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Professor Mona Siddiqui Speaks to BBC News

April 15, 2024

Mona Siddiqui, Distinguished Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies, spoke about the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and its meaning in relation to the situation in Gaza for the BBC news station segment “Thought for the Day.” The segment offers reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.

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General HIU News

International Student Finds Grandmotherly Bond in Hartford

April 4, 2024

The first Sunday after Philip Fonjoh arrived at HIU, in August 2023, to begin his MA in International Peacebuilding, he walked through Hartford looking for a church to worship God. With no luck, on his way back, he walked past a bus station where Marion, an 89-year-old lady, was standing. Phillip said, "Hi," and they started a conversation. She told him she was going to church and insisted he come with her. They have been friends ever since. "Meeting her, I felt, was God's providence leading me to her."  

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General HIU News

Journal of Interreligious Studies Releases New Issue Honoring Dr. Lucinda Mosher

March 26, 2024

On Saturday, March 23rd, the Journal of Interreligious Studies published Issue 41: The Art of Interfaith: A Festschrift in Honor of Lucinda Mosher, who serves the journal as Senior Editor. At 179 pages, it is the JIRS's largest peer-reviewed issue yet, "a testament to how many people wanted to honor Lucinda or sought to write on the theme of interreligious/interfaith studies and the arts," says editor-in-chief Axel Takacs.

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Chaplaincy students in a group discussion to foster intercultural understanding

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How Chaplains Address Issues of Cultural Appropriation

At HIU, fostering intercultural understanding is central to our mission. As our chaplaincy students train to serve diverse faith communities, we teach them to recognize, avoid and address issues of cultural appropriation. 

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Hartford International University

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Coping with Crisis at an Institution for Religion and Peace

The stock in trade of Hartford International University for Religion and Peace, formerly Hartford Seminary, is interreligious dialogue and peacebuilding. “Peace” is right in the new name we adopted in 2021 to better align with...

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Realizing the Uniqueness of Every Individual as an Important Part of Understanding and Acceptance

It’s been almost four years since I graduated from Hartford International University (HIU) for Religion and Peace. But it feels like just yesterday that I took stones from the labyrinth behind my cozy on-campus housing...

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