Research Centers


Ancient Biblical Manuscript Center

The ABMC is a research center of Claremont School of Theology. Our vision is to shed light on the documentary history of Judaism and Christianity.

Center for Engaged Compassion

The Center for Engaged Compassion promotes genuine compassion in service of personal transformation, interpersonal flourishing, and social reconciliation. As a teaching center, it forms people in the contemplative practices, the conflict transformation processes, and the healing strategies that contribute to authentic restoration at both the personal and social levels; as a research center, it integrates the wisdom of the world’s compassion-based spiritual traditions with the most advanced contemporary understandings of the human arts and sciences; and as an activist center, it works with organizations, communities, governmental and religious leaders, and individuals in situations of conflict throughout the world.

Center for Global Methodism

The Center for Global Methodism was set up in cooperation with the California-Pacific Conference to help make the School a leading presence in research, teaching, and the formation of leaders in Methodist traditions from around the globe.

Center for Global Peacebuilding

The Center for Global Peacebuilding was founded in 2011 by Professor Najeeba Syeed-Miller, who also serves as its Director. The Center’s mission is to promote peacebuilding practices and research with a global perspective. Its scope ranges from local and national to international activities that use multifaceted approaches, including social media, conferences, fellowships, workshops, and interventions. The Center works with a variety of communities, individuals, groups, and governmental, academic, secular, and religious organizations and leaders. The central working principle of the Center is that those closest to the conflict are the experts, and it partners with on-the-ground actors to build the capacity for peace.

Center for Lutheran Studies at Claremont

The Center for Lutheran Studies at Claremont provides Lutheran resources for all students, and support to Lutheran students in particular. The Center is also strengthening the Lutheran presence at the School and build relationships with local Synod bodies and education institutions.

Center for Pacific and Asian-American Ministries (CPAAM)

The Center for Pacific and Asian-American Ministries is related to the Division of Ordained Ministry of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. It was created to provide ministerial education and other services across the denomination to strengthen and enhance ministry, both lay and clergy, for Pacific and Asian American constituencies. The Center is located on the campus of Claremont School of Theology for strategic and administrative purposes.

Center for Process Studies (CPS)

The Center for Process Studies is a faculty center of Claremont School of Theology, and affiliated with Claremont Graduate University. CPS seeks to promote the common good by means of the relational approach found in process thought.

Center for Sexuality, Gender and Religion (CSGR)

The Center for Sexuality, Gender and Religion exists within Claremont School of Theology and is located in the Mudd Theatre. The goal of the Center is to foster intellectual inquiry and open dialogue within the Church and other interested religious communities on the complex issue of human sexuality.

The Clinebell Institute (TCI)

The Clinebell Institute provides high quality, low cost professional pastoral care, counseling, and psychotherapy to persons in the greater Pomona Valley area. The Institute educates clergy and other professionals to integrate spirituality and psychotherapy. The Institute also provides educational and enrichment programs to the general public. The Institute is a marriage education center which regularly offers relationship education for singles, couples, and families.

Moore Multicultural Center (MMC)

Claremont School of Theology has established the Allen J. Moore Multicultural Resource and Research Center to support ministries that are meaningful and prophetic in an increasingly pluralistic, interconnected world. To that end, the Center provides a broad range of resources for use by students and local church leaders, and resources that represent intercultural and culturally diverse approaches to worship, teaching, aesthetic communication, pastoral care, and urban ministry. In addition, the Center sponsors research, seminars and resource development to enhance the Church's understanding of diversity and creative action.

National United Methodist Native American Center (NUMNAC)

The National United Methodist Native American Center moved to the Claremont campus from Oklahoma in 1992. Established in 1983, NUMNAC aims to strengthen the self-sufficiency and self-determination of Native American churches. Other goals of the Center include developing awareness of Native American ministry within Native American communities, assisting in the design for training lay speakers, and promoting spiritual formation and leadership development in local Native American churches.

Process and Faith

It is an organization dedicated to the adventure of bringing process-relational thought to people of faith. Process and Faith seeks practical applications of process thought to all aspects of faith life.