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July 2019

The Future of Process Theology

July 24, 2019 - July 26, 2019
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks, Alaska, 4448 Pikes Landing Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99709 United States
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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…

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August 2019

Process as Creativity — Process as Concern

August 27, 2019 - August 30, 2019
University of Brasília Brasília, Brazil Brazil + Google Map

  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,…

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September 2019

Thomas Jay Oord at Willamette University

September 14, 2019 - September 15, 2019
Montag Den, Willamette University, 900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
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Oasis Community Church and The Center for Process Studies at Claremont School of Theology present scholar, theologian, professor, author, and international speaker Thomas Jay Oord in two events at Willamette University. “God Can’t: An Answer to Evil”September 14 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm “Why Christians Need Science, and Science Needs Christians”September 15 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm Both events will take place in Montag Den on campus. These events are co-sponsored by the Oasis Community Church. More information and registration can be found at…

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Vermont 2050: Rethinking the Urban-Rural Relationship

September 15, 2019
Middlebury College, 4229 Route 125
Ripton, Vermont 05766
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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…

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October 2019

Yeoju Eco-Forum: Interfaith Dialogue for Ecological Civilization

October 3, 2019 - October 5, 2019
SunValley Hotel, Yeoju City, Republic of Korea Yeoju City, Korea, Republic of + Google Map

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…

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Learning Lab at Claremont Institute for Process Studies

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - December 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am PDT
Middle Tree, 250 W 1st St #210
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Join the first course in CIPS's new Learning Lab: Healthy Future or Planetary Catastrophe? Might Process Philosophy Help? WHO: Dr. John B. Cobb, Jr. WHAT: Ten Lectures in Ten Weeks WHEN: October 12th thru December 14th Saturdays, 9:00am - 11:00am WHERE: Middle Tree 250 W 1st St #210 Claremont, CA 91711 In this course, Dr. Cobb will present a series of ten lectures that critically examine our current condition and constructively propose an alternative for the future, informed primarily by the philosophy of…

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Everything Counts: Process Theology and the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

October 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm PDT
Cooper Room, Claremont School of Theology, 1325 N College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Join John Sweeney for an encore of his paper from the recent Future of Process Theology conference in Fairbanks, AK. This paper is divided into four parts: (I) an introduction regarding my interest in the topics being set side by side: process theology and the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. (II) Some background on the Big Bear Alpine Zoo (BBAZ), including an introduction to the guiding philosophy of the BBAZ, one aspect of which is the current Curator, Bob Cisneros, saying “everything…

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Liberal Arts: Values in Higher Education for Ecological Civilization

October 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Executive Dining Room, University of LaVerne, 1950 Third St,
La Verne, CA 91750
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At University of LaVerne, one of the four core values is "ethical reasoning." Accordingly, the university "affirms a value system that actively supports peace with justice, respect of individuals and humanity, and the health of the planet and its people." How can such values be translated into classroom learning? Can a robust liberal arts model prepare students for solving our world's complex social and environmental problems? This workshop will employ the insights of process philosophy for developing a model of…

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Book Launch: Silence is Not the Answer

October 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Haddon, Claremont School of Theology, 1325 North College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Join CPS, Process & Faith, and the Center for Lutheran Studies for this fall's Book Club. Celebrate this new book with a Q&A session, discussion about how to use the book, and dinner. The event is free but reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. Send RSVP to tjohnson@cst.edu. Authors include: George S. Johnson (CST alum) Vivian Johnson Thom Johnson (CST Alum & Director of CST Center for Lutheran Studies) Brenda Bos (CST Alum) John B. Cobb, Jr (Professor Emeritus)   In…

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November 2019

2019 AAR Annual Meeting

November 23, 2019 - November 26, 2019

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…

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