Peace Islands Institute Pennsylvania Events 


On Friday October 2nd Peace Islands Institute Pennsylvania visited the Lutheran House Settlement at the Jane Addams Place. The Jane Addams Place is a comprehensive emergency homeless shelter in Philadelphia for up to 29 mothers with children. PII collaborated with the Turkish Cultural Center Pennsylvania and Embrace Relief for the “Meat and Greet” initiative to […]


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 […]


Creating Space...

On September 20th the Peace Islands Institute Center for Interfaith affairs cosponsored a free public forum on cultivating a multifaith understanding with Gratz College at its campus in Melrose Park, PA. The forum entitled “Creating Space for Faith” sought to facilitate dialogue on the necessity of interfaith cooperation between the local Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, and […]



Philadelphia Interfaith Community hosted a round table discussion of Abraham’s sacrifice on August 25th. Three speakers from Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith read the sections about Abraham’s sacrifice from their holy books and told explained the common belief in their faith about the story. Each small lecture was followed by a Q&A session and a […]


Dinner at...

On Friday July 10th Peace Islands Institute hosted a community dinner at Drexel University. In collaboration with Drexel Student Affairs and the Student Center for Inclusion and Diversity, Dinner at Abraham’s Table honored both Muslim and Jewish traditions as both an Iftar and Shabbat dinner. The event was held in Behrakis Grand Hall and with […]



On Monday June 30th Peace Islands hosted an interfaith Ramadan Iftar at Trinity Memorial Church in Center City Philadelphia to commemorate the Muslim Holy month of fasting. The event was cosponsored by Trinity Memorial Church and the Center City Residents Association along with support from other churches and synagogues. The program started with a short […]