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  • Noah’s Pudding

    People all throughout the Middle East who are of the Abrahamic faiths —Judaism, Christianity, and Islam— have a tradition of making Noah’s pudding. Noah’s pudding is a Turkish dessert that is made all throughout the year, but is specifically cooked, served, and distributed during the tenth day of Muharram. Muharram...

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  • Building Bridges and Breaking Barriers

    As we drove into Dallas for the first time a year ago, the first impressive landmarks my family saw were the many stately bridges. The Margaret Hunt Bridge with its 400-foot steel arch and the cables radiating from it in an expressive manner beckoned us to the bustling downtown. I...

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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!

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  • 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...

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  • 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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  • 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...

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  • Regional Advisory Board Meeting held in Oklahoma City

    Dialogue Institute held its annual Regional Advisory Committee Meeting in Oklahoma City on January 9, 2016. More than 60 members from many cities where Dialogue Institute serves participate in this yearly effort to explore how to advance dialogue, mutual understanding, peace and respect in our societies. The event had a...

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