Invitation: Fast breaking dinner with a Muslim family

Invitation: Fast breaking dinner with a Muslim family

The holy month of Ramadan will start end of May, in which Muslims fast from the break of dawn to sunset. In this month, it is customary to invite friends, neighbors, and relatives to share the fast-breaking meal. Local Turkish families are inviting you for a dinner as a humble presentation of common ground, friendship, and peace...


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Statement: Mosque Attack in Verulam, Kwa-Zulu Natal

Statement: Mosque Attack in Verulam, Kwa-Zulu Natal

Turquoise Harmony Institute expresses great shock and sadness on the devastating news that a mosque in Verulam, KZN has been attacked and one person has been killed. We express our deepest condolences to the families and the community of the Mosque.


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THI grieves the loss of anti-apartheid stalwart, Mama Winnie

THI grieves the loss of anti-apartheid stalwart, Mama Winnie

It is with extreme sadness that we pass on our deepest sympathies to the Mandela family following the passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on the 2nd of April 2018.


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Movie Night: As We Forgive

Movie Night: As We Forgive

On the 9th of February 2018, Turquoise Harmony Institute showcased a movie "As We Forgive" which followed by as interactive discussion concerning forgiveness and reconciliation in South African and global context.


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Re: Concerns relating to Illegal Abductions and Extrajudicial Executions by Turkish Authorities

Re: Concerns relating to Illegal Abductions and Extrajudicial Executions by Turkish Authorities

We have decided to share some views and concerns regarding recent developments in Turkey and their implications for Turkish citizens, specifically those associated with Hizmet Movement, abroad and specifically in South Africa.


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Coffee Night & Ebru Art

Coffee Night & Ebru Art

Ebru or Water Marbling is the art of creating colourful patterns by sprinkling and brushing colour pigments on a pan of oily water and then transforming this pattern to paper.


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Learn the art of water marbling today!

Learn the art of water marbling today!

Ebru or Water Marbling is the art of creating colourful patterns by sprinkling and brushing colour pigments on a pan of oily water and then transforming this pattern to paper.


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THI wishes you a peaceful & blessed 2017!

THI wishes you a peaceful & blessed 2017!

Just as every dawn, every sunrise, and every coming spring signifies a new beginning and hope, so does every new year, new century and every new millennium. In this respect, within the wheels of time, over which we have no control, humanity has always sought a new spark of life, a breath as fresh as the wind of dawn...


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The Purge: Media Under Seige

The Purge: Media Under Seige

“Every creation, living organism in this universe strives for peace and harmony, but as humans we pollute the world with hatred, jealousy and anger,” Ayhan Cetin, Executive Director for the Turquoise Harmony Institute stated, “We do this...


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The Role of Interfaith on Women Empowerment

The Role of Interfaith on Women Empowerment

Turquoise Women Platform hosted a panel discussion, “The Role of Interfaith on Women Empowerment”...


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The 14th International Festival of Language and Culture

The 14th International Festival of Language and Culture

Guests were dazzled with spectacular performances during the 2016 International Festival for Language and Culture, when students representing 13 countries took to stage to celebrate the diversities across the world.


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The Art for Peace exhibition and the launch of THI’s new quarters in Sandton

The Art for Peace exhibition and the launch of THI’s new quarters in Sandton

Once again, Turquoise Harmony Institute has demonstrated its commitment to promote love, peace, dialogue, tolerance, forgiveness and harmony for all humanity. This cause was recently seen during...


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UNGA Conference 2015

UNGA Conference 2015

Archbishop Desmond Tutu awarded Gülen Peace award

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African Union Commission chair receives Gülen peace award

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The Istanbul Summit 2016: Reconsidering Gender Equality and Peaceful Societies

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Coffee Night brings different cultures together

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Turquoise Harmony Institute 2014 Dialogue Dinner Series Report

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Upcoming Events

24 May

Invitation: Fast Breaking Dinner with a Muslim Family

Turquoise Harmony Institute coordinates Ramadan Family Iftar Dinners for the local community in Johannesburg in an effort to foster inter-religious and interfaith understanding. We thus very much hope to be able to host you and look forward to hearing back from you! Fasting is practiced in many religious traditions and…

16 November

“All in Art, Art in All” [Art Exhibition & Discussion]

It is not by hazard that “All in Art, Art in All” was chosen as theme of our exhibition and talk, it is one of the ways we can bring around our philosophical reflection to prove the fact that humanism (naturalism) cannot be separated from peoples’ diversified cultures, spiritualties and…

27 October

Coffee Night: ‘Food for Social Cohesion’

Turquoise Harmony Institute [THI] hopes to host its 3rd Coffee Night under the theme, ‘Food for Social Cohesion’. The affair is due to take place on the night of the 28th October. THI wants to share an experience in which we understand the important roles food plays in different faith…