Middle East Democracy and Security Considered at 11th Abant Platform

The 11th meeting of the Abant Platform, a leading civil society initiative, focused on the future of the Middle East. Platform participants gave weight...

Turkish and French Intellectuals Agree on Turkey’s EU Membership

Turkish and French scholars discussed Europe's future at the 10th Abant Platform in Paris on March 31 - April 1, 2006. The event was...

JWF Panel Offers Faith-Based Solutions to Hunger, Poverty

JWF’s Intercultural Dialogue Platform (IDP) organized an interfaith panel on February 1, 2006, to consider different religions’ responses to hunger and poverty, which are...

Graduates Praise Turkish Schools During International Peace Program

On October 16, 2005, the Journalists and Writers Foundation organized a program titled "Towards Universal Peace," which featured young people of different cultures and...

Conference Seeks Interfaith Solutions for Global Peace

Spiritual leaders came together at an international conference with the theme "From Terror to Universal Ethics: Religions and Peace," which was organized in Moscow's...

Georgia Symposium Stresses Need for Dialogue in Caucasus

JWF's Intercultural Dialogue Platform co-organized a symposium titled "Globalization and Dialogue between Civilizations" in Tbilisi, Georgia, on September 30 - October 1, 2004. Attendees...

Religious Leaders Meet in Mardin for Peace

Organized by JWF's Intercultural Dialogue Platform, the second International Symposium of Religions and Peace in the Light of the Common Ancestor Abraham (also known...

Abant Platform Meeting Focuses on Islam, Democracy, and Secularism

The 7th meeting of the Abant Platform, one of the leading civil society initiatives in Turkey, opened in Washington, DC, on April 19, 2004....

Jews, Christians, Muslims Offer Joint Prayer for World Peace

On January 15, 2004, JWF's Intercultural Dialogue Platform organized a panel for spiritual leaders, intellectuals, artists, journalists, and writers at the Taksim Hilton Hotel in...

Turkish Scholars Aspire to Democratic, Constitutional State at 3rd Abant Meeting

Scientists and intellectuals in Turkey exchanged ideas at the Abant Platform's third meeting, titled "The Democratic Constitutional State." The event took place in Bolu,...

Interfaith Harran Symposium Traces Footsteps of Abraham

On April 13-16, 2000, JWF organized an international symposium to foster interfaith dialogue about Abraham, the common ancestor of the three monotheist religions. The...

Gulen Meets with Christian and Jewish Leaders to Advocate Dialogue, Tolerance

Over the years, Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen, honorary president of the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF), has demonstrated the value of interfaith dialogue...

1st Abant Platform Meeting Addresses Islam and Secularism

The first Abant Platform meeting, titled "Islam and Secularism," was held in Bolu, Turkey, on July 17-19, 1998. It was attended by Turkish scholars...

Dialogue Symposium Challenges Clash of Civilizations Theory

In contrast to Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations" thesis, JWF believes that in the relations among societies, dialogue is fundamental while conflict is an exception,...

Conference Rallies Support for Intercultural Tolerance and Dialogue

On September 30, 1996, the Journalists and Writers Foundation organized an international conference titled "Hand-in-Hand for a Happier Tomorrow" at the Lutfi Kirdar Convention...

Soccer Match Raises Money for Children’s Education in Bosnia-Herzegovina

By the time the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina ended in 1995, more than 100,000 people had lost their lives, and moral and material destruction was...