9th Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner & Awards Ceremony

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...

"Understanding Fanaticism: Exploring the Extremist Mind and Behavior" by G. L. Lamborn

Lecture:  "Extremists and the groups that they form have remarkable strengths that should not be taken lightly. Perhaps their greatest strength is precisely that of certitude: the absolute, unshakable...

Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner (2014)

Dialogue Institute of the Southwest and Habitat for Humanity cordially invite you the 12th Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner. Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:00pm...

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...

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...

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

  • Fethullah Gulen's Statement on ISIS

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

  • Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner (2014)

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

  • 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"

News

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.