'Education can win the hearts and minds of people,’ Kirk says

Sister Martha Ann Kirk had spoken publicly about her trips to Iraq and her time in that beleaguered country — where so little hope seems to exist, especially for...

Spring 2015 Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event

Join with people of all faiths, or no faith at all, in caring for our shared environment on World Water Day, Sunday, March 22nd, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. We...

Religious extremism and ISIS

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Jewish-Muslim relations take a step forward on Sunday

SAN ANTONIO - Religious leaders came together to speak about the issues affecting Jewish-Muslim relations here in San Antonio on Sunday. It was all part of a community-wide interfaith...

Statement on Chapel Hill Shootings

New York, February 11, 2015 – The Alliance for Shared Values strongly condemns the slaying of the three Muslim students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  It...

PEP FOR ANGELS: FUND RAISING FOR BLAIR BATSON HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN

PEP FOR ANGELS: Dialogue Institute of Mississippi Organized Several Fund Raising Activities for Blair Batson Hospital for Children PEP activities included PEP Fundraising Thanksgiving dinner and Children' PEP activity...

Is This The End of Civilized World? : Religion, Speech, Journalism and Terrorism

Dialogue Institute is pleased to announce that Dr. David Perlmutter will be speaking on our upcoming Luncheon Forum on March 4th, 2015. His speech is titled "Is This The...

Whirling Dervishes will be in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas

Dialogue Institute of the Southwest presents Whirling Dervishes of Rumi...  Do not miss this opportunity to see the Whirling Dervishes live!!  For dates, venues and ticket information visit: www.thewhirlingdervishes.org...

Institute of Interfaith Dialog for World Peace (Houston, TX) is seeking a Budget Manager

Job Title: Budget Manager Requirement: Bachelor Degree in Finance or Economics plus 5 years of progressively responsible experience in Budget Accountant position or job offered. At least two years...

Our El Paso Branch in news on Paris Attacks

The recent attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine have sparked an outcry against terrorist attacks and attacks on the press. Local Muslims condemn the attacks and talk about freedom of...

  • 'Education can win the hearts and minds of people,’ Kirk say...

  • Spring 2015 Interfaith Environmental Stewardship Event

  • Religious extremism and ISIS

  • Jewish-Muslim relations take a step forward on Sunday

  • Statement on Chapel Hill Shootings

  • PEP FOR ANGELS: FUND RAISING FOR BLAIR BATSON HOSPITAL FOR C...

  • Is This The End of Civilized World? : Religion, Speech, Jou...

  • Whirling Dervishes will be in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexic...

  • Institute of Interfaith Dialog for World Peace (Houston, TX)...

  • Our El Paso Branch in news on Paris Attacks

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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.