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Welcome to PCTS

PCTS is a uniquely interdisciplinary theological society that hosts a two-day Meeting twice a year in Berkeley, California for the purpose of engaging in critical exchange over a variety of topics. Papers are posted on this website and are read before each Meeting.

Meeting Descriptions: May 3-4 2019, May 9 2020

Fall Virtual Meeting 2020

Nov 7, 2020

Theological Foundations for Moral Artificial Intelligence

via Zoom


Saturday, Nov 7

10:15 am - Zoom Session opens

10:30 - 10:40 am - Welcome and Introductions

10:40 - 11:40 am - Paper Discussion

11:40 - 12:00 noon - Program Planning



As is the custom at PCTS meetings, the paper is read in advance of the meeting so discussion can begin immediately with the response and open discussion. For this first virtual meeting, only one paper will be discussed.

Mark Graves

"Theological Foundations for Moral Artificial Intelligence" (pdf)
Respondents are Brian Green (SCU) and Katy Dickinson (PSR)

Please register in advance to receive information about the Zoom meeting.

For additional information on membership, please visit our membership page. There are no fees for the November 2020 meeting, though donations or membership fees are of course appreciated.

Spring Meeting 2020 Canceled

May 9, 2020

Future of Theology (tentative title)

NOTE: New Date and Place

Moved to Grace Cathedral, San Francisco


Saturday, May 9

1:30 – 2pm - Arrival and Registration

2 - 5pm - Paper Session

5 - 6:30pm - Business Meeting, Social Time

6:30 - 8:30pm - Dinner (at nearby restaurant TBA)



Spring Meeting Description and Papers


You may register in advance or at the meeting.

For additional information on membership, please visit our membership page. Reduced fee or waiver is available for student workers and others for whom cost imposes a hardship. The Public Lecture is always free and open to all.

Spring Meeting 2019

May 3-4, 2019

John Cobb, Jr., and His Legacy

Classroom B Now moved to Tucson Room, at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP), Berkeley, California


Friday, May 3

1:30-2pm - Arrival and Registration

2-5 pm - Paper Session

5-7 pm - Business Meeting, Social Time, Dinner

7-8:30 pm - Public Lecture and Presentation of Patricia Codron Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement to John Cobb (Claremont)  


Saturday, May 4

9–9:30 am - Continental Breakfast

9:30 am-noon - Paper Session


Spring Meeting Description and Papers


You may register in advance or at the meeting.

For additional information on membership, please visit our membership page. Reduced fee or waiver is available for student workers and others for whom cost imposes a hardship. The Public Lecture is always free and open to all.