Dialogue Matters with Alan Graham

On May 5, 2016, Austinite of the Year, Alan Graham, founder of Mobile Loves and Fishes was the guest speaker at Dialogue Matters. He talked about their social programs to help homeless. More specifically, he spoke about their project that provides “home” for people who need a loving and caring environment....

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Alevi-Bekhtashi Expressive Culture

In this interactive lecture/workshop, Mr. Şimşek will demonstrate and explain some of the most important textual and musical elements of Alevi-Bektaşi expressive culture, as they have been practiced historically and are still experienced in religious settings in Turkey today. This lecture will be in Turkish.

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11th Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner

“Dispelling those prejudices is something we should all work toward,  and that’s why organizations like the Dialogue Institute, which uses education and communication to “eliminate or reduce false stereotypes, prejudices and unjustified fears” concerning various cultural and faith groups, exist.” Mayor Ivy Taylor The Dialogue and Friendship Dinner draws hundreds of community...

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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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“Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity” by Rebecca Guengerich

            On Nov. 19 2015, Rebecca Guengerich, Pastoral Associate at the Lutheran Campus Ministries at the University of Texas at Austin, was the guest speaker for the Dialogue Matters program. The topic of her talk was Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity. In her speech, she...

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Dialogue Matters: Journey of Hope

Journey of Hope * Journey “storytellers” come from all walks of life and represent the full spectrum and diversity of faith, color, and economic situation. They are real people who know first-hand the aftermath of the insanity and horror of murder. They recount their tragedies and their struggles to heal...

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Dialogue Matters: 150 Years Later, Are We Still Fighting The Civil War?

We had an incredible journey through the history with Dr. Larry Hufford on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Dr.Hufford addressed the question 150 years later, are we still fighting the civil war?  He briefly explained the American Civil War and compared it with the current developments. An important topic and discussion...

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Hospitality in Islam and Christianity

          On, March 4 2015, as part of Lenten Series, Interfaith Academy program took place at St. George’s Episcopal Church. The theme of this session was Hospitality. Dr. Guner Arslan of the Dialogue Institute and Rev. Kevin Schubert of the St. George’s Episcopal Church shared their perspectives...

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