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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9th Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner & Awards Ceremony

  The El Paso branch of the Dialogue Institute of the Southwest had the pleasure to host its 9th Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner. Around 350 people from different ethnic, religious, and cultural views gathered on Monday, November 10th, at the Camino Real Grand Ballroom.The keynote speaker for the ceremony...

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Friday Socials: Dr. Aurolyn Luykx

The Dialogue Institute of the Southwest had the opportunity to host: Dr.Aurolyn Luykx Associate Professor of Anthropology and Teacher Education Department of Sociology and Anthropology  The university of Texas at El Paso “What standards can we use to determine if something is good or bad? In anthropology, Culture relativism is a...

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Dr. Abdullah Antepli, Religious Extremism and the need for Interfaith communication.

Friday, February 6th, 2015. The Dialogue Institute of the Southwest- El Paso branch, in collaboration with University of Texas at El Paso- Religious Studies Program and El Paso Community College – Diversity Programs had the pleasure to present Duke University Lecturer, Dr.Abdullah Antepli, to speak on Religious Extremism, ISIS and and the need for Interfaith Communication....

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El Paso Branch Friday Socials: Julia H. Bussinger, Director of the El Paso Museum of History

April 24, 2015 Dialogue Institute El Paso Branch hosted Julia H. Bussinger, Director of the El Paso Museum of History. Around 30 people gathered for another of our “Friday Socials” this past Friday. Food and refreshments served before the talk of the guest speaker. Mrs. Julia talked to our guests about the history of...

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Dialogue Institute- El Paso organized a Traditional Ramadan Iftar Dinner for Religious Leaders and Clergy

The Dialogue Institute of the Southwest – El Paso branch organized a Traditional Ramadan Iftar Dinner for clergy and religious leaders this past Thursday, July 16th. Around 35 guests from different denominations and beliefs gathered to converse, enjoy dinner, and become involve in dialogue with each other. A presentation on...

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Screening of “Love is a Verb” Documentary Film at UT El Paso Cinema

April 23, 2015 In collaboration with the Turkish Student Association at the University of Texas at El Paso, The Dialogue Institute of the Southwest El Paso branch proudly presented the film “Love is a Verb” this past April 23rd at the University of Texas of El Paso Cinema completely free of admission. Love...

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The Dialogue Institute Celebrates Thanksgiving with friends and guests.

The Dialogue Institute Celebrates Thanksgiving with friends and guests. The El Paso branch of the Dialogue Institute of the Southwest had the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner with friends, members of the community, and guests on Friday, November 14th. More than 60 people gathered to enjoy delicious turkey, doner, and...

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Friday Socials: Sr.Elizabeth Swartz, Superintendent of Catholic Schools of El Paso

Around 25 people gathered for another of our very own “Friday Socials”. Our guest speaker was Sr.Elizabeth Swartz,  Superintendent of Catholic Schools of El Paso. Sr. Swartz gave a talk on “Importance of Middle and High School Education”. Sister Elizabeth emphasized the importance of dedicating quality time to your children,...

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