Hartford Seminary is now Hartford International University for Religion and Peace.

As a pioneering, interreligious, international university, Hartford International has helped thousands of people find peace within, and many thousands more find peace with each other. At HIU, we engage in robust religious studies and meaningful interfaith dialogue to deepen our beliefs, respect our differences, and help bring peace to the world.

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Academic Programs

Pioneering an interreligious environment like no other – we help thousands of people deepen their faith & lead countless more out of conflict.

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Continuing and Professional Education

Learning opportunities for thriving in a religiously complex world.

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Religion Research

From our faculty to our students, Hartford International is home to and fosters world-renowned scholars who are engaged in religion research – exploring answers to questions of faith in the world today.

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Global and Community Partnerships

Global & Community Partnerships

Our students work with religious scholars across the globe – from consortiums with the world’s top academic institutions to local and international communities.

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News & Events

Alumni News

MAP Alum Creates Podcast on Sexual Identity and Gender

May 20, 2024

Before Lena Vallianatou started her MA in International Peacebuilding, she recounts being unaware of some of her emotions, such as anger and sadness. She learned about trauma in a class and how to recognize it in herself and others. “It was like therapy,” Lena says. Getting that skill inspired her to create a podcast for her capstone project. The podcast raises awareness and educates about trauma around sexual identity and gender.      

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A Heart for All

Our approach to theological study is about building connections and experiencing our differences – nourishing love for the entire human family, no matter where you come from or what faith you hold closest in your heart.

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From the Blog

From the Blog

The Importance of Interfaith Dialogue

HIU’s Director of Communications, Susan Schoenberger, sheds light on the importance of Interfaith Dialogue and the power of empathy and connection in bridging religious divides.

The post The Importance of Interfaith Dialogue first appeared on Religion & Peace.


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DEI Can Work…Here’s How

Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. Independently, these words embody strong principles that many DEI programs strive to achieve. Collectively, diversity, equity, and inclusion represent the good that many of us want to see in the world.

The post DEI Can Work…Here’s How first appeared on Religion & Peace.

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From the Blog

How Chaplains Address Issues of Cultural Appropriation

At HIU, fostering intercultural understanding is central to our mission. As our chaplaincy students train to serve diverse faith communities, we teach them to recognize, avoid and address issues of cultural appropriation. 

The post How Chaplains Address Issues of Cultural Appropriation first appeared on Religion & Peace.

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