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March 20, 2015


In lieu of the Process and Faith Summer Institute, we are offering courses in conjunction with the Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization conference, June 4-7, 2015. The Seizing an Alternative conference is the result of several events held in conjunction: 10th International Whitehead Conference, 9th International Forum on Ecological Civilization, Inaugural Pando Populus Conference, Pilgrim Place Centennial Celebration, and Process & Faith Summer Institute.

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March 13, 2015

The most basic issue now being decided is whether the corporate takeover of political power in the United States and also much of the rest of the world will be completed or will begin to erode. The full takeover hinges on the passage of two so-called “trade” agreements. One, the Transpacific Partnership, is currently seeking “fast-track” treatment in Washington. The other is a similar agreement being negotiated with European countries.

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February 01, 2015

My short answer is an emphatic NO! For my part, I will say “Je ne suis pas Charlie.” Does that mean I sympathize with the murderers? No, it certainly does not, whoever they may have been. But why would one ask? There are victims of crimes with whom one can strongly identify. I could strongly identify with the murdered Dr. King. Some seem to think that Charlie suffered an attack because it was a model of heroism supporting the weak against their oppressors and exposing pretense and evil wherever they occurred.

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January 01, 2015

For biblical literalists, the question is whether God controlled the writing of these documents. The standard answer is Yes, except that with some of the later writings, called “apocryphal,” the answer is No for most Protestants and Yes for Catholics. Obviously process thinkers join with mainstream Protestant scholarship in approaching matters in a very different way. No scriptures are inerrant. All are inspired in the broad sense that God played a role. Some are “more inspired” than others. And some relate to more important events than others.

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December 31, 2014

Wiff Logo January 16-19, 2015
Claremont, CA


The Whitehead International Film Festival is based on Alfred North Whitehead’s process philosophy – a worldview that focuses on the radically interdependent nature of all that exists. Given this interdependence, we are each responsible for contributing as much as we can toward the common good. Intercultural appreciation and understanding is a component of the common good that can be fostered by viewing and discussing excellent films produced around the world.

Check out our website for more information on the film festival and our featured films.

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