Events

The CSWR sponsors a variety of formal and informal academic programs designed to engage scholars and students of religious studies in what is becoming an increasingly globalized field, including lectures, film screenings, conferences and colloquia, panel discussions, and more, many of which are open to the public. CSWR events are wide ranging, covering the historical study of the religions of the world, as well as lived traditions and current events. Events that are open to the public are listed below. Video, audio, and photos of past events are available on our News and Events page.

  • See Map and Directions for information on getting to the CSWR.
  • The CSWR facilities are wheelchair accessible.
  • Public parking is not readily available in the immediate vicinity of the CSWR, although there is limited metered parking nearby, on Oxford, Kirkland, and Beacon Streets.
  • For additional information, email Ariella Ruth Goldberg or call 617.495.4476.

CSWR Upcoming Events

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CSWR Events Videos

Who’s Your Daddy by Arisa White in Conversation with Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei

Video: Who’s Your Daddy by Arisa White in Conversation with Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei

March 18, 2021

Who’s Your Daddy is Arisa White's debut poetic memoir for which, with funding from the Center for Cultural Innovation in Los Angeles, she was able to go to Guyana, South America, to meet her father after 30-plus years of estrangement. With this same artist grant, White was able to offer community workshops for people to write letters to their own absent fathers, and some of those letters became centos in the collection.... Read more about Video: Who’s Your Daddy by Arisa White in Conversation with Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei

Honoring the Indigenous Roots of the Psychedelic Movement

Video: Honoring the Indigenous Roots of the Psychedelic Movement

March 18, 2021

A presentation and discussion on the continuities and discontinuities between the world of sacred plants and that of psychedelic science. This talk focused on what psychedelic therapists and scientists can learn from ayahuasca shamanism, as well as critique some common misunderstandings around the notions of set, setting, and integration. How can we dialogue with Indigenous traditions, knowledge, and practices? How can we practice reciprocity with Indigenous people?... Read more about Video: Honoring the Indigenous Roots of the Psychedelic Movement

This discussion between CSWR Director Charles Stang and author Brian Muraresku took place on Febrary 1, 2021.

Video: Psychedelics: The Ancient Religion with No Name?

February 12, 2021

The most influential religious historian of the twentieth century, Huston Smith, once referred to it as the "best-kept secret" in history. Did the ancient Greeks use drugs to find God? And did the earliest Christians inherit the same secret tradition? A profound knowledge of visionary plants, herbs, and fungi passed from one generation to the next, ever since the Stone Age?... Read more about Video: Psychedelics: The Ancient Religion with No Name?

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