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This conference will explore applying the insights from process philosophy and transpersonal psychology to the issues we are facing today. How can we bring our understandings into the world to create a more sustainable, just, and humane civilization for future generations? Our aim will be to explore how Whitehead’s metaphysics can be applied to connect insights from transpersonal psychology with fostering sustainable, ecological civilization. We see this as an opportunity to build strategic relationships and develop some mechanisms for the…Find out more »
13th International Forum on Ecological Civilization 2nd International Youth Forum on Ecological Civilization As a positive vision of human flourishing, ecological civilization is about more than what we can do, it involves who we can become. It’s not merely about having more or doing more, but about being more. Being an “eco-person” speaks to the deeper motivations behind the kinds of actions we need to take in response to our complex social and environmental crisis. The development of eco-persons is connected with the qualitative measure…Find out more »
Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks, Alaska and the Center for Process Studies Over the past 90 years since Alfred North Whitehead’s seminal publication, Process and Reality, his relational, open, organic worldview has taken shape in a myriad of unique ways. It has been said that Process Theology is one of the most important movements in 21st Century American liberal theology, in connection with liberation theology, feminist theology, eco-theology, religious pluralism, religion and science, panpsychism, panentheism, postmodern, and…Find out more »
12th International Whitehead Conference Process philosophy has championed the idea that the universe is in the making. There is no ultimate controlling body or ruling set of laws that can make justice to what is concrete. As Whitehead put it in Modes of Thought, concrete reality is not to be reduced to a barren tautological absolute where life and motion are nothing but dreams. As a consequence, creativity is placed by Whitehead as the ultimate behind all forms, inexplicable by forms,…Find out more »
We're gathering leaders from across the state of Vermont to participate in a one-day event called Vermont 2050: Rethinking the Urban-Rural Relationship, that will take place at the Middlebury College Bread Loaf Campus on September 15, 2019. In partnership with the Center for Process Studies and Middlebury College, The Institute for Ecological Civilization will facilitate a charrette-style discussion that will allow participants from a wide range of industries and backgrounds to engage face-to-face in designing a plan we call Vermont…Find out more »
All are welcome to take part in the first Yeoju Eco-Forum to be held in Yeoju, Korea from October 3-5, 2019. The theme of the forum will be ‘Interfaith Dialogue on Ecological Civilization.’ Yeoju City, IPDC, Daejin University and Daesoon Jinrihoe will be the copartners of the forum. We are very confident that each person in attendance will be a great asset to this forum. The Goal of Yeoju Eco-Forum The goal of the Yeoju Eco-Forum is to bring…Find out more »
CPS Reception (M23-516) Saturday - 9:00 PM-11:00 PM | Omni-Gaslamp 2 (Fourth Level) Join us for food, drink, and fellowship. Visit with old friends, make some new ones, and get the latest info on development in the international process-relational community. Non-Violent Theism: Power, Persuasion, and Peace (A23-420) Saturday - 5:30 PM-7:00 PM | Hilton Bayfront-Indigo 204A (Second Level) Tri-Sponsored w/ Open & Relational Theologies Unit, Theology of Martin Luther King Jr. Unit, and Liberal Theologies Unit Are some theologies - some models…Find out more »
***This event has been postponed. For updates, please visit philosophyofpsychedelics.com.*** In recent years a resurgence of studies into psychedelic states of experience has arisen in the cognitive sciences to such an extent as to gain the moniker, The Psychedelic Renaissance. The focus of these scientific studies has been upon the immediate medicinal value that psychedelics may bestow; but the value that the examination of such exceptional experiences may bestow upon the philosophy of mind, phenomenology, ethics, and academic metaphysics is a field yet…Find out more »
***We regrettably inform you that the 14th International Forum on Ecological Civilization & the 3rd International Youth Forum on Ecological Civilization must be postponed due to the coronavirus. The Forum was scheduled to be held from April 24-25 in Claremont, California, and April 27 at Willamette University, in Oregon.
We have learned that the U.S. Embassies in Beijing and Shanghai will not reopen until the beginning of May. Consequently, Chinese participants have no way to get their visas before our forum. We feel very sorry about this postponement and will keep you informed about rescheduling.
Your understanding is very greatly appreciated. For updates, please visit www.postmodernchina.org. ***
Six days of international dialogue on the most important challenges we face: rethinking governance, economies, food, education, communities, and more. The Claremont Eco Forum (a.k.a. the International Forum on Ecological Civilization) continues to be one of the largest forums on ecological civilization in the world. Since 2006, this annual forum has drawn together a global cohort of creative academics, activists, artists, non-profit leaders, and governmental officials who are dedicated to rethinking our society toward an ecological civilization. You're invited to…Find out more »