In this retrospective video, part of the Center’s celebration of the HDS bicentennial year, five professors and students with long relationships to the Center for the Study of World Religions discuss different eras in the Center’s history of studying religions: Peter Slater, professor emeritus, Toronto School of Theology and son of the founding director, Robert Slater; William Graham, Harvard professor of Islamic studies and former dean of Harvard Divinity School; Anne Monius, professor of Hindu studies at HDS; David Mozina, professor of Daoism and comparative theology at Boston College; Khytie Brown, PhD candidate in the Study of Religion, specializing in religion in the Caribbean region. Read more about Video: How We’ve Studied Religions at CSWR (1960– )
On Wednesday, September 14, Hadel Jarada, PhD candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, presented on the problem of free will and the diverse stance and contribution of contemporary philosophy to the age-old issue. Read more about The Problem of Free Will
Each year the Center is privileged to host a most interesting community of students and visiting scholars, and 2016-17 is no exception: over 20 people of various backgrounds, faith traditions, and academic interests. Read more about The World Religions Café
Conference speaker papers and short bios can be found for review here in dropbox.
The Center is pleased to announce that this conference marks the twentieth anniversary of the Religions of the World and Ecology Conference series and subsequent book series, and advances the work of understanding and transforming the discourse of religions and ecology for the 21st century. The conference will take place on October 14-16, 2016. Read more about Religion, Ecology, and Our Planetary Future
The Center is happy to announce three colloquia and reading groups for the 2016-17 academic year. These are open only to Harvard faculty and doctoral students, or by special permission from the conveners.
The Center plays a number of roles in the life of the School and University, ranging from the academic study of religions to explorations of religion in relation to practice, including in the living context of the Center as community. Read more about Summertime at the Center
One of the blessings of the Center's long history—approaching 60 years now—is that we have many friends around the world, and can welcome former residents who stop by to say hello. Read more about Old Friends Visit the Center