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Each Tuesday at 10:00am PST the Cobb Institute community gathers to hear presentations from prominent scholars across a wide variety of fields, all of whom align with the vision of the Institute in one way or another. These gatherings are also a time for lively discussion between community members and the presenter(s), with space for Q&A following the presentation. To find out about upcoming gatherings, visit the events page.

Here are some highlights from the past two years to provide a snapshot of the various topics and themes which have been explored. Visit our YouTube channel to view a small sample of the presentations that we have enjoyed. To access our archive of Cobb & Friends recordings, visit the meeting recordings page.

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Catherine Keller

Robert Mesle

Interview with Jay McDaniel


Love Beyond Belief

Jeremy Lent

The Web of Meaning: An Integration of Modern Science with Traditional Wisdom

Catherine Keller

Facing Apocalypse: Climate, Democracy, and Other Last Chances

Rebecca Parker
Fahran Shah

Helena Norberg-Hodge

World Loyalty as Local Loyalty: Localization and the Economics of Happiness

David Ray Griffin

Reinhold Niebuhr and the Question of Global Democracy

Rebecca Parker

Why play the cello in a suffering, unjust world?

Farhan Shah

Islamic Process Theology

Christine Loh

Jon Gill

Process, Hip Hop, and Afro-Futurism

Sheri Kling

Dreaming Together: On Whitehead & Jung

Matt Segall

Thinking Cosmologically in an Ecological Civilization

Christine Loh

Asia's Climate Optimism: Toward Carbon Neutrality

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Brad Artson

Sofia Said

On Being Muslim in America

Thomas Jay Oord

Open and Relational Theology

Mirian Vilela

Earth Charter’s Gifts for the Planet

Bradley Shavit Artson

Revelation and Creativity

January 2022

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Jan 11

Jan 18

Jan 25

Cliff Cobb: Restore Historical Consciousness

James Lawson: Revolutionary Nonviolence: Organizing for Freedom

Lynn De Jonghe: Raise Thriving Children in Turbulent Times: Start with Whitehead

David Korten: Ecological Civilization: How John Cobb Shaped My Life’s Work for Three Decades

February 2022

Feb 1

Feb 8

Feb 15

Feb 22

Process and China: How Lives Are Being Changed

Birthday Celebration: Celebration of John Cobb's 97th Birthday

Matt Segall: The Cosmological Context of the Origin of Life

Carol Frances Johnston: Regenerative Agriculture: Far Superior to Industrial Ag

March 2022

Mar 1

Mar 8

Mar 15

Mar 22

Mar 29

John Perkins: What the Economic Hit Man Has Learned from Indigenous People

Dhawn Martin: Process, Interfaith Dialogue, and Fostering Compassionate Cities

Richard Falk:Making Ecocide a Crime

Ronan Hallowell: Story of Wholeness: Community, Communion and Narrative Medicine

Sabeeha Rehman and Walter Ruby: We Refuse to Be Enemies!

April 2022

Apr 5

Thomas Jay Oord: Pluriform Love—A Theology of Well-Being

Apr 12

David Bartosch: Culture as a Core Process of Human Cosmic Life

Apr 19

Ilia Delio: Teilhard de Chardin as Process Thinker: Why We Can't Stay Still and Neither Can God

Apr 26

Maria Guadalupe Llanes, Heeyoung Jung, and Farhan Shah: Contrasts and Commonalities across Cultures

May 2022

May 3

Jefferey Long: Cosmic Pluralism: Extraterrestrial Intelligence and Swami Vivekananda’s Religion of the Future

May 10

Cobb Institute Board Members: Celebrating Recent Developments at the Cobb Institute

May 17

Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes: Relating Psychedelics to Process Philosophy

May 24

Isobel Zhang: Process Philosophy and Me

May 31

Laura Burgis: The Compassionate Cities Movement: A Next Step in Human Evolution

June 2022

June 7

Dongwoo Lee: Organic Panentheism: A Northeast Asian Lens on the Christian God

June 14

A Tribute to Jorge Pixley's Liberating Process Theology

June 21

Kate Common: Undoing Conquest: Reimagining Sacred Origins and Utopic Destinations

June 28

Franklin Obeng-Odoom: The Commons in an Age of Uncertainty: Decolonizing Nature, Economy, and Society

July 2022

July 5

Heran Gao: Learning to Befriend Nature in a Beijing Eco-Village

July 12

Thandeka: Untrolling America: What Trump Gets Right and Democrats Get Wrong About White America