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About Dialogue Institute Dallas

Our History

Dialogue Institute Dallas 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 501-c-3 non-profit educational organization by Turkish-Americans and their friends. The Dialogue Institute Dallas collaborates with chapters in five states, engaging in shared initiatives throughout the South-West United States. 

Many participants of the Institute’s activities are inspired by the ideas and activism of thinkers and activists like Mahatma Gandhi, M. Fethullah Gulen, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Mevlana Rumi, and Mother Teresa who all emphasize the importance of understanding, acceptance, inclusiveness, justice and nonviolent peacebuilding in achieving the Beloved Community.

Our Mission

To promote mutual understanding, respect, and cooperation among people of diverse faiths and cultures by creating opportunities for direct communication and meaningful shared experiences.

Our Vision

Dialogue Institute envisions a society where every person views and treats each other with dignity, people come around shared values to promote the common good of their communities as well as the world as a whole.

"Reserve in your heart a seat for everyone."

This powerful motto reflects our commitment to diversity, understanding, and creating a space where individuals from all walks of life feel welcomed and valued.

Image by Trnava University

“Interfaith dialogue is essential in today’s times. The first step to successfully establish healthy communication is to let go of past misinformation and fear-based hostility and to enter the discussion with open minds.”

M. Fethullah Gulen

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