The Southwest Commission on Religious Studies was established in 1974 to encourage, support, and coordinate scholarly activities in the field of religious studies in the Southwest. The Commission hosts its annual meeting each Spring. The Commission encourages related scholarly organizations, university departments, and other faculty and research groups to coordinate their meetings with the SWCRS as well as to take advantage of the SWCRS meeting planning and the excellent venue/location of the hotel.  Meetings could be held concurrently with the SWCRS or on the Thursday-Friday and Sunday-Monday surrounding the regular conference.  For more information, contact the Secretary-Treasurer at the email address below.

Report on the 2022 Annual Meeting:

“The 2022 in-person meeting featured an impressive program that included 185 scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students representing 60 different institutions of higher learning.

We want to say a special thank you to our conference sponsor—Baylor University Press. Thank you as well to Religious Studies Review for their table at the conference. Finally, but certainly not least, thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this year’s conference such a rich, collegial, and re-energizing event!”—Jan Jaynes Quesada, Executive Secretary, SWCRS

Annual Meeting: March 3-5, 2023

Future Conferences are scheduled to return to in-person meetings at:

Dallas Marriott Las Colinas
223 West Las Colinas Boulevard,
Irving, TX 75039
(972) 831-0000