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February 2020

John Cobb 95th Birthday Celebration

February 11
Pilgrim Place, 625 Mayflower Rd.
Claremont, CA 91711
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Honoring 95 Years of a Life In Process And marking the first anniversary of his latest adventure . . . The Claremont Institute for Process Studies. This February John Cobb turns 95 years young. Join us as we celebrate his accomplishments and aspirations.   6:00 – 6:45pm: Social Hour 6:45 – 7:45pm: Banquet 8:00 – 8:45pm: Program --------------- $40 Per Plate or $280 Per Table   Tickets available at claremontprocess.org Please consider supporting CIPS by adding a donation when you check out.    

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Common Good International Film Festival

February 13 - February 16
University of La Verne, 1950 Third Street
La Verne, CA 91750 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.   Stay tuned for a list of this year's films.   Visit commongoodfilms.org for the latest information.

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March 2020

Process and Reality Course with John Cobb

March 17 - April 21

In this six-session course John Cobb will provide an introduction to one of the most compelling and challenging philosophical texts of the Twentieth Century. Process and Reality is a notoriously difficult text, but the goal of this course is to enable students to not only skim the surface but probe its deeper dimensions. With his decades of experience as a scholar and teacher of Whitehead, Cobb will elucidate the major themes and illuminate the major concepts in a way that is accessible…

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April 2020

*Postponed* ULV Fasnacht Lecture: Catherine Keller

April 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
The Sara and Michael Abraham Campus Center, University of LaVerne, 2000 Second Street
La Verne, CA 91750 United States
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Down to Earth: Religion, Politics, and Climate   Catherine Keller is a George T. Cobb Professor of Constructive Theology in Drew’s Theological School. She teaches and lectures across a broad spectrum of Christian pluralism, ecofeminist, process and political theology. Books she has authored include From a Broken Web, Apocalypse Now & Then; God & Power; Face of the Deep; On the Mystery; Cloud of the Impossible; and most recently Political Theology of the Earth: Our Planetary Emergency and the Struggle for…

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*Postponed* ULV Teaching and Learning Seminar with John Cobb

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Quay Executive Board Room, University of La Verne La Verne, CA 91750 United States + Google Map

"What If a University Decided that Saving the World Is Important?"   Currently universities are largely organized around academic disciplines. These are value-free, and this means that they give no special priority to "saving the world." An influential book warns professors that if they want to contribute to that task they should do it on their own time. An alternate approach to the work of the university is that they should direct their efforts to making a contribution to responding creatively…

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*Postponed* The Philosophy of Psychedelics: Exploring Frameworks for Exceptional Experience

April 17 - April 20

***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…

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*Postponed* Ecological Civilization and Organic Communitarianism

April 24 - April 25
Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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***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. ***

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June 2020

Process Theology Summer Institute

June 1 - June 5
Claremont School of Theology, 1325 N. College Ave
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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The 2020 Process Theology Summer Institute is a 1-week concentration that includes three different adventures into process theology. The first segment will be a crash course on the fundamentals of process theology. The second segment will focus on putting process theology to work in the world. The third segment will put process theology in conversation with cutting-edge scientific insights. This year's course will be held across three locations: Claremont, CA; Salem, OR; and wherever you are! Join classes in person…

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Thirteenth Biennial Personalist Seminar: Whitehead and Berdyaev

June 23 - June 27

Program About 15-25 participants Program Structure In the 1957 Journal of Religion Charles Hartshorne published an important article “Whitehead and Berdyaev:  Is There Tragedy in God?” The Thirteenth Personalist Seminar will center around Alfred N. Whitehead and Nicolas Berdyaev, with separate days devoted to different aspects of their work.   The first day will introduce the group to Whitehead and Berdyaev in their contexts.  These discussions will be led by George Lucas, distinguished Chair in Ethics in the Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center…

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July 2020

6th European Summer School in Process Thought

July 27 - August 1
Franciscan Monastery, Panewnicka 76, 40-760 Katowice, Poland, Panewnicka 76
Katowice, Poland
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The European Society for Process Thought together with the Polish Whitehead Metaphysical Society announces the 6th European Summer School in Process Thought, which will be concerned with the differences of nature and beauty as well as of nature and culture and the resulting implications for the time of “Great Change” we face.   Call for Papers: Deadline: June 15, 2020 Contact: piotrles1@wp.pl Visit espt.eu for more detail   “Beauty is the mutual adaptation of the several factors in an occasion of experience.” (Whitehead,…

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