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 important time not only to […]

Statement on Mosque attacks in Christchurch

We must not allow violent extremism to succeed in spreading fear and division. 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 […]

Interfaith Dialogue: Theory, perception and practice

Interfaith Dialogue: Theory, perception and practice.- Ethics of interfaith dialogue. 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. Each community loads it a different meaning […]
Language Conversation Classes for Refugee and migrant Women in South Africa

Language Conversation Classes for Refugee and migrant Women in South Africa

Purpose of the Event Moving to a new country, forcibly or voluntarily, is a life-changing experience that comes with different challenges from integration to isolation. Each learner’s ability to interact and integrate is different though most face the challenge of making a new home for themselves and their families in unfamiliar surroundings. Learning the host […]


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. The latest media reposts indicate that the attack is of a sectarian nature and […]

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. Mama Winnie, we as South Africans are forever indebted to you. Your fight, your struggle, has granted us democracy and equality. You will forever be the […]

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. Would you forgive someone you knew knowing that they brutally killed your family? Where does one even begin? Many struggles with forgiveness as it’s […]

Statement on Illegal Abductions & Extrajudicial Executions

Dear friends of Turquoise Harmony Institute, 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. As irrelevant as some local developments in a foreign country may be for South Africa, Turkish Government […]

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 spiritual practices. We believe common […]

Coffee Night & Ebru Art

Turquoise Harmony Institute hopes to host yet another coffee night, this time under the theme, ‘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. We look forward to welcoming you and providing […]