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
Caring for the World
Hartford International offers many options for those who want to center their interreligious studies in love of Earth.ECOLOGICAL PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES
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
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
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
Faculty In The News
December 6, 2023
Dr. David D. Grafton, Director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, was a panelist for a forum on the Middle East at the University of Hartford on Dec. 4.
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
Finding a Meaningful Chaplaincy Career in a One-of-a-Kind Setting
Denise Wolferman ’23 left the corporate world in search of a more meaningful career. The Master's in Chaplaincy graduate says finding HIU was life-changing, and a crucial part of her journey to preparing as an HIU educated chaplain.
The post Finding a Meaningful Chaplaincy Career in a One-of-a-Kind Setting first appeared on Religion & Peace.
From the Blog
Responsibility and Hard Work Needed to ‘Love Thy Neighbor’
This blog was adapted from a keynote address given at the annual dinner of the Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding on Oct. 10, 2023. The words “love thy neighbor” are well worn, and some might...
The post Responsibility and Hard Work Needed to ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ first appeared on Religion & Peace.
From the Blog
Experiential Learning in Peacebuilding: Preparation Is Essential
Phoebe Milliken, Director of HIU’s MA in International Peacebuilding, isn’t a fan of throwing her students into the deep end. Learn more about her preparation-focused experiential learning approach.
The post Experiential Learning in Peacebuilding: Preparation Is Essential first appeared on Religion & Peace.