Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner

Event details

  • Tuesday | March 7, 2017
  • 6:00 PM
  • UIW ROSENBERG SKY ROOM 847 E.Hildebrand San Antonio, TX 78212

The Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinners are organized to contribute to the progress of intercultural-interfaith dialog and peace. With the participation of esteemed guests and people from different faiths, cultures, and ethnicities these gatherings have come to symbolize our desire to achieve a genuine cross-cultural understanding and cooperation.

Dialogue Institute cordially invites you to the 12th Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner

Theme: Antidote to Extremism

Keynote Speaker:      Rev.Dirk Ficca, Former Executive Director of Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions

Rev. Dirk Ficca has twenty year of experience in the global interreligious movement, having served as Executive Director of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. . In 2010, Dirk was honored with an Interfaith Visionary Award by the Temple of Understanding. Prior to his work with the Parliament of Religions, he served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Benton Harbor. He is a graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary (Class of 1982), and has taught at DePaul University, Garrett Evangelical-Theological Seminary, and the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. He is a member of Chicago Presbytery and serves as the convener of its Ecumenical and Interreligious Work Group. He was awarded the Fethullah Gulen Award for Peace and Dialogue by the Niagara Foundation in 2012. Read some of Rev. Ficca’s words

Emcee: Nicole Foy

Charitable Partner: Sam’s Cover

Dialogue Institute Friendship Award: Dr. Larry Hufford

Dialogue Institute Education Award: Dr. Simran Jeet Singh

Dialogue Institute Communication Award: TPR – Dare to Listen

Dialogue Institute Community Service Award: RAICES


Co-sponsors: UIW Liturgical Outreach        

Art and Performance:

  • Live Music Performance by Dialogue Ensemble
  • Water Marbling Show
  • Caligraphy
  • Art Contest Exhibition
  • Gift Sale by Bazaar Istanbul (
  • Silent Auction

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6:00 pm

Venue: UIW Rosenberg Skyroom

847 E.Hildebrand, San Antonio, TX 78212

TICKETS:  $45 per person   $450 per table