Our Mission

The Claremont Institute for Process Studies works to promote a process-relational worldview (e.g. the philosophical tradition of Alfred North Whitehead)—including the principles of interconnection, change, and intrinsic value—for advancing the common good. This will be accomplished through educational outreach, collaboration with like-minded associations and people, and promotion of ideas, understandings, and means of practical implementation.

Our History

The Claremont Institute for Process Studies was established in 2019 as a non-profit corporation in the State of California, for the purpose of continuing the mission and legacy of the Center for Process Studies (CPS)--a Faculty Center of Claremont School of Theology (CST), established by John Cobb and David Griffin in 1973)--anticipating the relocation of CST and CPS beginning Summer 2019. The Claremont Institute for Process Studies (CIPS) is part of a family or process-relational organizations affiliated with the Center for Process Studies and the International Process Network.

Our Programs

The Claremont Institute for Process Studies works primarily with local SoCal partners to organize events, courses, and publications across a wide-range of issues, including...

  • Spirituality & Religion
  • Ecological Civilization
  • Education & Learning
  • Philosophy & Worldviews
  • Natural Sciences

Board of Directors

  • John B. Cobb, Jr.
  • Ronald Hines
  • John Gingrich
  • Meijun Fan
  • Les Muray

Board of Advisors

  • John B. Cobb, Jr.
  • Ronald Hines
  • John Gingrich
  • Meijun Fan
  • Les Muray
  • Elaine Padilla
  • Richard Rose
  • Ignacio Castuera
  • Zhihe Wang
  • Pat Beiting
  • Jesse Bettinger
  • Andrew Davis
  • Louis Chase