Since 1996, the Hispanic Theological Initiative’s (HTI) mission is to create and nurture a community of Latina/o scholars to service the academy and the church. Its primary goal is to increase the number of Latina/o students and faculty in theological education and, by doing so, better equip US institutions to serve the growing Hispanic population. Headquarter offices for HTI are currently located at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ. In its identity, HTI is ecumenical, multi-ethnic, and multi-denominational. HTI’s Consortium of schools, known as HTIC, currently consists of twenty-eight Ph.D. granting institutions that are committed to increase the pool of Latina/o Ph.D. graduates in theological and religious education. HTI and HTIC’s purpose and mission revolve around four major goals:
- To help identify and prepare highly trained educators and leaders who can articulate, model, and help teach values and ideas that will inform and make an impact in our Latino faith communities and communities in general.
- To increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of Latina/o Ph.D. students across the nation by uniting and leveraging institutional resources (human, financial, and infrastructural).
- To increase the presence of Latina/o faculty – especially tenured faculty – in seminaries, schools of theology and universities.
- To provide a forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and the best practices to address the needs of Latina/o faculty and students
To learn more about what we do, the schools we work with and the faculty in our network, visit our webpage: www.htiprogram.org