Global & Community Partnerships

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Partner Spotlight

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.

Meet Our Community and Global Partnership Leader

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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.

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