Fall 2016


Annual Report
Check out our latest Annual Report
for highlights from the past year
(July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016),
celebrating the ongoing impact of
dialogue across difference
around the world!



DI Launches Free
Online Dialogue Course
The DI has launched a free, self-guided
online dialogue course. Content focuses
on developing critical thinking and "creative compassion" skills, moving
toward what Founder/President Leonard
Swidler calls "deep dialogue."


Shop for Dialogue: DI Partners with Ten Thousand Villages
For the second straight year, on
Thursday, December 8, 3-7 pm,
the DI is partnering with Philadelphia-area
Ten Thousand Villages stores
for a unique local fundraiser.
Help us reach our goal of $3,000!


DI Staff Speak at
Songshan Forum in China
DI Founder/President, Leonard Swidler, and Executive Director, Rebecca Mays, both spoke at the
Fifth Songshan Forum on Chinese and World Civilizations, held last month in China. This year's theme was "
Transformation and Innovation: Toward a Dialogical Civilization." 


DI Leads Training for
Global Peace Foundation
DI staff hosted and facilitated
a special full-day training on
"Peace through Dialogue" for
staff from the Global Peace Foundation in October.
A second training is planned
for GPF's Global Peace
Convention 2017 in Manila.


Introducing DI's New
Grad Intern, Jessica Sitek
The DI 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!).