• 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...

  • 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...

  • The Annual Friendship & Dialogue Dinner – 2016

         The Annual Dialogue & Friendship Dinner brought together more than 200 people from diverse backgrounds to promote an inclusive atmosphere in the Austin community for people of all religions and cultures. Participants included academics, policymakers, faith and community leaders. The Annual Dinner, sponsored by generous organizations and individuals,...

  • Join us for a Ramadan Home Iftar!

    Welcome to the Ramadan Home Iftars & Sahoors by Dialogue Institute. Dialogue Institute’s volunteer families are excited to host you and your whole family for an Iftar Dinner or Sahoor Breakfast during this holy month. Please click to RSVP and fill out the form for Dialogue Institute to be able to match you with the...

  • 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....

  • 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.

  • Introduction to Islam – Austin Graduate School of Theology

                                     

  • MISSISSIPPI VOICE AGAINST EXTREMISM DECLARATION

    Section 1:  Statement of the Problem Recognizing the diversity of religious beliefs and philosophical outlooks in our state, we have come together to unite around our universal and common desire to uphold and uplift each other as neighbors and fellow human beings and to affirm and support the following statement...