Noah’s Pudding

People all throughout the Middle East who are of the Abrahamic faiths —Judaism, Christianity, and Islam— have a tradition of making Noah’s pudding. Noah’s pudding is a Turkish dessert that is made all throughout the year, but is specifically cooked, served, and distributed during the tenth day of Muharram. Muharram...

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Message for New York Attack

The Dialogue Institute Southwest is saddened and distressed by the massacre in New York, and we extend heartfelt sorrow to all the loved ones of all the victims. We deplore and condemn the horrific killing, and we support the civil rights and sacred lives of all persons. We reject the...

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Pray for Las Vegas

Dialogue Institute of Southwest is saddened and distressed by the massacre at the music festival in Las Vegas, and we extend heartfelt sorrow to all the loved ones of all the victims. We deplore and condemn the horrific killing, and we support the civil rights and sacred lives of all...

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Building Bridges and Breaking Barriers

As we drove into Dallas for the first time a year ago, the first impressive landmarks my family saw were the many stately bridges. The Margaret Hunt Bridge with its 400-foot steel arch and the cables radiating from it in an expressive manner beckoned us to the bustling downtown. I...

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Fethullah Gulen on ‘GPS’ with Fareed Zakaria

(CNN) Fethullah Gulen, the reclusive cleric accused by Turkey of hatching a military coup attempt, concedes that his supporters could have been involved in the putsch but again denied any direct connection. “There might have been some sympathetic people [to Gulen] among them,” he told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in an...

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AFSV’s Statement on the Ongoing Situation in Turkey

July 15, 2016 News media reported about developments in Turkey today regarding actions of Turkish Armed Forces. For more than 40 years, Fethullah Gulen and Hizmet participants have advocated for, and demonstrated their commitment to, peace and democracy. We have consistently denounced military interventions in domestic politics. These are core...

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