Our Mission

The Cobb Institute promotes a process-relational worldview to advance wisdom, harmony, and the common good, and cultivates local initiatives to bring about an ecological civilization. These aims will be accomplished by fostering creative transformation through educational development, community collaboration, sustainable practices, and spiritual integration.

Our History

Originally named the Claremont Institute for Process Studies, the Cobb Institute, 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 Cobb Institute 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

Institute Board

  • John B. Cobb, Jr. - Founder
  • John Fahey - Vice Chair
  • Meijun Fan - Treasurer
  • John Gingrich - Chair
  • Ronald Hines - Meeting Coordinator
  • Jay McDaniel - Board Consultant
  • Andrew Schwartz - Board Consultant
  • Michael Witmer - Secretary

Advisory Board

  • Pat Beiting
  • Elric Boardman
  • Dick Bunce
  • Ignacio Castuera
  • Louis Chase
  • Kathleen Jacobson
  • Mark Longanacker
  • Mario Seth Morales-Segura
  • Elaine Padilla
  • Richard Rose
  • Eugene Shirley
  • Dick Tipping