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January 2018

Film Screening: The Real Dirt on Farmer John

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Pilgrim Place, 625 Mayflower Rd.
Claremont, CA 91711
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Join us for a screening John Peterson’s film, The Real Dirt on Farmer John. This film that explores John Peterson’s abandonment of conventional chemical farming and his mission to develop a thriving organic farm and a progressive farm community. This event also includes a discussion with the Director (John Peterson) who will also be joining us via Skype. Learn more about this film. And then join our collaborative conference on Sat to discuss how farmers and philosophers can work together…

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Farmers and Philosophers: Towards an Ecological Civilization

January 20
Pilgrim Place, 625 Mayflower Rd.
Claremont, CA 91711
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Agriculture has always been a defining characteristic of civilization. Yet unsustainable agricultural practices are a major reason why we now find ourselves in the midst of a serious environmental crisis. While discussions about regenerative and sustainable agricultural practices are increasingly common, there is still very little work being done to analyze the underlying frameworks--the worldviews--that ground our inherently exploitative systems of agriculture. This will be the first conference of its kind to address these unexamined presuppositions driving agricultural practices. If…

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February 2018

Seminar: Religion without Walls?

February 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST
Claremont School of Theology, 1325 N. College Ave
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Jerry L. Martin, the founder of Theology Without Walls, argues that no theology is adequate today that excludes revelations and enlightenments from other traditions. Spiritual truth is expanding beyond the boundaries of institutional religion. Can churches and other faith centers survive and thrive in a world of religion without walls? Bio: Jerry L. Martin, Ph.D., D.H.L., was formerly Chair Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Acting Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities. He is the editor of…

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CPS Advisory Board Meeting

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
Disciples Seminary Foundation, 300 West Foothill Blvd
Claremont, CA 91711-2709 United States
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Are you interested in the current state of the Center for Process Studies? Are you interested in participating in discussions about visions for the future of CPS? If so, join us for the next annual CPS Advisory Board meeting. The meeting will be held in the Great Room at Disciples Seminary Foundation (across the street from CST). Meeting Agenda

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Common Good International Film Festival

February 16 - February 19
Claremont School of Theology, 1325 N. College Ave
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Four days of films and discussions that elicit common sense, common decency, and the common good, while celebrating the wisdom of Alfred North Whitehead. With ten films meant to inform, inspire, and amuse, the Common Good Film Festival celebrates the work of filmmakers that tell the stories of those dedicated to the benefit of humanity. Registration & Details   FESTIVAL SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE Friday, 16 February, 2018 OPENING 10:00 am Faith & Film Class and Millennial jury begins with a private…

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March 2018

ECO -JUSTICE: Equity and Wellbeing in an Ecological Age

March 4 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm PST
Pilgrim Place, 625 Mayflower Rd.
Claremont, CA 91711
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COST: $15 general $10 students and seniors RSVP: Space is limited, register at eventbrite.com CONTACT: Debrah.f.vz@gmail.com PANELISTS: Joseph Prabhu, Co-Chair Southern CA Parliament of World’s Religions (SCCPWR) Professor Emeritus Cal State Los Angeles, Adjunct Professor Claremont Graduate University & Emeritus trustee of the Global Parliament of the World’s Religions Devorah Brous, founding Executive Director of Netiya which empowers people to grow food on faith-based lands in LA. She spent 15 years designing campaigns to advance human rights, community self-reliance, and environmental…

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Seminar: Quantum Mechanics Predicts Evolutionary Biology

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST
Butler 201, Claremont School of Theology

Watch Live Stream The mechanism underlying the process of evolution (apologies to Darwin’s metaphors) has been untenable, largely because it has occurred over the course of the history of the Earth in adaptation to geochemical and geophysical changes. The intersection of biology and physics has been pondered ever since the ancient Greeks, but no one has been able to deconvolute that interrelationship….until now. As a cell physiologist, I have spent 50 years studying the development of the lung as the…

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American Muslims in the Age of President Trump

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Presbyterian Church, 1111 N. Mountain Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Muslims, both within America and around the world, are the religious community that is most affected by the presidency of Donald J. Trump. Amir Hussain is both an American Muslim and a scholar of Islam in North America. Wearing either or both hats, it is clear to him that the remaining years of the Trump administration will continue to be difficult times to be an American Muslim. Professor Hussain will talk about the challenges raised for American Muslims, including issues…

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April 2018

Bicentennial Conference on Sayyid Ahmad Khan

April 7 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm PDT
Albrecht Auditorium, Claremont Graduate University, North Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Unlocking the Riches of Sayyid Ahmad Khan (SAK): A Muslim Humanist Intellectual SAK was a towering 19th century Muslim intellectual and leader. Born in the Indian Subcontinent under the British Raj, SAK offered some far-reaching insights on interconnections between humanism, science, and religion within the modern Islamic context. This conference will critically evaluate SAK’s thought and legacies for issues of contemporary significance, including but not limited to Religious Pluralism and Environmental Ethics. For more information, including conference schedule, visit cgu.edu.  …

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The Magic Between Us: Magic and Poetry

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Christ Church Parish – Ontario, 1127 N San Antonio Ave
Ontario, CA 91762 United States
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Deeper than a magic show. More than a poetry reading. Featuring: Clinton Combs is a Magician Member of the Academy of Magical Arts at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. He is also a philosopher and author of  Beyond Metaphysics. He has a MA in Philosophy and is a PhD Candidate in the Philosophy of Religion at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA. Delores Abdella Combs writes poetry that touches the heart. Her “Soft Words” style has captivated coffee house audiences and she has been the featured…

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