Philip Clayton, Ingraham Professor at Claremont School of Theology, has taught and written for several decades on relations between science, religion, and ethics. The author or editor of some two dozen books, he now researches on societal changes that are necessary for establishing sustainable forms of civilization on this planet.
Wm. Andrew Schwartz
Executive Vice President
Wm. Andrew Schwartz is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of EcoCiv. He is a scholar, organizer, and non-profit administrator. Andrew is also the Executive Director of the Center for Process Studies. He earned a PhD in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate University, and was a principal organizer of the Seizing an Alternative Conference (June 2015).
Marilyn Greenberg is a spiritual director, researcher and project manager with an appreciation for the power of deep listening in fostering understanding, compassion and respect for the perspectives of others. She is passionate about interreligious learning and dialogue leading to community building and social action. Marilyn holds Masters degrees in Public Health (Boston University) and Religion (Claremont School of Theology). She wrote her thesis on the integration of contemplative practice with interreligious dialogue.
John B. Cobb, Jr.
John B. Cobb, Jr. is an American theologian, philosopher, and environmentalist known for his work across multiple disciplines and sectors of society. Author of more than 50 books, his work For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, Environment, and a Sustainable Future, 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.
Jerry Bedford is a skilled fundraiser and communicator, who has devoted his life to lifting people out of hunger and poverty and empowering them toward self-reliance. Trained in agriculture, business and philosophy, he worked two years as a youth organizer in East Africa before becoming chief fundraiser for Heifer International in 1966. He subsequently established the Heifer International Foundation to build an endowment to support Heifer’s work. Heifer’s annual income grew from $300,000 in 1966 to $115 million today and foundation assets from zero to $105 million. While working at Heifer, in the 1980’s Bedford founded the Arkansas Rice Depot, a statewide food bank, that supported 300 food pantries and initiated the food backpack program for hungry school kids that has now spread throughout the US and to several foreign countries. Other boards on which Bedford served many years are: Fonkoze, a micro-credit program in Haiti serving primarily women with education, credit, banking and insurance services with 1000 employees and 45 offices throughout the country; the Good Shepherd Retirement Center in Little Rock, an ecumenical facility providing all levels of care for 400 retirees from all economic levels; and the Morris Foundation, a private foundation supporting hundreds of non-profits, mostly in Arkansas, focused on education, the arts, and social services.
Herman Greene has over 30 years of experience practicing law, and decades of experience in environmental issues–seeking well-being in all life communities. He is founder of the Center for Ecozioic Studies. He was the Founding Executive Director of the International Process Network, an association promoting process-relational philosophies, and continues to serve on its Board of Governors. He is on the Board of Advisors of the Center for Process Studies and for the Institute for the Post-Modern Development of China, both in Claremont, CA. Further, he carries on a part-time practice in corporate, tax and securities lawyer at Greene Law, PLLC. He holds degrees in Spirituality and Sustainability, DMin, United Theological Seminary 2004; Law, JD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1979; Ministry, MTh and MDiv, University of Chicago Divinity School 1969 and 1970; Political Science, MA, Stanford University 1967; and Political Science, BA, University of Florida 1966.