The following places of religious and spiritual practice are accessible by walking or taking public transportation from Emerson's Boston campus. The sites listed under LGBTQIA+ are among those who have publicly welcomed LGBTQIA+ people. This resource page is not meant to fully represent the numerous places of worship and practice in the Boston area. Please reach out to Emerson's Center for Spiritual Life at spiritual_life [at] (spiritual_life[at]emerson[dot]edu) for more information.


Please reference our list of LGBTQIA+ friendly places of worship.


First Baptist Church
110 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Old Cambridge Baptist Church
1151 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge


Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
331 Broadway, Cambridge

Cambridge Zen Center
199 Auburn Street, Cambridge

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston
646 Brookline Avenue, Boston


St. Anthony Shrine
100 Arch Street, Boston

The Catholic Center at Northeastern University
68 St. Stephen Street, Boston

The Paulist Center
5 Park Street, Boston

Christian Science

Christian Science Church
175 Huntington Avenue, Boston


Cathedral Church of St. Paul
138 Tremont Street, Boston

Church of the Advent
30 Brimmer Street, Boston

Trinity Church
206 Clarendon Street, Boston


Boston Chinese Evangelical Church
249 Harrison Avenue, Boston

Greek Orthodox

Saint John the Baptist Hellenic Orthodox Church
15 Union Park Street, Boston


ISKON Boston
72 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Shivalaya Temple of Greater Boston
407R Mystic Avenue, Medford


Humanist Hub
30 JFK Street, Cambridge


The Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street, Boston


The Boston Synagogue (trans-denominational)
55 Martha Road, Boston

Temple Israel (Reform)
477 Longwood Avenue, Boston

Kehillath Israel (Conservative)
384 Harvard Avenue, Brookline

Boston University Hillel (Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative)
213 Bay State Road, Boston


The First Lutheran Church
299 Berkeley Street, Boston

University Lutheran Church
66 Winthrop Street, Cambridge


Old West Church
131 Cambridge Street, Boston

Union Church
485 Columbus Avenue, Boston


Dar Al-Islam
meets at Cathedral Church of St. Pauls for Friday Juma'a
138 Tremont Street, Boston

Islamic Center of New England
470 South Street, Quincy

Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center
100 Malcom X Boulevard, Roxbury

Masjid Al-Quran
35 Intervale Street, Dorchester


Church of the Covenant
67 Newbury Street, Boston


Beacon Hill Friends House
6 Chestnut Street, Boston

Friends Meeting in Cambridge
5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge


Gurdwara Sikh Sangat Boston
10 Thorndike Street, Everett

Seventh-Day Adventist

Seventh-Day Adventist Center
645 Boylston Street, Boston

Unitarian Universalist

Arlington Street Church
351 Boylston Street, Boston

First Church in Boston
66 Malborough Street, Boston

First Parish in Cambridge
3 Church Street, Cambridge