About SWIRS

The Southwest Institute of Religious Studies (SWIRS) offers online courses for individuals to learn about the history and theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. SWIRS is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. All content, whether texts, online resources, or classroom lessons are only the expressed view of the given author and do not necessarily represent the views of SWIRS or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. SWIRS does not represent or speak for the church in any way. The Southwest Institute of Religious Studies is a faith affirming institution and upholds all doctrine taught by the church.

Course availability is currently limited, and is going to grow over time. Each course is purchased individually at a very affordable price. Currently there are no subscriptions available, but once our course options increase, this may become an additional option.

Honest questions and conversations are encouraged on all topics, even very difficult ones, related to the course subjects being taught. However, antagonistic or deliberate testimony undermining interactions are not allowed and any such participants found doing so will be banned. Furthermore, hateful rhetoric of any kind is also not tolerated and completely contrary to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Please be thoughtful of other students coming from a variety of different backgrounds. Feeling the Holy Ghost is encouraged here and requires harmonious interactions with others.

This Website is owned and operated by the Southwest Institute of Religious Studies.