This data was last updated on 30 June 2006.
Address: International Center for Research, Interfaith Relations and Reconciliation
6-3-128/1, Beside National Police Academy, Shivarampally, Hyderabad, 500 052, IN
Type of organization: Academic/Study Center
Constructive Practices: Education, Information Dissemination, Research, Advocacy
Mission: According to its website: "Henry Martyn Institute - International Centre for Research, Interfaith Relations and Reconciliation (HMI)- is an ecumenical Christian organization, dedicated to the objective study and teaching of Islam, the promotion of interfaith dialogue and reconciliation."
Description: Founded in 1930, HMI is an academic institution and research center. The goal of HMI is to combine academic research with praxis. To achieve this goal, HMI hosts students who are working on master's, doctoral, and post-doctoral research. HMI is also committed to working on reconciliation efforts, supporting peaceful initiatives at all levels by increasing trust, co-operation and understanding among individuals and groups. HMI's comprehensive website describes its broad range of initiatives and programs in detail.
1. Academic programs
The study programs at HMI are:
Certificate, diploma, and post-graduate diploma programs in Islamic studies and interfaith relations
Post-graduate diploma program in conflict resolution, peace-building and interfaith relations
Master's and Ph.D. programs
Summer courses, special courses and external courses
Publication and Library: HMI publishes a semi-annual journal called the Journal of Henry Martyn Institute and books that focus on religious studies. HMI also has a library where most of the collection is related to Islam and interfaith issues. Not only HMI faculty and students can access this library, but also local universities' teaching staff and students, researchers, voluntary organizations, clergy and religious scholars.
Faculty: HMI has 4 faculty members for its Islamic studies and language programs.