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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Interreligious & Peace Studies 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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Executive and Professional Education

Hartford International now offers religious diversity training and consultation for businesses and working professionals.

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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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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

how handshakes and gestures can build interfaith understanding

From the Blog

Handshakes and hand gestures: What they mean in different cultures and how they can build interfaith understanding

In our globalized age, understanding other cultures is more important than ever. While handshakes and hand gestures can seem ordinary, they can have a great impact, especially in negotiations, contracts, and solving misunderstandings. Handshakes and...

The post Handshakes and hand gestures: What they mean in different cultures and how they can build interfaith understanding first appeared on Religion & Peace.

importance of interreligious exposure

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The Importance of Interreligious Exposure: Blessing Someone’s Religious Practice from a Place of Knowledge and Empathy

Before I came to America, my interreligious experience was limited by the lack of cultural diversity in my home country of Peru. There, I had only been exposed to different branches of Christianity.  When I...

The post The Importance of Interreligious Exposure: Blessing Someone’s Religious Practice from a Place of Knowledge and Empathy first appeared on Religion & Peace.

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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...

The post Peacebuilding Practices: Part 3 – Understanding, Not Persuasion: Interfaith Dialogue for Contentious Topics first appeared on Religion & Peace.

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