Spirituality in the Modern World – Catholic and Muslims Perspectives

Spirituality in the Modern World - Catholic and Muslim Perspectives with James Martin, SJ and Dr. Zuleyha Keskin Synopsis Spirituality in the modern world plays an important role for many in regards to their personal development, betterment and relations with others and also shapes ones world view and moral compass. In this session the speakers […]

National Day of Prayer Program

Humanity is once again going through testing times. While domestic tensions exacerbate a cycle of distancing and polarization at home, the wars and armed conflicts in the international arena increase the sufferings of fellow human beings. Moreover, on a no less worrying front, the deprivation of millions of humans from basic living standards is deepening […]

Ramadan 2019

Ramadan Iftar Dinners bring individuals from different religious and cultural communities together to learn about the significance of the month of Ramadan within Islamic Tradition, engage in friendly table conversation, and break fast with an Iftar dinner. Peace Islands Institute New York organized/partnered wonderful 9 Iftar Dinners in New York. We hosted 1250 guests from […]

IFLC 2019 – 17th International Festival of Language & Culture

The International Festival of Language & Culture (IFLC) comes together to plant seeds of hope. In times of division and tragedy, we stand out as a world-traveling celebration of diversity. Welcome to our 17th annual tour! For nearly two decades, the IFLC has drawn participants from 160 countries, with over 1,000 performers taking stage around the globe. […]

New Zealand Message

“If you really need to hate something, hate the hatred within you” said Imam Ibrahim Atasoy during past week’s Friday’s Shabbat services at Woodlands Community Temple.  To an outsider, this may sound confusing: an imam making a speech during Shabbat services at a Jewish temple.  For us though, it was the perfect answer to the […]

Young Peace Ambassadors Academy 2015 Graduation Ceremony

In April 2015, Peace Islands Institute launched the Young Peace Ambassadors Academy (YPAA), which is a peace education program for the middle and high school students in the New York City. The aim of this 6-weeks intense leadership program is to provide a space platform for the students, who are interested in the social science, […]


Speakers: REV. MICHELLE LEWIS – Senior Pastor, New Rochelle United Methodist Church (MODERATOR) IMAM IBRAHIM ATASOY – Manhattan Turkish Mosque REV. E. LEE TROLLINGER – Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church White Plains BR. LUIS E. HERNANDEZ RIVAS OSF – St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church White Plains Light refreshment will be available after the program. Please join […]

Fountain Talks – Human Rights: What is? What is not?

We would like to introduce the Fountain Talks, the newest addition to the Peace Islands Institute’s program series. The Fountain is a bimonthly magazine that covers themes on life, belief, knowledge, and the Universe. You can learn more at In order to take advantage of what this unique magazine has to offer, we will be starting a monthly discussion […]

Law Enforcement Appreciation Reception & Award Ceremony

Every year, Peace Islands Institute organizes a Law Enforcement Appreciation Reception & Award Ceremony in different cities along the east coast to express gratitude to law enforcement heroes for their service and protection of our communities. On January 24, 2018, Peace Islands Institute New York (PIINY) hosted its Fourth Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Reception & […]