The Dialogue Institute is organizing and presenting a panel discussion on "Contemplative Practices in Dialogue: Buddhist with Christian and Muslim" as part of the ASIANetwork's 26th Annual Conference, "Mindful Connectivity: Asian Perspectives and Influences." The conference will be held April 6th-8th in Philadelphia.
The Dialogue Institute hosted, and co-sponsored in partnership with the KAICIID Dialogue Centre in Vienna and with support from the Karl Schlecht Foundation, a three-day international conference at Temple University, December 5-7, 2017, 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 sponsored a public forum in Philadelphia, December 3, 2017, focused on fighting extremism and Islamophobia.
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—represented by Founder and President, Professor Leonard Swidler, and Executive Director, Howard Cohen—was invited to participate in the 5th Annual Humanistic Management Conference Germany, October 5-6, 2017. The conference was hosted by the University of Tübingen's Weltethos-Institut* (Global Ethic Institute) under the theme, "A World Ethos for Global Business? Cosmopolitan Responsibilities of Management."
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.