The Dialogue Institute, in partnership with the KAICIID Dialogue Centre in Vienna, is hosting a three-day international conference at Temple University, December 5-7, for religious leaders and scholars from Argentina, Austria, Canada, England and the United States on “Building Peace in the Urban Community.”
In cooperation with and in support of the Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality, the Dialogue Institute is sponsoring a public forum in Philadelphia on extremism and Islamophobia, Sunday, December 3, 2-4 pm, at the National Liberty Museum.
The Dialogue Institute offered a special dialogue workshop for members of the national Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council at its recent retreat, held September 8-9, 2017, at the Aspen Institute's Wye River Conference Center in Queenstown, Maryland.
The Dialogue Institute co-sponsored a special symposium at Temple University, October 27, 2017, in recognition of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's call for reform: Transcending the Reformation-Counter-Reformation - A Contemporary Dialogue. DI Founder and President Leonard Swidler offered the keynote address.
The El-Hibri Foundation announced in September that Dialogue Institute Board member John Esposito is the recipient of its 2017 Fearless Ally Award "for his close collaboration with national Muslim leaders to advance inclusion and understanding of American Muslims for over four decades."
The Dialogue Institute concluded its 13th Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Religious Pluralism in the United States on August 19th, welcoming another 19 young adult students to an extraordinary group of nearly 260 alumni/ae from the Middle East and Southeast Asia who have now participated in the DI's program since 2010.
The Board of Directors of the Dialogue Institute announces the appointment of Howard A. Cohen as its new Executive Director, effective June 1, 2017. He succeeds Rebecca Mays (Executive Director since 2012) as she moves into a newly created role as Director of Education.
Eighteen scholars from 18 countries completed the Dialogue Institute's first-ever Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Scholars - Religious Pluralism in the United States on August 5th.
Dialogue Institute Director of Education Rebecca Mays facilitated a dialogue training in July for about 30 U.S. government-sponsored exchange program alumni, part of the U.S. State Department's Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminars.
In observance of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Ninety-five Theses and the start of the Protestant Reformation, the Spring 2017 issue of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies features a special section on “Commemorating the Reformation,” inspired by the North American Academy of Ecumenists 2016 Conference in Atlanta.