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The Kansas City Branch of Dialogue Institute of the Southwest aims to promote mutual understanding, respect, and cooperation among people of diverse faiths and cultures in the Greater Kansas City Area, Wichita, and Lawrence by creating opportunities for direct communication and meaningful shared experiences.

Dialogue Institute grew out of the need to address the question, “How can citizens of the world live in peace and harmony?” The Institute was established in 2002 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Many participants of the Institute’s activities are inspired by the discourse and pioneering dialogue initiatives of the Turkish Muslim scholar, writer, and educator Fethullah Gulen.

Our Mission

To promote mutual understanding, respect, and cooperation among people of diverse faiths and cultures by creating opportunities for direct communication and meaningful shared experiences.

Our Vision

Dialogue Institute envisions a society where every person views and treats each other with dignity, people come around shared values to promote the common good of their communities as well as the world as a whole.