The Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School aims to advance interdisciplinary, international, and interreligious exchange, learning, and research on the world’s religions.

The CSWR has particular interest in the historical and contemporary interrelationships among religions, and the theological, philosophical, comparative, political, and ethical challenges facing religious communities and those who study them today. It primarily engages the academic community, beginning with the faculty, students, and staff of HDS, and then the wider scholarly community, but also welcomes religious practitioners, policymakers, and the wider public that is interested in religion.