Turquoise Harmony Institute | “So we may know one another”2021-01-22T19:54:15+00:00
  • Spring hike for dialogue

    Culture is everything that describes a particular group of people. The group can be a family, a religious group, or people from a different town, neighbourhood, country, or city. It can also be people who share a similar ethnic background, life dynamics, or work culture. Many times, culture is used [...]

  • Woman in different faiths as change makers

    Religion is frequently cited as a cause of violent conflicts, yet dialogue between faith communities often reveals that religion is not a primary source of tension but can be a force for peace building. Moreover faith-based approaches to peace-making can be valuable in promoting understanding and reconciliation. So, the purpose [...]

  • Promoting Women Leaders in Interreligious Perspective

    INTECULTURAL/INTERRELIGIOUS WOMAN’S MONTH PROJECT BACKGROUND The latest news about the spreading of violence against women has been a cause for concern among individuals and groups on a global level. Social media and newspapers, along with specialists and professionals have tried to explain the possible reasons of this alarming phenomenon. The [...]

  • Women’s Month Webinar

    PURPOSE The webinar will provide a platform for dialogue on issues related to women in society. BACKGROUND In one of the largest demonstrations staged in this country's history, 20 000 women of all races marched to Pretoria's Union Buildings on 9 August 1956, to present a petition against the carrying [...]

  • The Role of Hizmet Affiliated Institutions on Youth Empowerment in South Africa

    Youth empowerment is a process where young people are encouraged to take charge of their lives. They do this by addressing their situation and then take action in order to improve their access to resources. In this regard, Hizmet institutions in South Africa aim to improve quality of life for [...]

  • Social Cohesion in Refugee Hosting Settings

    As we will celebrate World Refugee Day on 20th of June, the number of people forcibly displaced due to conflict and human rights violations has reached its highest peak since Second World War. According to UNHCR, developing countries  hosted 86 percent of the world’s refugees. In these countries, host populations [...]

  • Panel Discussion: Refugees in Interfaith Perspective

    Prophet Muhammad was a refugee. Jesus was a refugee. Mary, his mother was a refugee. Joseph, too. Moses was a refugee. Abraham was a refugee. They all (Peace Upon Them All) were refugees / undocumented and cast out of their homelands during their lives. Moses led the Jewish people to freedom. Mary [...]

  • Ramadan Conversations: We are all in this together

    As you are aware, we are passing through drastic times as a global community. The pandemic, COVID-19, has really shaken up the world and has put a pause on most of our lives. I believe it is important to keep our morals high during these times and face this situation [...]

  • The faithful’s stance in the time of a calamity

    The recent times have witnessed some great challenges for humanity. As the world was witnessing many wars and other forms of conflict, the latest pandemic changed almost every nation’s agenda. We are almost unable to talk about anything else but Covid-19. Every one of us probably watched many videos and [...]

  • Outreach work during lockdown: Needs & Challenges

    As it is rather a common perception that South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world. The CoVid-19 outbreak has brought to surface how serious the challenge of poverty is in South Africa. While some affluent communities are welcoming the prolonged lockdown as they can manage [...]

  • Social Cohesion vs. Covid-19

    Raj Govender: From a medical point of view, it is creating a huge panic. We do not have a vaccine now, which is global community is worried about. Two things that I observed: 1 unscrupulous nature of humanity. People used this to killing by increasing prices which is not necessary. [...]

Spring hike for dialogue

Culture is everything that describes a particular group of people. The group can be a family, a religious group, or people from a different town, [...]

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Every year, the Turquoise Harmony Institute hosts its prestigious “Annual Peace and Dialogue Awards” ceremony, which awards and recognizes individuals and organizations who have [...]

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Since 2005, the Institute has hosted its annual “Friendship and Dialogue” dinners; which are held to highlight the progress of intercultural and interfaith dialogue [...]

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