Proces & Faith Classes

Process Theology Summer Institute 2011

campusJune 6-10, 2011
Claremont, California


Study process theology in a relaxed summer setting with world-renowned process theologians and a community of like-minded learners.




9-11 am

Process Theology and Biblical Interpretation
Biblical interpretation from a process perspective.

Jon L. Berquist

2-4 pm


Whitehead & the Global Crisis
The class will begin by examining the relevance of the "overshoot and collapse" model for our present historical situation and the role of bad metaphysics in bringing this about.  We will then consider whether ecological communities can be built in the ruins of the present global civilization and the mindset required for their success.  We will try to understand what an ecological civilization would be like and what we can do now to make its emergence more likely.  We will consider especially food production, habitat, and economics.  We will conclude with reflection on the role of the church and the theology that is needed.


John B. Cobb, Jr.

7-9 pm

Introduction to Process Theology 
An introduction to process-relational theology, especially as it relates to the nature and power of God, incarnation, community, and eschatology.


Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki

  Noontime plenary  


Process Theology in Practice, or How Does This Work in the Church?
A facilitated discussion open to all registrants. We'll focus on one topic each day and occasionally have special guests. A summary of the discussion will be posted each day on the internet to encourage wider participation and sharing of ideas, best practices, websites, and other resources.

Monday: Preaching
Tuesday: Music and liturgy
Wednesday: Faith formation (adults, children, youth)
Thursday: Pastoral care
Friday: Sacraments

No charge for the plenary; $10 for lunch; open to all registered students.


Jeanyne Slettom

Each class meets once a day for all five days.


Cost: $300 per course (P&F members $250)
All classes take place at Claremont School of Theology
Closest airport: Ontario (ONT); Super Shuttle transport is available to and from airport.


DoubleTreeIcon Special rates for the DoubleTree Hotel within walking distance of campus. Please click here to book your room(s). A block of rooms have been reserved for June 5, 2011 - June 11, 2011. The special room rate will be available until May 20th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

There is limited availabilty to on-campus housing this year. Please direct your inquiries to the Claremont School of Theology housing office at (909) 447-2566, or send an email to You may be placed on a wait-list. If a room is available you must provide your own bedding and towels. Please remember that these rooms are quite basic: no frills.

Additional lodging information (this will take you to the Center for Process Studies site)
Campus map
Driving directions
More information: Process & Faith

Academic credit: register through Claremont School of Theology. For more information, contact registrar Jennie Allen (909.447.2502).


What past participants have said:

“This course offered everything I wanted—except it could have been twice as long!”

“The community that develops is as important as the classes.”

“The instructor was an amazing source of information and a marvelous teacher. He really stretched me to think in new ways.”

“This has been a fabulous experience!”

Nearby attractions
  • Historical Route 66
  • Mt. Baldy hiking and recreation area; Mt. Baldy Village 
  • Santa Ana Botanical Gardens
  • Claremont Village
  • Pasadena: Huntington Library, Norton Simon Museum
  • Cucamonga-Guasti-Ontario wineries
  • Claremont Hills Wilderness Park
  • Ontario Mills outlet mall