Various prominent Turkish journalists attended a panel organized by the Peace Islands Institute and hosted by Columbia University in New York have said that a large-scale attack is under way against journalism in Turkey, not just against individual journalists. On March 26, 2015, the panel, titled “pressure on Journalism and Press in Turkey,” was organized […]


Dr. Martin...

To commemorate Black History Month, Peace Islands Institute held a panel discussion titled “Dr. Martin Luther vs. Fethullah Gulen.” The purpose of the panel was to highlight the similarities between the two peace leaders. The event included Rev. Victor T. Hall from the Baptist-Christian tradition to speak on Dr. King and Dr. Y. Alp Aslandogan […]


Freedom of (or...

MADISON, NJ—Peace Islands Institute (PII), in association with Drew University’s Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict, on Feb. 25, hosted a scholarly forum to address the topic “Freedom of (or from) Religion.” The gathering was part of PII’s ongoing “Abraham’s Table” luncheon series, which addresses a range of topics of interfaith dialogue and local/international peace […]


UN-DESA 53rd...

UN-DESA 53rd Commission for Social Development PEACEFUL & COHESIVE SOCIETIES FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Panelists: Prof. Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D., Prof. David Ives and Mr. Huseyin Hurmali with event moderator H.E. Carlos Garcia and PII Director for Center of Global Affairs, Mr. Mehmet Kilic Event Details: PEACEFUL & COHESIVE SOCIETIES FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT On February 11, […]



Peace Islands Institute cosponsored a “panel discussion” at the Lutheran Seminary, on the topic of “Social Justice Activism: Spiritual and Business Perspectives.” The distinguished speakers were: Bill Nolan, CEO Ken-Crest; Rachel Falkove, CEO Interfaith Hospitality Network; Ms. Patricia El, MAPL field worker at Paul’s Run; Feyzi Eygoren Outreach Coordinator Peace Islands Institute. Each speaker introduced […]