Upstate New York

Peace Islands Institute Upstate New York Events 

Fountain Talk...

PII Upstate NY in Rochester organized a Fountain Talk Series on the topic of “Combatting Extremism Cancer” with the partnership of SUNY Geneso, and Fountain Magazine on March 2nd at the State University of New York in Geneseo.,” Talk was given by Hakan Yesilova, chief editor of Fountain Magazine. Programs are Inspired from the lead […]


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 […]


Public Service...

The Peace Islands Institute Syracuse chapter (PIIS) in collaboration with Turkish Cultural Center of Syracuse (TCCS) held Public Service Award Dinner on February 25, 2015 at Syracuse, a gathering to celebrate the members of the public service departments that bravely serve the people of Syracuse. Award recipient was honored for their courageous efforts and cited […]



One of the Jewish-Muslim Interfaith Dialog series was held at the BHBI of Rochester on January 23rd. First movie screening of this series was screened with the co sponsorship of Temple Beth Hamedresh, Temple Beth David, and Temple Beth Am and Turkish Cultural Center of Rochester. The film viewed is called “Arranged” about a young […]


7th Annual...

Daemen Colleged Hosted the PII Buffalo Chapter’s 7th Annual Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony. PII Upstate NY, Buffalo Chapter and TCC Buffalo organized its Annual Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony in Buffalo on Nov. 11, 2015. Leaders from throughout the Buffalo Niagara region gathered at the Daemen College at the Dinner that promotes diversity, unity […]


Panel on “...

Interfaith panel between Jewish and Muslim Communities was held at the PII Upstate NY on October 12, 2015 by PII and TCCR with the partnership of Temple Beth Hamedresh, Temple Beth Am, Temple Beth David. The Muslim Chaplain of University of Rochester, Dr. Celenli and Rabbi Drorah Setel from Temple Emanu-El presented the perspectives from […]