Choosing Dialogue: 2017 Annual Appeal Matching Gift Challenge


Dialogue is a choice.

We don’t need to tell you that communities around the world are overwhelmed by destructive alternatives to dialogue. In an increasingly divided and hostile socio-political climate, will you CHOOSE DIALOGUE by sharing a donation today?

  Professor Leonard Swidler

Professor Leonard Swidler

With that in mind, we are happy to announce that Dialogue Institute (DI) Founder and President Leonard Swidler has pledged up to $5,000 to match donations from those who give for the first time, return after a lapse  or increase their gift before June 30, 2017!

Can we count on you to help match Professor Swidler’s pledge by June 30th?  YOUR GIFT TODAY provides a critical boost to the DI’s ongoing grassroots dialogue training and cutting-edge intra- and interfaith scholarship through the Journal of Ecumenical Studies (JES).  YOUR GIFT TODAY further extends dialogue’s reach where it is needed most around the world.

This past February, at an international peace conference in Manila (pictured at right), Professor Swidler had a gathering of 2,000 people on their feet, chanting his favorite mantra: Nobody knows everything about anything; therefore, DIALOGUE.

In so doing, they reaffirmed on a global scale the possibilities for dialogue and peacemaking when we engage across difference—even deep difference—with humility and curiosity rather than fear.

With your generous support you join us in that reaffirmation. Thank you in advance for choosing dialogue in partnership with the DI and JES!

With gratitude and in hope,

Rebecca Mays                                   Majid Alsayegh         
Executive Director                             Chair, Board of Directors