About Hartford International
An International University for Interfaith Scholarship With a History as a Forward-Thinking Institution for Religious Leaders and Peacebuilders in Today’s Diverse World.
Founded in 1834
Hartford International University for Religion and Peace is unique among theological institutions across the globe — both in approach and history. Founded in 1834, Hartford International has built an interreligious environment like no other and proven an ability to prepare leaders for the complex, pluralistic world in which we live.
A Heart For All
With an approach to theological study focused on building connections and experiencing our differences, Hartford International nourishes love for the entire human family, no matter where you come from or what faith you hold closest in your heart.Learn More
Explore Our History
As the first theological seminary in America to admit women, a founding member of The American Association of Schools of Religious Education, and home to the first Islamic chaplaincy program in the country, Hartford International’s history is peppered with groundbreaking firsts.Learn More
Our Recent Name Change
Hartford Seminary is now Hartford International University for Religion and Peace.Learn more
Meet Our Leadership
From our president to our Trustees, Hartford International brings together incredibly talented, wise, strategic, and prayerful people of different faiths so that we can learn and evolve our interfaith understanding together.Learn More
Learning in an Architectural Landmark
Hartford International University for Religion and Peace was one of the first commercial projects designed by New York-based architect Richard Meier, winner of the 1984 Pritzker Prize.Learn More