The Dialogue Institute is hosting two different summer programs on religious pluralism for groups of international students and scholars this summer, beginning June 24th through August 19th.
The Dialogue Institute led a half-day dialogue training, May 9, 2017, for students and teachers at Friends' Central School, a coeducational, college-preparatory day school located just outside of Philadelphia.
Faculty from the University of Uyo in southern Nigeria invited the Dialogue Institute to its campus, May 8-12, 2017, to help launch the new Centre for Deep Dialogue and Critical Thinking.
In a social and political climate marked by increasing anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, the Dialogue Institute (DI) remains committed to fostering a climate of pluralism and religious freedom—including through both national and local Muslim-Jewish advocacy efforts.
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, has awarded the Dialogue Institute a three-year renewable grant to administer and host the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars on Religious Pluralism in the United States.*
Dialogue Institute staff will provide key leadership during the upcoming Global Peace Convention 2017, to be held February 28-March 3 in Manila, Philippines.
The Dialogue Institute—with a delegation led by Founder and President Leonard Swidler—will be in Nigeria this May to support the launching of the Centre for Deep Dialogue and Critical Thinking, at the University of Uyo.
The Dialogue Institute has been awarded a €150,000 grant (euros; approximately $162,000) from the Karl Schlecht Foundation to support projects related to dialogue and global ethics through August of 2018.
The Dialogue Institute hosted a celebratory event on January 27, 2017 marking Founder and President Leonard Swidler's 50th anniversary at Temple University and Temple's ground-breaking Department of Religion.
The Dialogue Institute re-established its graduate internship program this fall, and enthusiastically welcomed Jessica Sitek, a Ph.D candidate in the Temple University Department of Religion, into the role for the 2016-2017 academic year (and hopefully beyond!).