Kansas City News
Institute of Interfaith Dialog and Raindrop Turkish House Celebrated Kurban Bayrami
turkish_house_2.jpgOn February 19, 2008 in Lawrence, Institute of Interfaith Dialog and Raindrop Turkish House Kansas City organized a wonderful event to celebrate the festival of Kurban Bayrami-the Feast of Sacrifice. The Ecumenical Christian Ministries graciously opened their doors and hearts to host this the event. More than 100 people from all walks of life- professors and students, preachers and laymen and politicians gathered together to share common ties that bind us together as humans. At the dinner delicious traditional Turkish food prepared by local families were served, and a wonderful meal and conversation was shared by all.  (February 19, 2008 Lawrence, KS)
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Raindrop Turkish House Hosted Lenexa Fire Department

lenexa_fire_depertment.jpgRaindrop Turkish House Kansas City had the pleasure of hosting the Fire Chief Dan Rhodus and Division Chiefs from the city of Lenexa Fire Department for a lunch. Guests were very kind to accept the invitation. At the program, Turkish house director Mr. Murat Tatli gave an informative talk on Raindrop Turkish house’s activities and its services to the community in Kansas City and other cities. Friends of Turkish house thanked to Lenexa Fire Department for their wonderful services to our city. At the lunch delicious meal of traditional Turkish cooking was served. Chief Dan thanked to Turkish house executives for the invitation and their service to the community.  (September 28, 2009 Lenexa, KS)

 

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Intercultural Trip to Turkey - August 2006

turkeytrip2006.jpgThe Institute of Interfaith Dialog and Raindrop Turkish House in Greater Kansas City area hosted Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II 10 days in Turkey, August 13th to 23rd, 2006. Some of the attendees were the Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II from Missouri's 5th congressional district, Dianne Cleaver, Emmanuel Cleaver, III, Sharon Cleaver, Rev. Wallace Hartsfield, Mrs. Matilda Hartsfield, Rev. Edward Stevenson, Jane Stevenson, Dr. Myron McCoy, president of St Paul school of Theology, Karen McCoy, Randell Ferguson, Helen Porter, Rev. Robert (Bob) Hill, Community Christian Church and Genaro Ruiz. The starting and ending place was Istanbul. Upon arriving to Istanbul Group took a bluer cruise tour in Bosphorus. (13-23 August, 2006 Turkey)

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Whirling Dervishes of Rumi

whirling_dervishes.jpgIn generosity and helping others BE LIKE A RIVER

In Compassion and grace BE LIKE SUN 

In concealing others’ faults BE LIKE DEAD 

In modesty and humility BE LIKE EARTH 

In tolerance BE LIKE A SEA

EITHER EXIST AS YOU ARE OR BE AS YOU LOOK (Rumi)

The Institute of Interfaith Dialog and Raindrop Foundation Kansas City organized a display of Whirling Dervishes on September 28th, 2004, at the Lyric Opera House. More than 1000 gathered to see the display of Dervishes from Turkey and to learn the symbolism behind each part of the Sema, from the clothing, to the hand positioning, to the music, to the always immobile left foot of each dervish. (September28, 2004 Kansas City, KS)

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Upcoming Event: 6th Annual Intercultural Friendship and Dialog Dinner

annual_dinner_6th.jpgThe Institute of Interfaith Dialog (IID) and Raindrop Turkish House in collaboration with the Gulen Institute, and UMKC is hosting the 6th Annual Intercultural Friendship and Dialog dinner on Thursday, September 24th at 06:30 p.m. The event will be at UMKC Pierson Auditorium.

UMKC University Center

Pierson Auditorium

5100 Rockhill Road Kansas City, MO 64110

Please RSVP by September 15th, 2009

RSVP at www.interfaithdialog.org/rsvp

at (913) 894-6700

or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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