Fethullah Gulen’s Statement on Orlando Shooting

I am shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific attack that took place in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. I unequivocally condemn this hate-driven terrorist attack and I share my revolt and disgust with billions of people around the world. Media reports stated that the attacker...

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We condemn the horrifying mass shooting in Florida!

June 12, 2016 – We condemn the horrifying mass shooting in Florida this morning that left more than 50 dead and injured many more. This act of terror is an attack on our common humanity and values. It is more important than ever to stand in solidarity against violence, hate, and...

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Fethullah Gulen Condemns Brussels Terrorist Attacks

NEW YORK, March 24, 2016 – I strongly condemn the brutal terrorist attacks at the Brussels International Airport and Metro station on March 22 that resulted in the deaths of more than 30 people and the injuries of hundreds. Regardless of the perpetrators and their stated purposes, every terrorist attack is a...

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Regional Advisory Board Meeting held in Oklahoma City

Dialogue Institute held its annual Regional Advisory Committee Meeting in Oklahoma City on January 9, 2016. More than 60 members from many cities where Dialogue Institute serves participate in this yearly effort to explore how to advance dialogue, mutual understanding, peace and respect in our societies. The event had a...

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2015 Dialogue and Friendship Dinner & Awards Ceremony

The Dialogue Institute of the Southwest- New Mexico organized the 2015 Dialogue and Friendship Dinner & Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 at 6:00pm at Embassy Suites Albuquerque. Representatives from different walks of life such as elected officials, clergy, leaders of communities, and business people, joined the dinner. The...

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Luncheon Forum with Jihad Turk

A Cross- Disciplinary Colloquium by University of New Mexico & Dialogue Institute of the Southwest NM The Crisis of ISIS Islamic studies scholar and founder of the first Islamic seminary in the U.S., Jihad Turk, explored the role of religious extremism and geopolitics in the rise of groups, such as ISIS on...

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Luncheon Forum with Abdullah Antepli

Religious Extremism: The Example of ISIS featuring Abdullah Antepli Dialogue Institute- New Mexico held a Luncheon Forum on the Religious Extremism on Saturday, Feb. 7th, 2015 at Raindrop Foundation in Albuquerque. Imam Abdullah Antepli told his audience that, while there is little doubt that the Islamic State is both a...

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Whirling Dervishes of Rumi visited New Mexico

In effort to promote peace, tolerance, friendship, mutual understanding, mutual respect, empathic acceptance etc., The Dialogue institute of the SW- New Mexico hosted the “WHIRLING DERVISHES of RUMI with SUFI MUSIC CONCERT (Live Performance)” at UNM Continuing Education Auditorium at 7:30 PM on Friday, January 30th, 2015. The program started...

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Whirling Dervishes of Rumi with Sufi Music Concert (Live Performance)

Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.” Mawlana Jalaluddin-i RUMI The Whirling Dervishes of Rumi are Coming to New Mexico… Please...

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The 4th Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner & Award Ceremony

The Dialogue Institute of the Southwest- New Mexico organized the 4th Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner & Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 6:00pm at Embassy Suites Albuquerque. Representatives from different walks of life such as local media, elected officials, clergy, leaders of communities, and business people, joined...

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Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner & Award Ceremony 2013

Albuquerque Dialogue Institute cordially invites you to the “Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner & Awards Ceremony 2013” Theme Democracy and Liberty in the Middle East: What is next in Syria and Egypt? Keynote Speaker Mustafa Akyol (Journalist and Writer) Calligraphy Show Aydin Cayir Date Thursday, November 7th, 2013 (6:00 pm...

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The 3rd Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner & Award Ceremony

The Dialog Institute Southwest in conjunction with Raindrop Foundation organized the 3rd Dialog and Friendship Dinner on November 27th at 6:00pm at Embassy Suites Hotel in Albuquerque. Around 150 distinguished guests, consisted of local media, elected officials, clergy, leader of communities, and business people joined the dinner where Special Agent...

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The 2nd Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner

The Institute of Interfaith Dialog and Raindrop Turkish House organized the Dialog and Friendship Dinner on November 10th at 6:00pm 2011 at Marriott Pyramid Hotel in Albuquerque.Lauren Zakalik, from Koat 7 ABC channel, MC of the dinner introduced the key note speaker, Mayor of Albuquerque, Richard J. Berry,to address about...

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Preventing Another September 11

On September 8th 2011, Thursday,  the clergy from different faiths, Christians, Muslims and Jews and UNM faculty members discussed on how to build peaceful world and prevent another September 11. The event organized by Institute of Interfaith Dialog took place at the new Turkish Cultural Center on 7901 Mountain Rd, NE, Albuquerque, NM. The attendance to...

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