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 Islamic State in Iraq and...

Statement on Paris Terror Attacks

Dialogue Instiute strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Paris and invites everybody unite against this kind of heinous and atrocious acts of terrorism. As President Obama stated  "Once again, we’ve seen...

Fethullah Gulen Statement on Paris Terrorist Attacks

New York, November 14, 2015 – I strongly condemn the brutal terrorist attacks across Paris, France in the evening of Friday, November 13, that resulted in the deaths and dismemberment...

AFSV Statement on Ankara Attacks

The Alliance for Shared Values deplores the bombing attacks perpetrated against peaceful protesters today in Ankara. We are deeply saddened by the increasing number of losses and injuries and...

Fethullah Gulen’s Article on The Wall Street Journal against Violent Extremism

By Fethullah Gulen* Aug. 27, 2015 7:32 p.m. ET As the group that calls itself Islamic State, known as ISIS, continues to produce carnage in the Middle East, Muslims...

El Paso Dialogue Institute and Raindrop Turkish House Organized Traditional Ramadan Interfaith Iftar Dinner

July 10th, 2015 A rainy Friday evening in our Dialogue Institute of the Southwest-El Paso branch turned bright quite quickly when a few dozen El Pasoans gathered and met for our...

Q & A with Sr. Martha Ann Kirk by Melanie Lidman at Global Sisters Report

   Sister Martha Ann Kirk, professor of religious studies at the University of the Incarnate Word and advisory board member of Dialogue Institute-San Antonio, gave a   Q&A to Melanie Lidman,...

Charleston Shooting

June 18, 2015- Dialog Institute vehemently condemns the brutal actions of Dylan Roof, arrested this morning for killing nine people during a Bible study on June 17th. The shooting...

3 Faiths, 3 Speakers: “Heroines of Faith”

Dialogue Institute’s Houston branch hosted its 8th  Annual Dinner of Abrahamic Traditions on April 30th, 2015; an evening for all Houstonians to meet people from different faiths and cultures,...

El Paso Branch Friday Socials: Julia H. Bussinger, Director of the El Paso Museum of History

April 24, 2015   Dialogue Institute El Paso Branch hosted Julia H. Bussinger, Director of the El Paso Museum of History. Around 30 people gathered for another of our “Friday Socials”...

  • Muslims, we have to critically review our understanding of I...

  • Statement on Paris Terror Attacks

  • Fethullah Gulen Statement on Paris Terrorist Attacks

  • AFSV Statement on Ankara Attacks

  • Fethullah Gulen’s Article on The Wall Street Journal against...

  • El Paso Dialogue Institute and Raindrop Turkish House Organi...

  • Q & A with Sr. Martha Ann Kirk by Melanie Lidman at Global ...

  • Charleston Shooting

  • 3 Faiths, 3 Speakers: “Heroines of Faith”

  • El Paso Branch Friday Socials: Julia H. Bussinger, Director ...

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Mission

Dialogue Institute of the Southwest (formerly known as the Institute of Interfaith Dialog) grew out of the need to address the question, "How can citizens of the world live in peace and harmony?" The Institute was established in 2002 as a non-profit organization. 

Many participants of the Institute's activities are inspired by the life and vision of the Turkish Muslim scholar and peace advocate Fethullah Gulen.

Peace Garden

The Peace Garden is a unique project to celebrate the beauty of peaceful coexistence among Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Comprising a synagogue, a church, and a mosque, the Peace Garden will host a variety of educational programs that have never been available to the Houston community before.

We hope that through these programs, the Peace Garden will facilitate and embody productive interfaith dialogue.