CSWR Events

CSWR events will resume in September 2021 after the summer break. Click here to view videos of our past events. 

New CSWR Initiative

Transcendence and Transformation

Learn more about Transcendence and Transformation, a new initiative that will study religious, spiritual traditions, and practices that aim for the transcendence of our normal states of being, consciousness, and embodiment.

Campus Update

CSWR courtyard

The CSWR building is closed to the public as of March 16, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Professor Charles Stang. Photo: Justin Knight
Professor Charles M. Stang
Director, CSWR

The CSWR seeks to promote the study of the world’s religions in their classical and contemporary forms, serving both as a residential community of students and scholars and an international “think tank” in the study of religion.



Thirteen apartments located within the CSWR are available for rent by students and affiliates of Harvard University by application to the Center.

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Featured Resident

Sherah Bloor

Sherah Bloor

PhD student Sherah Bloor speaks on her work in poetry, philosophy, religion, and community. 

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