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I am thrilled to present to you a report from the first-ever African Christians for Liberty Conference. Though it is not “officially” affiliated with LibertarianChristians.com and our CFL conference last August, we nevertheless are excited for what they are doing and hope to be more involved with them in the future. Their conference was organized my Emeka Ezeugo, who works with Students for Liberty as well. We met in person last month at the International SFL Conference in Washington, D.C. and discussed their progress in Africa. Emeka’s report of their event follows:
On the 13th of March 2015, over 70 students converged on campus to take part in the first African Christians For Liberty Conference. Five institutions of higher learning were represented and the line up of speakers included Mr. Olumayowa Okediran, the African Programs Manager for Students For Liberty, Mr. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, the African Programs Associate for Students For Liberty and Mr. Dominic Agumba, Local Coordinator with Students For Liberty.
I am happy to announce that LibertarianChristians.com will be hosting a breakout session at the International Students for Liberty Conference next weekend. Come meet me, Jason Rink, Doug Stuart, and Chris Wolske as we talk about the challenges Christian libertarians face and propose bold ideas for the future of liberty and the Christian church.
Our session begins on Saturday at 11:15 a.m. (Washington 6 room), and is entitled Christian Libertarian Solutions to Common 21st Century Problems. From the program booklet description:
Christian libertarians face the dual challenge of being Christian in a largely secular libertarian world and of explaining libertarian perspectives in Christian communities. Yet Christian and libertarian beliefs are indeed complimentary and offer solutions to today’s problems. Come learn how to explain this synergy and grow our community.
Besides addressing these “big picture” ideas, we will also be introducing our upcoming program to connect Christian libertarians together through small group meetups. We hope that all Christian students attending will come visit us and learn more about what it means to be a Christian libertarian in the modern world.
This is just the first of many behind the scenes things happening at LCC, so stay tuned as we update you on all the great stuff we have in store for you in 2015!
Texas House Representative David Simpson delivered the following speech on October 8, 2014 at a Students For Liberty Event in Houston. This text was originally published at the SFL website. Rep. Simpson also recently was a keynote speaker for the first Christians for Liberty Conference. You can visit David’s website here.
We are here today to celebrate the next generation of pro-liberty leaders. In so doing I want to link pro-liberty leaders with America’s greatness.
America’s greatness is often depicted in its natural resources and so we sing: “O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain!” But America’s greatness lies not merely in the blessings of its rich resources of oil and gas, and farmland, but most of all within its people!
A people bound together by an idea, but even more than that, a conviction and recognition that individuals are endowed with certain inalienable rights—rights that cannot be severed from our being without doing violence to their humanity.
Recapping the interesting and significant news of this past week.
From the nanny-state department…
The Feds have now mandated that all new cars must be built with rear-view cameras by 2014. It’s for the children, people! We have to do EVERYTHING for the children to keep them “safe” no matter the cost!
The corrupt and insane Austin City Council (where I live) passed a plastic AND paper bag ban this past Friday morning (a 2 a.m. bill, no shame I guess). Here is what one of my friends had to say about it:
Plastic bags are an incredible benefit to society, allowing for a cheap, efficient, and more environmentally-friendly way to transport goods and later be recycled for all sorts of other uses, from acting as lining in a trash receptacle to cleaning up after pets. Furthermore, they are less burdensome for waste management and landfills.
Thank you, City of Austin, for saving humanity from a better tomorrow.
My sentiments exactly.
More Star Wars fun… Over at the Young Americans for Liberty blog, Zach Foster has begun a series of articles about Star Wars and Austrian economics. If you are a fan of either, this series will probably be fun for you.
The International Students for Liberty Conference was hosted just a few weekends ago in Washington D.C. (If you have been around LCC for a while, you know that I love SFL and have been quite involved with them over the past few years.) A major highlight of the conference was the Stossel show taping an entire episode with all the students. It was pretty interesting, and there was even a little controversy. You can view the episode in its entirety here:
Did you visit LCC this week? Here’s what you missed if not:
Have some relevant news and links you want to share? Post in the comments below. I read every comment and respond to almost all of them. Let me know what you’re thinking!
Last fall I gave a talk at the Students for Liberty Texas Conference 2010 during the Student Panel that touched on a variety of topics: leadership, activism, even some tidbits of philosophy. Here’s the Youtube video of the talk(while you’re at it, you should subscribe to the LCC Youtube Channel).
For more of the student panel videos, check out the full playlist.
I love Students for Liberty and look forward to seeing how this organization will change the world in the future.