Exploring Differences, Deepening Faith
At Hartford International, you’ll learn in an interfaith community that allows you to deepen your faith, as well as to appreciate and understand the religion of others.Interreligious & Peace Studies Programs
A 180-Year Legacy of Training Faith Leaders
Hartford International prepares the next generation of religious leaders – peacebuilders who care for and serve people not just of their own faith, but of other faiths in their communities.About Hartford International
Global Facing. Impact Focused.
As an International University for Religion and Peace, we foster faith exploration, respect, and peacebuilding – ideas brought to life through work with our global and community partners.Global & Community Partnerships
A Legacy of Asking the Big Questions
Our world-renowned faculty and students use research to examine faith – from origin and interpretation to how we can use our understanding of one another to drive peace across the globe.Religion Research
Together in Hope of Peace
Our students use their skills, sensitivity, and drive to see positive change in communities near and far – examining international conflicts with empathy, understanding, and unparalleled respect for others.Student Experience
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.Learn More
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M.A. in Interreligious Studies
Immerse in interfaith dialogue and deepen your knowledge of your own faith.Learn More
M.A. in Chaplaincy
Preparing the next generation of religious leaders.Learn More
Executive and Professional Education
Hartford International now offers religious diversity training and consultation for businesses and working professionals.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
From the Blog
From the Blog
Peacebuilding Practices: Part 3 – Understanding, Not Persuasion: Interfaith Dialogue for Contentious Topics
Welcome to Part Three of our series on peacebuilding practices at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace. Like the posts on Relational Space and Paraphrasing, this one begins with a friendship, and like those...
From the Blog
Peacebuilding Practices: Part 2 – Coffee Tables and Capital Punishment: Peacebuilding to Resolve Personal & Societal Conflicts
Welcome to Part Two of our series on peacebuilding practices at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace. Today, we’ll investigate Paraphrasing as an everyday skill for building understanding. This piece is co-authored by Phoebe...
From the Blog
Peacebuilding Practices: Part 1 – Friendship and Relational Space as a Foundation of Peacebuilding
Welcome to a three-part series on peacebuilding practices at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace. A central aspect of peacebuilding is prioritizing relationships over agreement. Difference and diversity are desirable and healthy, and...
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