Who we are
The Center for Process Spirituality is an informal network of people living in the United States and other parts of the world, including China and Europe. Our ranks include poets, farmers, musicians, accountants, homemakers, legislators, writers, priests, educators, photographers, high school students, philosophers, and pediatricians.
Some of us are religioiusly affiliated and others are "secular" or "spiritual but not religious." We welcome believers, non-believers, and the many who are somewhere in-between.
We call ourselves the center for process spirituality because many of us are influenced by the process outlook on life and way of living, now being developed in different parts of the world. We call it the Process Way. We like its emphasis on mutual becoming, compassion, creativity, and the intrinsic value of all life.
We have two aims. We want to help people grow in their capacities for compassion, creativity, forgiveness, listening, imagination, joy, justice, and wonder. And we want to help build local communities that are creative, compassionate, participatory, diverse, inclusive, humane to animals, and good for the earth -- with no one left behind.
Many of us are based in Arkansas (a small state in the south central part of the United States) and we love our local setting. We love the hills and rivers, the towns and farms, the local customs, the funky restaurants, our friends and families. But our community is larger than our base. We are, or seek to be, a hub for people in Arkansas and beyond who are interested in interfaith cooperation, theopoetic exploration, artistic self-expression, and practical action aimed at helping heal a broken world.
In Arkansas we sponsor programs in cooperation and partnership with many different organizations: the Faulkner County Public Library (Conway), the Ecumenical Buddhist Society (Little Rock), Toad Suck Buck's Restaurant (Toad Suck), Stonebridge Senior Living Center (Conway), Blue Sail Coffee Shop (Conway), and All Saints Episcopal Church (Russellville). They are our local partners, quite apart from whether they are interested in process philosophy or use our language. We share their spirit.
Nor could we flourish without our national and international partners. They include the Center for Process Studies, the Claremont Institute for Process Studies, the Institute for Ecological Civilization, the Institute for a Postmodern China, and Spirituality and Practice. We are a network within networks, focussing on the Process Way and grateful for our partners.
Our social aims
We want to help build communities that are creative, participatory, diverse, inclusive, friendly to people of all ages, humane to animals, and good for the earth, with no one left behind.
Our outreach projects
A platform where multiple writers from different generations and traditions, and from various parts of the world, share their ideas about
art, music, spirituality, politics, cosmology, theology, science, social justice, and ecological civilization, introducing process philosophy and
process theology along the way.
A publication that showcases the work of emerging artists and writers as a way of building community dialogue and as a point of entry to interfaith cooperation and process spirituality.