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Peace Islands Institute New Jersey Events 


On November 20, 2018, Wayne Interfaith clergy organized annual interfaith Thanksgiving program to bring the Wayne community together. 10 representatives from PII and 6 teachers from Pioneer Academy participated in this program. Dr. Nuray Yurt did ” Islamic Congregational Prayer” part as the director of PII. The other  participant were from United Methodist Church,St. Timothy […]


Drew University...

On September 26, 2018, Drew University CRCC department organized a panel moderated by Rabbi Ron Kronish on peace. From Peace Islands Institute Dr.Yurt provided Muslim perspective. Drew University students as well as faculty attended the panel and shared food during Q&A


Ramadan Iftar...

Dear Friends, As the Holy Month of Ramadan approaches we would like to invite you to attend an Iftar (fast breaking) Dinner with local Turkish-American host families around New Jersey area. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast by abstaining from consuming water or food while the sun is out. Iftar – or fast breaking […]



On Wednesday February 8th, Sacred Heart University and Peace Islands Institute of CT hosted Interfaith Conference with the theme “Sacred Texts that Unite and Divide” from the perspective of the three Aabrahamic religions; Judaism, Christianity and Islam. After a brief introduction by Dr. Michelle Loris, Associate Dean of College of Arts and Sciences of Sacred […]


PII Statement...

New Jersey (February 3, 2017) – Peace Islands Institute (PII) is fundamentally committed to universal values that emphasize the inherent dignity of every human person. As an organization committed to peace, democracy and human rights, PII believes the temporary travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim- majority nations, including a ban on the immigration of […]


PII Condemns...

December 15, 2016 Peace Islands Institute Condemns Terrorist Attack in Egypt, Sends Condolences to Cairo Peace Islands Institute condemns the horrendous terrorist attack that took place at the Coptic Christian cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, on December 11, killing 25 people and injuring 49, most of whom were women and children. These attacks represent crimes against […]