Meet Your Muslim Neighbor

“Ramadan Home Dinners” is a long tradition of Dialogue Institute for many years where people of various faiths meet their neighbors and friends at their homes to share a meal. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, during which fasting from dawn to dusk is observed by Muslims...

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Friendship and Dialogue Dinner

Everyone who attended the Dialogue Institute Austin’s dinner, March 1st,, at the Asian American Cultural Center in Austin experienced a great evening of fellowship.  Over two hundred people representing many different cultures, backgrounds, and religions gathered in support of dialogue, solidarity, tolerance, peace, and love. Dr. Steven Kinney, the evening’s master...

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Noah’s Pudding Sharings

Dialogue Institute Austin hosted Noah’s Pudding events at First English Lutheran Church of Austin, St James Episcopal Church, Central Presbyterian Church  and Unity Church of the Hills in an effort to spread the message of living with people from diverse cultures in harmony and peace. Noah’s Pudding As the story...

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Dialogue Matters on Equal Employment

Flynn A. Lee, Gail McCant, Enrique Serrano and Rochion Gregg from Equal Employment/Fair Housing Office in City of Austin have talked about rules and regulations on Employment Discrimination, Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance, Housing Discrimination and Public Accommodations Ordinance. Rights and responsibilities of the employees and employers are discussed. Procedures to follow in order to get help...

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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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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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International Women’s Day Luncheon

Many thanks to Officer Jones and Specialist Copening from the Richardson Police Department for joining us to present at Women’s Day Luncheon with the members and friends of Dialogue Institute. We all had a wonderful time and already planning the next get together.

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Breakfast Dialogues

Breakfast Dialogues is an initiative where we invite our new and current friends one at a time and encourage them to bring one or two of their friends to meet some of our members and dialogue around various topics. Everyone is welcome to join us by themselves as well. We like to promote...

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Jewish Holiday of Purim and Community Response to Hate and Violence

  An educational leader and teacher, Rabbi Susan Lippe teaches at Selah of South Austin, Texas,  while studying Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School. Prior to her career switch, she has worked as a Rabbi-Educator at Congregation Beth Israel, Austin Texas for seven years and Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills, CA for six...

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Annual Friendship and Dialogue Dinner 2017

  We had such a great time with all the participations at the Annual Friendship and Dialogue Dinner on March 2nd, 2017. There were dialogue, solidarity, tolerance, peace, love and so on at the program The night started with a warm welcome from the emcee of the night Austin’s very...

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“Soul Fury: Rumi and Friendship” with Coleman Barks and Eugene Friesen

In another one-time-only Front Porch Special Event, we are blessed beyond measure to welcome legendary Rumi scholar and translator, Coleman Barks, to our makeshift stage in the All Saints’ Episcopal Church Sanctuary. Join us for this incredible happening this February 23rd at 7PM. Tickets for this event are available NOW at...

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Music 4 Dialogue

Would you like to learn to play or sing eastern music? Our music classes are open to anyone who can play an instrument or sing at any level.We will be teaching and playing traditional Turkish music as well as Greek, Armenian, Jewish, Christian, Sufi, Kurdish, Arabic, Romanian, Azerbaijan and adding...

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Ramadan Experience Iftar Dinners

Dialogue Institute is proud to share its 2016 Ramadan Experience dinners in conjunction with Churches, Synagogues, and Bahai Temple. A Ramadan Experience brings individuals from different religious and cultural communities together to learn about the significance of the month of Ramadan in Islam, engage in friendly table conversation, and break-fast...

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The Dialogue Forum with Fr. Buddy Noel

Fr. Emile “Buddy” Noel is the senior Pastor at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Westwego, Louisiana. He also serves as the Director of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Office of Archdiocese of New Orleans. Fr. Noel joined us at The Dialogue Forum on October 21st!

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2016 Iftar Dinners in Austin

Dialogue Institute organized more than 20 iftar dinners in Austin during the Ramadan. Cathedrals ,Churches  and Synagogues opened their doors for the Iftar dinners. It has been fantastic to come together and have dinners with people of different religions.  The tradition of breaking fast with friends, neighbors and the needy...

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