Building Interfaith Communities

Peacebuilding Practices: Part 1 – Friendship and Relational Space as a Foundation of Peacebuilding

Welcome to a three-part series on peacebuilding practices at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace. A central aspect of peacebuilding is prioritizing relationships over agreement.   Difference and diversity are desirable and healthy, and…

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Building Interfaith Communities Interfaith & Interreligious Dialogue

The Blessing of a Rare Confluence of Religious Observances

As we begin this week, and in reflecting upon the Palm Sunday service our family attended last weekend, I am reminded that we are in a special moment. This year our three Abrahamic families –…

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Spirituality & the Journey to Faith

Living Out a Spiritual Motto: Observing the Presence of God in Different Faith Traditions

Over the past few years, I’ve settled on a spiritual motto: The Earth is your sanctuary, life is your liturgy, creation is your community. What I love about this motto is it’s progressiveness; I am…

observing the presence of God in different faiths
Interfaith & Interreligious Dialogue

6 Non-Religious Career Paths for Interreligious Studies Graduates

Students with an interreligious foundation hone skills in critical thinking and empathy that make them uniquely qualified for non-religious careers across industries where they can make a difference.

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