Our Mission

The Claremont Center for Reason, Religion, and Public Affairs was founded in 2014 by five professors of the Claremont Colleges and one from Pasadena City College to provide an opportunity for students, staff, faculty, and others in Claremont (and southern California more generally) to explore the relevance of religious thought to philosophy, the natural sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, and public policy. The Center hosts colloquia, workshops, lectures, and conferences; promotes scholarly research by Claremont faculty and visiting academics; and, through publications and an Internet presence, seeks to engage the broader culture. More about the center ☛