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We at the Dialogue Institute wish our Jewish friends and colleagues around the world a joyous Pesach season of renewal and happiness  – Chag Pesach Sameach!

To our Christian friends and colleagues, we remember you during this Holy Week, and send greetings for a blessed and joyous Easter.

Program Activities
Dialogue Institute trains Philadelphia Emerging Religious Leaders

Working Towards Our Interfaith Future Together: An Interfaith Dialogue Training for Emerging Religious Leaders  

Sunday, April 6th 2014,  1:00 – 4:00 pm

Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia 7301 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia 19119 Brossman Center, Room 201  

To RSVP for the event, please contact: Raha Rafii, rafii@sas.upenn.edu.

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Philadelphia Emerging Religious Leaders (PERL) is an interfaith organization by and for emerging religious leaders who gather to build relationships, learn and practice the tools of interfaith dialogue, and pursue social justice together. For more information contact PERL Organizer and RRC rabbinical student Josh Weisman at joshweisman@gmail.com.

Dialogue Institute hosts the Mongolia Society

All are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting and Panel Presentations of The Mongolia Society  

Sunday, March 30,  1:00 – 5:00 pm

Owl Cove, Mitten Hall,1913 N. Broad Street, Temple University

For schedule of events, visit www.mongoliasociety.org/

The Mongolia Society was founded in late 1961 as a private, non-profit, non-political organization interested in promoting and furthering the study of Mongolia, its history, language, and culture. The aims of the Society are exclusively scholarly, educational, and charitable.

Dr. Ziad Fahed Receives Award as An Outstanding Leader in Interreligious Dialogue

 

Dr. Ziad Fahed, Associate Professor of Theology at Notre Dame University in Beirut, Lebanon, and the founder of Dialogue for Life and Reconciliation Organization was recently recognized by the Dialogue Institute as an “Outstanding Leader in Interreligious Dialogue” on Friday, March 21, 2014.

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What is Interfaith Dialogue?

Hear what a former DI program participant has to say:

The Fifth Middle Eastern Symposium

On March 17 - 19, 2014, fifteen Middle Eastern participants presented papers and engaged with the USA scholars around the questions of Global Ethics and Peace. Click here for more information.

Women Symposium on Teaching Religion and Social Witness

August 12 - 14, 2014

Philadelphia's Dialogue Institute invites Middle Eastern and American professors interested in teaching religion and social witness to apply for this symposium. Participants will engage serious topics in higher education for the task of preparing young adults to become global citizens. All disciplines are invited and especially those with an interest in understanding religious pluralism. The August 2014 symposium is the 6th in which Saudi Arabian professors present papers on interreligious issues, theological and political/social, for response from American professors as partners in a dialogue for critical change. In addition, American professors will lead discussion on pedagogy.

For more details, please click here.

Documentary Film and Educational Project

"Indonesian Lullaby:  Courage and Compassion in a Time of Hate" is a collaborative project between the Dialogue Institute and the Center for the Arts at Temple University.    This initiative grew out of a breathtaking moment during the 2013 Indonesian SUSI Student Leadership program. Students were hearing eyewitness Holocaust testimonies for the first time in their lives.  Dr. Alfred Munzer, a child survivor, had never told his personsal story to Indonesians. Read More

Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue Symposia

February 19 - 21, 2014 and March 17 - 19, 2014

Philadelphia's Dialogue Institute invites Middle Eastern and American professors interested in the dialogue of civilizations to apply for one of these two spring symposium. Participants will engage serious topics in higher education for the task of preparing young adults to become global citizens. All disciplines are invited and especially those with an interest in understanding religious pluralism. The February and March, 2014, symposia are the 4th and 5th in which Saudi Arabian professors present papers on interreligious issues, theological and political/social, for response from American professors as partners in a dialogue for critical change. In addition, American professors will lead discussion on pedagogy.

For more details, please click here.

Programs
Study of the U.S. Institutes|on Religious Pluralism
Interreligious Training
Scholars' Trialogue (ISAT)
Dialogue Institutes Network (DIN)
Interreligious Literacy Project
Interreligious Study at Temple U.
Journal of Ecumenical|Studies
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". . . .never in our lifetime has there been a more desperate need for constructive and committed dialogue, among individuals, among communities, among cultures, among and between nations."

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, speaking at the Alliance of Civilizations Madrid Forum



From Our Participants

“My wish is to build peace and if I get a chance to put a stone for peace in place, I will be the happiest person.” Fulbright ICAP 2007 participant from Turkey


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