Spirituality & the Journey to Faith

The Concept of “Mysticism” in the Abrahamic Faiths

The term “Mysticism” often referred to the biblical, liturgical, spiritual, and contemplative dimensions of early and medieval Christianity. During the early modern period, the definition of mysticism grew to include a broad range of beliefs and ideologies related to…

Mysticism in the Abrahamic faiths
Building Interfaith Communities

Where in the World are HIU Alumni?

The places they go and the difference they make.  Global Citizens. Peacebuilders. Activists. International Scholars. Interfaith Leaders. Hartford International alumni are living in and serving communities across the world — using their interfaith education to…

Interfaith & Interreligious Dialogue

Exploring the history of interfaith dialogue

In 1893, religious leaders from around the world met in Chicago for the World’s Parliament of Religions, which scholars and faith leaders today recognize as the origin of formal interreligious dialogue. While we credit this…

history of interfaith dialogue
Spirituality & the Journey to Faith

When the Most Important Word Is a Preposition: Significance of Our New Name

Hartford International University for Religion and Peace. You might think the primary nouns are the most important words in the new name for what was Hartford Seminary for many, many decades: University. Religion. Peace. They…

Hartford International University significance of new name