Statement on Journalists Arrests

New York, December 14, 2014 - The raids on Turkey's top selling newspaper Zaman and prominent TV organization STV are profoundly disturbing to all of us who value democracy, tolerance and the role...

12th Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinner

12th Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinner was organized by Bryan/College Station Branch of Dialog Institute of the Southwest in coordination with Habitat for Humanity at Pebble Creek Country Club,...

Friday Socials: El Paso Branch Early Thanksgiving Dinner

The Dialogue Institute Celebrates Thanksgiving with friends and guests. The El Paso branch of the Dialogue Institute of the Southwest had the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner with friends,...

El Paso Branch Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner & Awards Ceremony

  The El Paso branch of the Dialogue Institute of the Southwest had the pleasure to host its 9th Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner. Around 350 people from different...

"Love is A Verb": A Documentary Movie

Love Is A Verb is an examination of a social movement of Sufi inspired Sunni Muslims that began in Turkey in the l960s and now reaches across the globe. The...

Let's Celebrate the Citizenship Month

  In honor of observing the Citizenship Month for Houston, Dialogue Institute of Southwest, in collaboration with Bays Oaks Management District, Glenshire Community Association, The Raindrop Foundation, and Houston...

Understanding Fanaticism: Exploring the Extremist Mind and Behavior

We hosted  Colonel G. L. Lamborn, USAR (Ret.) for a lecture on "Fanaticisim"  on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. In a career spanning 42 years, G. L. Lamborn has 26 years...

9th Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner & Awards Ceremony-El Paso

Dialogue Institute of the Southwest was established as a non-profit educational organization by Turkish-Americans whose primary goal is to help bring together communities in order to promote compassion, cooperation,...

Fethullah Gulen's Statement on ISIS

New York, August 22, 2014 – "I deplore the brutal atrocities being committed by the ISIS terrorist group hiding behind a false religious rhetoric and join the people of...

2014 Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner  &  Awards Ceremony 

Dialogue Institute Mississippi  cordially requests the pleasure of your company for  the Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner & Awards Ceremony.    Theme Giving Back to Community:  "How Educational Institutions...

  • Statement on Journalists Arrests

  • 12th Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinner

  • Friday Socials: El Paso Branch Early Thanksgiving Dinner

  • El Paso Branch Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner & Award...

  • "Love is A Verb": A Documentary Movie

  • Let's Celebrate the Citizenship Month

  • Understanding Fanaticism: Exploring the Extremist Mind and B...

  • 9th Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner & Awards Ceremony...

  • Fethullah Gulen's Statement on ISIS

  • 2014 Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner  &  Awards Ceremo...

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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.