A Concert for Refugees

A Concert for Refugees

As Turquoise Harmony Institute (THI) we would like to thank you for joining the “A Refugee Concert 2019” event which took place in Johannesburg on June 21st a day after the World Refugee Day to create awareness about the challenges of the refugees and other forcibly displaced people.


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Do you want to have Iftar (fast breaking) dinner with a Muslim family?

Do you want to have Iftar (fast breaking) dinner with a Muslim family?

Do you want to have iftar (fast breaking) dinner with a Muslim family? During the month of Ramadan in the lunar calendar, Muslims fast by abstaining from consuming water or food from dawn to sunset. After the sunset, they break their fast with a meal called “Iftar”.


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Statement on Mosque attacks in Christchurch

Statement on Mosque attacks in Christchurch

We at Turquoise Harmony Institute are grief stricken and heart broken in light of the devastating terrorist attack on the Muslim community in Christchurch, New Zealand. A Mosque does not merely represent a sacred place of worship, it is a place of gathering for the whole community – Muslim or not.


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Interfaith Dialogue: Theory, perception and practice

Interfaith Dialogue: Theory, perception and practice

Interfaith dialogue is one of the topic what is discussed much but the consensus on what it actually is, how it is working for different communities and what direction it should take in future seems to be lacking.


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Language Conversation Classes for Refugee and migrant Women in South Africa

Language Conversation Classes for Refugee and migrant Women in South Africa

Moving to a new country, forcibly or voluntarily, is a life-changing experience that comes with different challenges from integration to isolation.


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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

08 June

A Concert for Refugees

A Concert for Refugees will be held at the Linder Auditorium, Johannesburg on June 21st, 2019, a day after World Refugee Day to create awareness about the challenges of the refugees and other forcibly displaced people, through inspiring people by the music and other forms of arts. There will be…

01 May

Do you want to have Iftar (fast breaking) dinner with a Muslim family?

Do you want to have iftar (fast breaking) dinner with a Muslim family? During the month of Ramadan in the lunar calendar, Muslims fast by abstaining from consuming water or food from dawn to sunset. After the sunset, they break their fast with a meal called “Iftar”. This is an…

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…