• MISSISSIPPI VOICE AGAINST EXTREMISM

    Mississippi Voice Against Extremism (MVAE) is a local project led by the Dialogue Institute (DI) to serve the community through series of activities in order to increase awareness against terrorism. The goal of MVAE is to become one voice against religiously motivated violent extremism. In cooperation of Mississippi organizations, religious...

  • 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...

  • April 28th Panel on “Education for Refugee Women” by CWH – Dialog Institute

    The Commission of Women for Humanity (CWH) of the Dialogue Institute is excited to bring to Houston, their panel on “Empowering Women Refugees for Successful Integration into the United States Society through Quality Education”. This panel was presented at the Sixtieth Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status...

  • 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...

  • Interfaith Academy – Varieties of Faith

    On March 9th, a delightful Interfaith Academy event was held at St. George’s Episcopal Church.   Reverend Kevin Schubert and Imam Okan Dogan addressed the topic of Varieties of Faith in Christianity and Islam. This event was the last one of this year’s Lenten Series – Common Ground Amidst Our Faiths: Comparing Shared...

  • Dialogue Institute’s MS rep condemns Brussels attacks

    The Dialogue Institute of the Southwest, which aims to foster understanding between people of different religious and cultural backgrounds, is starting a project called “Mississippi Voice Against Extremism”. As part of the project,  the Dialogue Institute will hold the Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dunner on Tuesday at 6 p.m. They...

  • Interfaith Academy – Environmental Care

    Dr. Bilgin and M.Div student J. Clarkson clearly presented Islamic and Christian perspectives on the topic of Environmental Care. Bilgin drew attention to some significant facts about environmental problems stemming from pollution. Also taking account for the meanings of the universe and the place of people in this world according...

  • CWH organized a panel at United Nations CSW60

    The sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world attended the session. Commission of Women For...

  • CWH visited Alliance for Shared Values in New York

    During the United Nations CSW60 week in New York, Commission of Women For Humanity (CWH) members and panelists visited Alliance for Shared Values, an umbrella non-profit organization serving as a voice for civic, culture and service organizations around the U.S dedicated to promoting community service, education and interfaith dialogue. It...

  • NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day

    CSW60 NGO Forum Consultation Day took place on March 13, 2016 in New York, NY. The Consultation Day was a first step for the UN CSW60 meetings between 14-24 March 2016 and a helping hand for the participants to establish and improve communications among the organizations and individuals. At the...

  • AFSV Denounces President Erdogan’s Seizure of Leading Newspaper Zaman

    NEW YORK, March 4, 2016 – The Turkish government’s seizure of Zaman, the largest-selling newspaper in Turkey, is an attack on the country’s human rights, civil society and freedom of expression and the media. In his effort to consolidate power and silence all dissent, president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s actions only...

  • Interfaith Academy – Living Together in Peace

    Reverend Madeline Hawley and Mr. Erdem Balikci addressed the topic of Environmental Care from Christian and Islamic perspectives respectively at Interfaith Academy Panel that took place at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Wednesday evening,  March 2nd.     Rev. Madeline began her speech with the Islamic greeting, As Salamu Alaikum....

  • Fethullah Gulen’s Op-ed in Le Monde: Muslims, we have to critically review our understanding of Islam

    Words fall short to truly express my deep sadness and revolt in the face of the carnage perpetrated by terrorist groups such as the so-called ISIS. I share a profound frustration with a billion and a half Muslims around the world at the fact that such groups commit terror while...