"When I first visited CSWR in April 2015, I was invaded by its peaceful presence. Looking around me to find the source or the hidden traces of this serenity, I thought I was doing the wrong thing—which is looking. I should be hearing, listening. Listening to the water stream of the small fountain in the community garden. Read more about CSWR SoundEscapes
Beginning on April 24 and running through the summer, the Center will host an exhibit of photographs showcasing the hidden sacred spaces of the Boston area. On May 9th, from 9:30AM-11:00AM, the Center will host a reception featuring the organizers briefly speaking about this project.Read more about Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces
Dr. Anna Sun, HDS Berggruen Fellow and Associate Professor of Sociology and Asian Studies at Kenyon College, gave a lecture based on her research project for the year, "The Logic of Prayer in Contemporary China."
On April 5th, ThD student and CSWR resident, Munjed M. Murad, delivered a presentation on the findings of his research at Harvard as they pertain to the topic of beauty and religion. A summary of which follows:Read more about On Beauty
On April 3rd, Ousmane Kane, HDS Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society and Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, discussed his recent publication, Beyond Timbuktu: An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa.