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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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  • Interfaith Academy

    Saint Andrew Christian Church hosted the Interfaith Academy on March 10th.

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  • Noah’s Pudding

    We celebrated Ashure (Noah’s Pudding) day with the Churches in our neighborhood. Thanks to everyone who joined us!

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  • Science and Religion Panel

    The Dialog Institute of the Southwest in collaboration with Ecumenical Campus Ministries and Intercultural and Interfaith Dialog Student Association organized a panel on “Science and Religion” on November 4, 2013 at Ecumenical Campus Ministries.   Panelists of the event included Dawn Fallik, Professor of Journalism; Dr. Terry Riordan, City Commissioner, City of Lawrence; Rev. Dr. Mark Rich,...

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  • Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinner 2013

    The Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinner on “Promoting & Enhancing Social Responsibility” was held at UMKC Student Union on October 24, 2013 by the Dialog Institute of the Southwest and The Division of Diversity and Inclusion of UMKC. Starting with a reception at 6.00 p.m. the program was announced open...

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  • Distinguished Speaker Series with Mustafa Akyol at Jewish Community Relations Bureau

    On October 28, 2012, after his lecture at Kansas State University Mustafa Akyol  – Turkish columnist and author as part of the ongoing Distinguished Speaker Series was hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Bureau, American Jewish Committee to give a lecture on Jewish-Muslim Relations, and promote his latest book Islam without...

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