News & Events

Summertime at the Center

Summertime at the Center

July 21, 2016

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.

Old Friends Visit the Center

Old Friends Visit the Center

May 20, 2016

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.

Picture of Vasudha Narayanan, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Florida

Paradoxology: the Art of Praising the Deity

April 12, 2016

On Thursday, April 14, Vasudha Narayanan, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Florida, delivered the Center's inaugural Hindu Way of Life Lecture.

A colorful drawing of Mahavira, twenty fourth and the last Tirthankara (Teaching God) of the present time cycle

Mahavir Jayanti

April 7, 2016

What is Jainism? 

Jainism developed in India concurrently with Buddhism in the sixth century B.C.E., and it is currently practiced by people around the world. 

People throwing perfumed/ colored water and colored powder in celebration of Holi.

Holi / Holika Dahan

March 23, 2016

Holi is one of the most popular festivals in India. It marks the beginning of spring, and it is observed by all Hindus, regardless of caste, creed, or sex.

Grace Nono, HDS Visiting Lecturer in Women and Shamanism

Decolonizing Voice

March 23, 2016

Scholar of Philippine shamanism, ethnomusicologist and singer Dr. Grace Nono who currently serves as Research Associate of the Women's Studies in Religion Program and HDS Visiting Lecturer in Women and Shamanism, delivered a performance-lecture for the World Religions Café on Wednesday, March 23.

Eagle Dancer Kachina

Eagle Dance Display

March 11, 2016

Currently in the lobby of the CSWR, there is an Eagle Dance display in the exhibit case. Displays change every couple of weeks, so visitors are invited to come back frequently to see the newest exhibit!