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.Academic Programs (Interreligious Peace Studies)
A 180-Year Legacy of Training Faith Leaders
Hartford International prepares the next generation of religious leaders, including chaplains and peacebuilders who care for and serve people not just of their own faith.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
WHAT CLASSES CAN I TAKE?
Explore our course descriptions and schedules for students and auditors.Course Schedules
M.A. in Chaplaincy
Preparing the next generation of religious leaders.Learn More
M.A. in Interreligious Studies
Immerse in interfaith dialogue and deepen your knowledge of your own faith.Learn More
M.A. in International Peacebuilding
This one-year, residential program draws students from around the world.Learn More
Pioneering an interreligious environment like no other – we help thousands of people deepen their faith & lead countless more out of conflict.
Continuing and Professional Education
Learning opportunities for thriving in a religiously complex world.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
News & Events
General HIU News
Applications Open for New Eco Spirituality Graduate Certificate
June 1, 2023
Hartford International University has launched a graduate certificate in Eco Spirituality.
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
A Universal Problem: How Mental Health Affects All Communities & Religions
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Harriet Aholo, a Master’s in Peace Studies student at Hartford International University discusses the role of faith and interfaith communities in mitigating the effects of mental health issues.
The post A Universal Problem: How Mental Health Affects All Communities & Religions first appeared on Religion & Peace.
From the Blog
What Are the Roles of Chaplain, Minister, Pastor, or Priest
A pastor, minister, priest, and chaplain are all religious leaders of one kind or another. But there are differences between each of these roles. Read more to find out the similarities and differences in each of these.
The post What Are the Roles of Chaplain, Minister, Pastor, or Priest first appeared on Religion & Peace.
From the Blog
Jewish and Muslim Chaplains Gather and Connect at ‘Chaplains of the Book’ Conference
Rabbi Neal Joseph Loevinger had the idea for the conference, ‘Chaplains of the Book’ which would bring Jewish and Muslim chaplains together where they could learn from each other about their experiences with interfaith chaplaincy.
The post Jewish and Muslim Chaplains Gather and Connect at ‘Chaplains of the Book’ Conference first appeared on Religion & Peace.