• 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • “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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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!

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Reunion Iftar & Book Signing

    Dialogue Institute had the pleasure of hosting this Ramadan’s first Dialogue & Reunion Iftar Dinner! The evening started with David Searcy signing his book “Shame and Wonder” at Turquoise Center and followed a brief introduction of Ramadan and the significance of this holy month. Home cooked delicious dishes from the Turkish...

  • 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...