Announcing the Call for Papers for

SWCRS 2018

With the focus "Religious Experience Then and Now"

 Coming Up March 9-11, 2018

Marriott Hotel DFW Airport North, Irving, TX

Call for Papers Available Here

As good stewards of our resources, SWCRS will now provide paper copies of the program at the meeting and avoid the cost of mailing them. The program is published here electronically, and the meeting app is available as well. We appreciate your support of this initiative.


The commission requests information regarding members who have died in the past year. 

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 comprises the regional American Academy of Religion, American Schools of Oriental Research, Association for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Society of Biblical Literature.

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SWCRS Officers

through February, 2018

President: Renate Viveen Hood,
University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Vice President: Stacy Patty,
Lubbock Christian University

Executive Secretary: Richard J. Bautch,
St. Edward's University

Donations and Online Payments

The SWCRS Paypal Site provides a convenient way for group member registration payments, as well as for gifts to the commission and sponsorship payments.   Your support provides important funds for annual meeting expenses, student and retiree discounts, special workshops, and the grants and awards programs.

Group Registrations

The registration site does not accept group registrations, but advanced registration for groups may be completed by emailing the names, institution, affiliated organization, and type (faculty, student).  Payment can be completed either by paying directing through the SWCRS Paypal Site or by paying onsite at the meeting.