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...

El Diario de El Paso: Fethullah Gulen condemns terrorist actions.

August 30, 2014 El Diario de El Paso, Spanish newspaper of El Paso has released an article on Fethullah Gulen and his statements regarding ISIS. The Islamic scholar Fethullah...

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...

After Regional Advisory Committee 2014 Annual Meeting

Dialogue Institute organized its first Regional Advisory Committee Meeting on Saturday, August 16 in Houston. The objectives of the meeting were as follows: ·         To share the best dialogue...

Images of Jesus in Christian and Muslim Sacred Writings

Dialogue Institute will be hosting Dr. Mosher from Hartford Seminary and her students. This fall, the seminary is offering a course here in Houston, entitled "Images of Jesus in...

Fethullah Gulen Statement on Nigeria Abductions

NEW YORK, May 10, 2014 – The senseless kidnappings of hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria are deplorable and heartbreaking. I condemn these actions unequivocally and call upon the perpetrators...

Press Statement - Turkish PM’s Politically-motivated Comments Undermine Democracy

NEW YORK, April 29, 2014 – We continue to be deeply disturbed by Prime Minister Erdogan’s politically-motivated attempts to crackdown on law-abiding citizens who have done nothing but exercise...

"3 FAITHS, 3 SPEAKERS" "Appreciating Bounties: Good Health"

Dialogue Institute is happy to announce our 7th Annual Dinner of Abrahamic Traditions; an evening for all Houstonians to meet people from different faiths and cultures, listen to and interact...

Sunday Roundtable

Dialogue Institute of the Southwest organized the first Sunday Roundtable, presented by The Fountain, on February 23, 2014 in Istanbul Conference Center. The event was participated by a very...

NBA All-Star Kevin Durant in Oklahoma City Dialogue Dinner

The Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City is hosting its annual Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony on Tuesday, April 1. The event will take place at Tower Hotel, 3233 N.W....

Dinner of Abrahamic Tradition : Pluralism in the 21st Century

Prophet Abraham (pbuh) has been known for his hospitality. It is narrated that his house had four doors facing South, North, East, and West to welcome people from all...

Special Saturday Lunch at the Metro Ministries

Back By Popular Demand! Special Saturday Lunch at Loaves & Fishes Come enjoy a delicious meal of beef kebabs, sandwiches, rice, and salad with yummy baklava for dessert. We...

We'll learn about Albinism from a legally blind friend, Thomas Hahn, on February 27 2014 6pm

DISW-Arkansas Monthly Talk Series will host Mr. Thomas Hahn, a graduate student from UALR, on Thursday February 27, 2014 at 6pm. Thomas Hahn was born and raised in former...

Volunteering on MLK Day

Dialogue Institute of the Southwest volunteers took part in another community project this time organized by Volunteers of America Texas. On MLK day our volunteers along with other groups...

Ladies Table Talk

Women from different traditions came together at Raindrop Turkish House for an amazing evening with the topic "Mary in Different Traditions". Program started with dinner from delicious Turkish cuisine, thanks to...

Dialog Matters with Daniel Napier

Dr. Daniel Napier, Assistant Professor at Austin Graduate School of Theology, was our guest speaker for the Dialogue Matters on January 23, 2014. The topic of his talk was "The Moral...

Fethullah Gulen’s interview with BBC Newshour

January 27, 2014 – Fethullah Gulen sits down with BBC reporters Tim Franks and Guney Yildiz for his first broadcast interview in 16 years “to set the record straight.” Watch the...

A special event held on Martin Luther King, Jr.

State Senator Linda Chesterfield shared her personal perspective on Martin Luther King, Jr. She gave a very inspirational talk that stressed the difficulties during her youth and challanges for...

Food Service at Metro Ministries Kitchen

Over the past weekend, board members and volunteers from the Dialogue Institute of the Southwest participated in preparing and serving a special Turkish lunch at Metro Ministries for about...

Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner 2013 (Dallas)

The event started with an introduction by the DFW Director of Dialogue Institute, Mr. Huseyin Sari. Mr. Sari spoke about the mission and activities of Dialogue Institute. The speech of...

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

  • El Diario de El Paso: Fethullah Gulen condemns terrorist act...

  • Fethullah Gulen's Statement on ISIS

  • After Regional Advisory Committee 2014 Annual Meeting

  • Images of Jesus in Christian and Muslim Sacred Writings

  • Fethullah Gulen Statement on Nigeria Abductions

  • Press Statement - Turkish PM’s Politically-motivated Comment...

  • "3 FAITHS, 3 SPEAKERS" "Appreciating Bounties: Good Health"

  • Sunday Roundtable

  • NBA All-Star Kevin Durant in Oklahoma City Dialogue Dinner

  • Dinner of Abrahamic Tradition : Pluralism in the 21st Centur...

  • Special Saturday Lunch at the Metro Ministries

  • We'll learn about Albinism from a legally blind friend, Thom...

  • Volunteering on MLK Day

  • Ladies Table Talk

  • Dialog Matters with Daniel Napier

  • Fethullah Gulen’s interview with BBC Newshour

  • A special event held on Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Food Service at Metro Ministries Kitchen

  • Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner 2013 (Dallas)

News

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.

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.