Global & Community Partnerships
Experiencing Faith in Practice
With the help of our community and international partners, Hartford International students explore the local and global impacts of faith and apply their classroom learning through experiences working directly with people in real-world interfaith communities.
In addition to our domestic partnerships we also have partnerships, relationships, and friendships with institutions who share similar missions across the globe, including Indonesia, Singapore, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
Howard Thurman Center for Justice and Transformational Ministry
The Howard Thurman Center, home of the Black Ministries Program, expands our efforts to create social change by empowering change agents who can become effective advocates for their own communities.Learn More
Center for Transformative Spirituality
Our Center for Transformative Spirituality promotes an understanding of faith that allows for redefinition in the face of an evolving world, while also encouraging the practice of faith through spirituality and actions that directly serve and guide communities near and far.Learn More
Gratz College Exchange
Gratz College is Internationally recognized for its historic focus on Jewish studies and education, as well as a leader in developing effective educators, professionals, leaders, and scholars — both within and beyond the Jewish community.Learn More
Hartford Consortium for Higher Education
Cross register with Capital Community College, Central Connecticut State University, Goodwin College, Manchester Community College, St. Thomas Seminary, Trinity College, UCONN – Hartford, University of Hartford, and University of Saint Joseph, and two affiliate members: Connecticut Public/WNPR/CPTV and TheaterWorks.Learn More
Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium
Take classes through the Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium, a consortium of seminaries and theological schools including Boston College, Boston University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity School, Hebrew College, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary, and St. John’s Seminary & Theological Institute.Learn More
Center for Chaplaincy Studies
HIU is now a member of the Center for Chaplaincy Studies. The CCS is a collective of theological thought leaders committed to equipping chaplains to minister courageously, compassionately, and creatively at the highest standards of care and competency. The faculty are not only specialists in their fields of inquiry but are highly trained and proficient educators in multiple learning platforms.
There are countless opportunities to expand your horizons – from taking advantage of courses offered by nearby institutional partners to journeying across the world to experience faith in an international community.
Exploring Celtic Consciousness in Scotland
Learn about Celtic spirituality in partnership with John Philip Newell, one of the most prominent Christian teachers of spirituality in the Western world. Formerly Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, students will take the week-long pilgrimage to the Abbey with his guidance.
Understanding Jewish Identity, Trauma, and Discrimination
In a partnership designed to promote empathetic interfaith relationships, Hartford International students take courses in Post-Holocaust Theologies, The Church and the Holocaust, and Antisemitism and Racism with Gratz College, the oldest independent and pluralistic graduate school for Jewish studies in North America.Learn More
Visiting International, Multi-Racial Islamic Communities
The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore, a longtime Hartford International partner, works to bring about a greater understanding of Islam and Muslims among the multi-racial and multi-religious society of Singapore. Our faculty, students, and alumni have had opportunities to travel to tour the Islamic Singapore Hub.Learn More
Responding to the Issue of Climate Change
In collaboration with the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network, Hartford International produced a three-part collaborative seminar series, Many Faiths, One Creation, to address the climate crisis in different faith-based communities – showcasing Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu perspectives.Learn More
Meet Our Community and Global Partnership Leader
Dr. Deena Grant
Associate Professor of Jewish Studies Core Faculty - Graduate Programs
An observant Jewish scholar, Dr. Grant values studying and teaching the Hebrew Bible from a historical-critical perspective and also as it is interpreted and lived out by faith communities. She is currently working on the concept of hate in the Hebrew Bible and has published a Divine Anger in the Hebrew Bible, which explores varying expressions of God’s anger across major biblical collections.View Profile