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Engaged Compassion

— our theme in 2019 —

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Regisration now open for Pomon event – Civic / Regional Gathering – February 18, 2019!

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Civic/Regional Gathering – February 18, 2019 - Registration open!

Pomona Reawakening: Celebrating Milestones and Taking It to the Next Level

Milestones (partial list): Pomona leadership voted to join the Compassionate Cities movement. The city is establishing an innovative service center for the homeless and has built upon its courageous stands to protect immigrants. Local groups are providing ex-felons with options. Schools and local groups are creating many enrichment programs for our youth.

Getting to the Next Level: How do we build on such milestones while also tackling some large additional challenges? How do we get help from neighboring cities for regional problems? Let’s talk about it. Let’s be inspired, informed, engaged residents of Pomona and the Pomona Valley. Let’s give Pomona’s commitment to compassion plenty of traction!

Keynote Speakers: Tim Sandoval, reform-minded Mayor of Pomona, and Azim Khamisa, nationally recognized for his compassionate, restorative response to a major personal tragedy.
Much happening: Eight workshops. The set of eight hour-long workshops is repeated so that each conference participant can choose two. Also: music, poetry, much opportunity for interaction. Lunch included.

Who is invited: Residents of Pomona and the Pomona Valley region, including the youth!

Date and Time: Monday, February 18, (Presidents Day), 8:30 – 2:30. (Doors open at 8) Venue: Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona Admission fee: $10; After Feb 11: $15; At the door: $15 and RSVP required; Students: $5; Under 18: no charge but RSVP required.

Much more information – workshops, sponsorships, path to registration – through this link to Eventbrite (You may need to press on your Ctrl key as you click on the link.)

Dates and speakers in 2019
A work in progress!
Watch this space as details become finalized!

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January 27
7 p.m.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church


“Engaged Compassion”

John B. Cobb, Jr

John Cobb was born of Methodist missionary parents in Japan in 1925.  His graduate education was at the University of Chicago.  He taught at Emory University and Claremont School of Theology.  He was co-founder of Progressive Christians Uniting.  He also founded with David Griffin the Center for Process Studies and other institutions for the promotion and application of the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead.  This application is especially for the development of an "ecological civilization, a project he is pursuing especially in China.  He now lives in Pilgrim Place.  Among his books are A Christian Natural Theology, Christ in a Pluralistic Age, The Liberation of Life (with Charles Birch), For the Common Good (with Herman Daly, Spiritual Bankruptcy, and Jesus' Abba: the God Who Has Not Failed.

Response Panel: Dr. Andrew Winnick, Steve Sittig and Linda Lowrey

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Azim Khamisa

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Tim Sandoval
Mayor of Pomona


February 18

Presidents' Day

All Day

Temple Beth Israel
3033 N. Towne Ave.

Pomona Reawakening

Date: Monday, February 18, (Presidents Day)
Time: Gather at 8 a.m.,
Starts at 8:30,
Closes at 2:30 Venue:
Temple Beth Israel, 3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona
Organizing sponsors:
The Compassionate Cities Project and
Progressive Christians Uniting, Inc. (PCU)

See flyer at top of this page!

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April 7
7 p.m.

Claremont United Methodist Church, 211 W. Foothill Blvd.,
Claremont, CA 91711


April 7

Erin Hawkins

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May 5
7 p.m.


Shelley Tochluk

Venue: TBA

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May 11
7 p.m.


David Campt

"White Ally Workshop"

Do conversations with race-denying friends, family members, and co-workers ever frustrate you? This interactive forum - custom designed to support white allies against racism- will examine lessons for talking to racism minimizers to avoid common missteps and make these encounters more productive. Participants will have the chance to use some new tools for racial dialogue that will likely change the national conversation about white ally work.

Our facilitator Dr. David Campt is a nationally renowned expert in dialogue, race relations, and civic engagement. He has designed or facilitated racial dialogue sessions for the President, Members of Congress, foundations, universities, and national and international organizations. More information about this project can be found at his website:

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October 13
7 p.m.

Claremont United Church of Christ (UCC),
233 W. Harrison St.,
Claremont, CA 91711


Chris Hedges

A Prophet ‘…is a person who knows what time it is.’
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

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Agenda for a Prophetic Faith

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Progressive Christians Uniting (PCU),

an expression of social concern among various Christian churches in Southern California.

Responsible for the content: Dr. James A. Dwyer.

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