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The Panendeism Organization and its Mission

Panendeism Organization was founded with one goal - to explore the vast possibilities offered by this remarkable world view. From its shocking implications in science, to its affirmation of human dignity, Panendeism is a promising new focus within the parent philosophy of Deism. As an introductory statement, I think few have summarized Panendeism's idea of G-d better than Max Plank, who once said:

As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clearheaded science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about the atoms this much: There is no matter as such! All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together...We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.Max Planck, Father of Quantum Physics

Planck was hardly alone when he spoke these words about G-d, indeed many of the pioneers of physics and those who came after them saw G-d in much the same way. It is our goal to make the work and philosophy of such brilliant minds a focus point for study and new areas of research moving forward.



Beyond being a merely scientific organization, we are committed to the cultivation and recognition of all humanity as one extended family. A family in which each human member is worthy of the other's value, respect, and friendship. As ‘children' of the same creator G-d and by logical necessity of this world-view, we affirm that the interconnectedness of all life, wheresoever it may be found, is also worthy of our care, respect, admiration, and careful management as the natural caretakers of this planet and its resources.

OUR MISSION



To advance the worldview of many of the 20th century's greatest scientists.
  • Compile knowledge
  • Network brilliant minds
  • Build communities
  • Educate

Love for our fellow human beings is the most important of our core values.

OUR VISION



To expand the boundaries of science and uplift our fellow beings.
  • Fund new research
  • Inspire Innovation
  • Engage in charity
  • Promote creativity

Involvement in and support of community.

OUR VALUES



To aid in making the world a kinder, gentler place for all its inhabitants.
  • Inspire meaningful being
  • Support human dignity
  • Support community
  • Support nature conservancy

Enabling the human pursuit reason and knowledge.

ORGANIZATION HISTORY


  • November 11th, 1995

    BIRTH OF THE TERM

    PANENDEISM IS BORN

    The beginning of a new focus in Deism

    In 1995, Jim Garvin, a Korean war veteran turned Trappist monk, is the first person on record to use the term "Pan-en-desim." Garvin described his world view as being similar to the "all-pervading Great Spirit" of the Native Americans.

  • 2001

    TERM GAINS FURTHER DEFINITION

    PANENDEISM DEFINED

    Panendeism receives a definition by Lawrence Copling

    Lawrence Copling develops a definition for the term"Panendeism." Copling refers to Panendeism as a belief in "a god who contains all of the universe, but who nevertheless transcends or has some existence separate from the universe."

  • May 5th, 2015

    PANENDEISM.ORG IS FOUNDED

    PANENDEISM.ORG IS FOUNDED

    The Panendeism Organization goes live to the world

    The organization for Panendeism is founded by Benjamin Sullivan and James McDermott.

  • May 7th, 2015

    DEFINING THESIS

    DEFINING THESIS

    Panendeism is given a defining thesis

    A defining thesis titled "The 5 Immutable Tenets of Panendeism" is published by Benjamin Sullivan and James McDermott.

  • February 26th 2017

    TREATISE

    TREATISE ON PANENDEISM

    The first official treatise on Panendeism is published

    The first official Treatise on Panendeism, its history and its features is published by Benjamin Sullivan and James McDermott.

  • March 19th 2017

    NEW BOARD MEMBER

    LARRY COPLING JOINED THE BOARD

    We welcome the man who brought Panendeism to light

    We're thrilled to welcome Larry Copling to our board. We owe him a much gratitude for all of his efforts in giving the term the recognition that it has today.

  • March 21st 2017

    NEW BOARD MEMBER

    BILL ECKERT JOINED THE BOARD

    We welcome a brilliant new addition to our board

    We're honored to welcome Mr. Eckert to our board. His deep knowledge in neuroscience and healthy sense of scientific agnosticism are a great asset to the organization.

OUR BENCHMARKS


With great enthusiasm, the Panendeism Organization was founded with the intent to bring awareness to its vast spiritual and scientific implications.

In 2015, after careful consideration and open discussion between all members of the newly formed Panendeism Organization, Benjamin Sullivan and James McDermott carefully drafted and published the Defining Thesis on Panendeism.

After a lot of hard work, James McDermott and Benjamin Sullivan published the world's first treatise on Panendeism. The publication introduces a rich Deistic framework to Copling's original definition.

From this website to social media and our mailing lists, we're proud to have created a platform that enables members from countries across the globe to come together.

We've scoured the world's written knowledge to craft a one of a kind resource library which, through public domain, we've made freely available to people all over the world.

While the Panendeism organization is dedicated to knowledge, community, spirituality, and humanity, the International Institute for Panendeistic Studies will be purely dedicated to groundbreaking scientific research.

BOARD MEMBERS


BEN SULLIVAN

COMPUTER SCIENTIST


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JAMES MCDERMOTT

SCIENTIST


Larry Copling

COMPUTER SCIENTIST


Bill Eckert

NEUROSCIENTIST