally oriented, nondenominational, Christian organization founded in Chicago on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia. Since its inception in 2009, the organization has been shaped by the idea that freedom and responsibility must never be separated. The meaning of its Latin name (“Acts of the Saints”) reflects our fundamental purpose and the conviction that Christians have been entrusted with a mandate to better the world through words and deeds of love and justice.
The threefold mission of Acta Sanctorum:
Inform about the particular challenges present in post-communist countries, inspire by personal example and provide concerned individuals and organizations with an opportunity to engage in transforming these places to become more free, peaceful and just.
Assist people of faith in developing analytical skills and moral reasoning about the critical social and political issues of our day so they can effectively address these issues through their public witness and ministry.
Engage the wider public by publishing, presenting and providing expertise in the areas of Religion, Ethics and Public Life, Church and State, Public Ministry of the Church and New Religious Movements (Pentecostalism).