- DI Staff at Global Peace Convention in Manila
   - DI Awarded Grant from Karl Schlecht Foundation
   - Latest JES on "Theology without Walls"
   - DI Inspires New Dialogue Center in Nigeria
   - DI Offering Dialogue Workshop in Philadelphia
   - Celebrating Leonard Swidler's 50 Years at Temple
Winter 2017
DI to Provide Leadership at Global Peace Convention
The Dialogue Institute will have a
significant presence during the biennial Global Peace Convention, February 28-March 3 in Manila, Philippines.

The theme of this year's gathering, convened by the Global Peace Foundation, is "Moral and Innovative Leadership:
New Models for Peace and Development."
DI Founder and President Leonard Swidler will address one of two plenary
sessions, and both he and Executive Director Rebecca Mays will provide key leadership as part of the "Interfaith Peacebuilding" track.




DI Receives Grant from
Karl Schlecht Foundation
The DI 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.


Latest JES Issue Explores "Theology without Walls"
The Fall 2016 issue of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies features a special
section on "Theology without Walls" -
a "transreligious theology" that draws
from multiple religious traditions.


DI to Help Launch
Dialogue Center in Nigeria

The DI—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.


DI Offering Dialogue
Workshop in Philadelphia
The DI is offering a special workshop, "Dialogue Across Difference: Creating Compassion
to Bridge the Divide," on
Saturday, April 29, 9:30 am-
2:30 pm. Cost is $50 ($25 for students), including lunch.


Event Marks Leonard
Swidler's 50 Years at Temple
The DI hosted a special
event in January celebrating
Founder and President Leonard Swidler's 50th anniversary at
Temple University and
Temple's ground-breaking
Department of Religion.