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Australasian Association for Process Thought

The Australasian Association for Process Thought was formed in 1996 by process philosopher and theologian, Dr. Greg Moses and computer scientist, Peter Farleigh, with support from biologist and writer, the late Professor Charles Birch and humanities professor, Wayne Hudson. The aim of the organisation is to promote the study of the process-relational thought of Alfred North Whitehead and Charles Hartshorne in Australia and New Zealand.

Website: concrescence.org

Caribbean Integral Institute for Sustainable development of Human Experience

The Caribbean Integral Institute is registered with the Chamber of Commerce on Curacao, Netherlands Antilles as a Foundation under registry S-6607. It is involved in higher education as a study and research center. The Caribbean Integral Institute is an NGO institute that presents “Education for Sustainable Development of Human Experience” as a basis for the study, research and development in regard to sustainable development of different areas like Education, Healthcare, Ecology, Economy, Justice, Technology and more. Globally educators have started to reorder traditional educational theories and practices to integrate Systems Thinking, Process philosophy and holism to cater to the needs of the individual learner. In our programme "Education for Sustainable Development of Human Experience" we go beyond theoretical frameworks to study how through Diagnostic Integrative Observation (DIO) inner developmental processes can be made visible to human perception. Diagnostic Integrative Observation relies on Process thought and Living Systems philosophy for its interpretation and on Indian Systems of Medicine with emphasis on Ayurvedic Science for its application of diagnostic principles. Through its application learners can be assisted in understanding, from an integrated multi-intelligences (Gardner 1983) perspective, the deeper meaning of (sub)conscious physic-psycho-emotional responses while open to the possibilities that the universe reaches out to offer him/her.

Website: www.ciiedu.org

Center for Philosophy and the Natural Sciences

The Center for Philosophy and the Natural Sciences at California State University Sacramento engages in research and scholarship that explores the philosophical implications underlying recent innovations in contemporary science, including those occurring in the areas of quantum physics, cosmology, and the study of complex adaptive systems. This exploration is, in part, a speculative philosophical enterprise intended to contribute to the framework of a suitable bridge by which scientific and philosophical concepts might not only be cross-joined, but mutually supported.

Website: www.csus.edu/cpns

Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences

The mission of CTNS is to promote the creative mutual interaction between theology and the natural sciences. CTNS is an international non-profit membership organization dedicated to research, teaching and public service. It focuses on the relation between the natural sciences including physics, cosmology, evolutionary and molecular biology, as well as technology and the environment, and Christian theology and ethics. As an Affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California, CTNS offers courses at the doctoral and seminary levels in order to bring future clergy and faculty to a greater awareness of this important interdisciplinary work.

Website: www.ctns.org

Chromatiques Whiteheadiennes

The "Chromatiques whiteheadiennes" scholarly society was created in January 2001 by Michel Weber. It intends to bring together research on the different aspects, nuances and implications of Whitehead's thought. Since 2002, the network has fostered in Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne research seminars on Whitehead's organic philosophy. The Chromatikon Yearbook publishes the main results of this work and also offers critical studies and reviews in Whiteheadian and related fields. It complements the monographs and proceedings published in Ontos' "Chromatiques whiteheadiennes" and "Process Thought" series.

Website: www.chromatika.org

Cosmos and History

Cosmos and History is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal of natural and social philosophy. It serves those who see philosophys vocation in questioning and challenging prevailing assumptions about ourselves and our place in the world, developing new ways of thinking about physical existence, life, humanity and society, so helping to create the future insofar as thought affects the issue. Philosophy so conceived is not identified with the work of professional philosophers, and the journal welcomes contributions from philosophically oriented thinkers from all disciplines.

European Society for Process Thought

The society focuses on Alfred North Whitehead's thought in all its aspects. This will be undertaken historically as well as systematically. In addition his work will be related to other philosophical traditions. Finally, the interdisciplinary relevance of process thought will be explored. An undogmatic approach should open up the future relevance of Alfred North Whitehead's thought. European Process Philosophy in the Whitehead tradition will be fostered and deepened. The goals of the Association are realized mainly through the organization and support of national, international and interdisciplinary events (Symposia, Conferences, Workshops, Seminars etc.) as well as through other scholarly activities (publications in books and journals, scholarly travel, research projects and research programs).

Website: www.espt.de

International Process Network

The International Process Network (IPN) is a global network, a federation of fifteen organizations around the world, who are interested in process-relational philosophies.

Process-relational philosophies (or “process”), in general, have creativity, organic change over time, interiority and interdependence as fundamental aspects of their understandings. Process is part of an ancient tradition dating in the West at least from Heraclites, in Asia from early Hindu and Chinese writings, and around the world from many indigenous traditions. In more recent times, it has been expressed in the thought of such philosophers as Sri Aurobindo, Nishida Kitarô, Henri Bergson, Teilhard de Chardin, and Alfred North Whitehead.

IPN came into being in 2001 at the International Whitehead Summit held in Claremont, California. Its purpose, as stated in its bylaws, is “to support, generate and disseminate an international discourse on the meaning and implications of process thought across academic disciplines and conflicting truth-claims, and in relation to the entire community of life and the cosmos.”

Membership in IPN is available to individuals and organizations who are interested in understanding, teaching, developing, applying, promoting or supporting process. Information about the network is available on the IPN website.

Website: www.processnetwork.org

Society for the Study of Process Philosophies

The Society is a group of scholars in philosophy and related fields with a specialty or interest in process thought. Founded in 1966, SSPP was one of the first satellite organizations of the American Philosophical Association. The Society holds periodic meetings in conjunction with each of the divisional meetings of the American Philosophical Association, as well as at the annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.

Website: www.processphilosophies.org

Toward Ecological Civilization

Toward Ecological Civilization (EcoCiv) is a think and action tank, working with experts and practitioners to develop a comprehensive roadmap toward sustainability. Together, they seek to identify how social, political, and economic life needs to be organized if humanity is to achieve a sustainable, ecological society over the long-term. The goal of EcoCiv is to be a catalyst for the transition toward an ecological civilization. To do so, they go to the root of what has produced the current problem, articulate solutions, build an actionable constituency, and work to implement these solutions at the local, regional, national, and international levels.

Website: www.ecociv.org

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