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Published on February 8th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline


Hartford Seminary offers scholarship for Jewish student

HARTFORD — The Hartford Seminary International Peacemaking Program (IPP) is offering a scholarship designated for a Jewish student. This is the second year the seminary is offering the scholarship.

“The IPP program is a unique educational framework that combines interfaith engagement in both classroom and residential settings with practical training in peacemaking skills. Having Jewish students in the program promises to bring the wisdom of the Jewish tradition into the mix, enriching both the Jewish participants and their Christian and Muslim peers,” said Prof. Yehezkel Landau, associate professor of interfaith relations at the Seminary.

Launched in 2004, the IPP has since brought dozens of young leaders from countries where there is interreligious conflict for a year of study and peacemaking practice. In 2014, recognizing both the growing religious diversity within the United States and the need for Christian leadership in interfaith engagement in American cities, the Seminary invited American students to participate in the program. This year’s addition of a scholarship for a Jewish IPP student brings to eight the total number of scholarships for 2016-17. IPP participants study interfaith dialogue, conflict transformation, and leadership skills. Upon completion of six courses, scholarship recipients receive a Graduate Certificate in either Interfaith Dialogue or Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations.

For information contact IPP Director Phoebe Milliken at pmilliken@hartsem.edu or (860) 509-9552.

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