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,...

Screening of "Love is a Verb" Documentary Film at UT El Paso Cinema

April 23, 2015 In collaboration with the Turkish Student Association at University of Texas at El Paso, The Dialogue Institute of the Southwest El Paso branch proudly presented the...

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”...

Fethullah Gulen Awarded 2015 Gandhi King Ikeda Peace Award

Islamic preacher honored for his commitment to humanitarianism April 9, 2015 – Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College awarded its prestigious 2015 Gandhi King Ikeda Peace...

Archbishop Fitzgerald: Fethullah Gülen has inspired many Muslims to be engaged in interfaith dialogue

The English-born Archbishop Michael Louis Fitzgerald, one of the Catholic Church's main experts on Islam and Christian-Muslim relations, has said that Fethullah Gülen has inspired many Muslims to engage in interfaith dialogue, and...

Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner & Award Ceremony (Dallas)

We cordially invite you to the Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner hosted by the Dialogue Institute of the Southwest. Our theme for this year is "Importance of Education, Public Service and Community Activism". The keynote speaker...

  • 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”

  • Screening of "Love is a Verb" Documentary Film at UT El Paso...

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

  • Fethullah Gulen Awarded 2015 Gandhi King Ikeda Peace Award

  • Archbishop Fitzgerald: Fethullah Gülen has inspired many Mus...

  • Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner & Award Ceremony (Dall...

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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.