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ICUJP Friday Forum
June 2nd, 7:30-9:30 am Pacific
John Cobb: Confessions
Event Description: "I wanted to write once to state, if only for myself, what I really felt most keenly about, without worrying about whom I might offend. That primary concern has, for many years, been the global crises and the policies of my own country that, on the whole, speed up the move to the destruction of civilization and the physical world that supports life. I have felt called by Jesus’ Abba to do what I could for the healthy survival of the biosphere and for an ecological civilization for humans.”
In these pages, a “here I stand” near the end of a long and prestigious career, Cobb declares his faith, tells us his view of the world, names the dangers we face, and urges us to act.
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John Cobb is an American theologian, philosopher, and environmentalist known for his work across multiple disciplines and sectors of society. He taught theology at the Claremont School of Theology from 1958 to 1990. Author of more than 50 books, most recently Confessions (2023), his work For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, Environment, and a Sustainable Future (1989), co-authored with Herman Daly, won the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. In 2014, Cobb was elected to the prestigious Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In retirement John Cobb lives at Pilgrim Place in Claremont, California. In 1973, with David Griffin, he established the Center for Process Studies. Throughout his career he has contributed to Whitehead scholarship and promoted numerous process programs and organizations. In recent years he has given special attention to supporting work toward the goal of becoming an ecological civilization. Toward this end he led the efforts to found Pando Populus in 2014, Institute for Ecological Civilization in 2015, Cobb Institute in 2019, and Living Earth Movement in 2022.
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7:35 - 7:45 Welcome and introductions
7:45 - 7:50 Reflection (5 min. maximum)
7:50 - 9:15 Program and Q&A
9:15 - 9:20 Announcements
9:20 - 9:30 Closing circle and prayer
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Facilitator: Rick Banales
Reflector: Carolfrances Likins
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