Theology of...

On Wednesday March 2nd, The Nazareth College’s Hickey Center hosted a Panel on” Theology of Violent Extremism and Counter Theology in Islam.” The panel was co-sponsored by the Peace Islands Institute of Rochester, Ny. The event consisted of three guest speakers, Dr. Thomas Gibson, Dr. Sharon Murphy, and Mr. Hakan Yesilova. The event talked about […]



An Interfaith Dialog Panel was held at BHBI with the partnership of Temple Beth Am, Temple Beth David and Peace Islands Institute. Rabbi Alan Katz who is the Rabbi of Temple Sinai of Rochester and Dr. Ahmet Celenli, Muslim Chaplain of University of Rochester were the two panelists. The perspectives of Jewish and Muslim traditions […]



International Women Day Panel held at PII Upstate NY headquarter in Rochester. Dr. Gabriella Bedewi, Dr. Melody Cofield, Executive Director at Legacy Women Institute International, and Mrs. Esra Gedemenli, MS.Ed. were the three panelists. The role of women in the societies as educators and as the economic power were the topics discussed at the panel. […]


PII Upstate NY...

PII Upstate NY was invited to a Unite Rochester Panel at the City of Rochester Members of the PII Upstate NY was invited to a forum focused on educating the public about the criminal justice system at the City of Rochester which was planned by Unite Rochester’s Justice Engagement Committee, the event was part of […]


Women and...

Peace Islands Institute and Trinity Memorial Church organized a panel to discuss and verbalize the issues about the women and poverty problems in Philadelphia. They had six speakers with very different backgrounds to point out their opinions and solution ideas. Awareness of the problem of homelessness, especially for women in Philadelphia. How this problem affects […]


Muslim Voices...

On Tuesday April 21,2015 Peace Islands sponsored a panel at Quinnipiac University titled, Muslim Voices Against Extremism. The Distinguished speakers were Dr. Timur Yuskaev, and Mr. Neset Ulusal. The room was filled with images from the 16th century, signifying the birth of Prophet Muhammed, which was on the 20th of April. Muslim Religious coordinator Ulusal […]