FBI San Diego Presents 2016 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award to Pacifica Institute

By Yadira Dickey, Community Outreach Specialist, FBI San Diego FBI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Eric Birnbaum is pleased to announce Pacifica Institute of San Diego as the 2016 recipient of the FBI...

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The Fountain Essay Contest 2016: I Am an Immigrant

Submissions to be posted September 1 – December 31, 2016 We all move. As Einstein said, “Nothing happens until something moves.” Movement is one of the essentials of the physical world. This...

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We Strongly Condemn the Heinous Attack on Innocent People in Orlando

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Orlando terror and hate attack. We condemn all forms of religious and other forms of extremism that teach hatred and incite violence. However, we need...

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Pacifica Connects: Peaceful Coexistence Experience in Korea

Pacifica Institute organized a delegation to attend the 4th Peaceful Coexistence Conference and debate at Seoul National University titled “Countering Violence Extremism at the Grassroots Level”...

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Join the “Love is A Verb” February Screenings

Story Love Is A Verb is an examination of a social movement of Sufi inspired Sunni Muslims that began in Turkey in the l960s and now reaches across the globe. The group is called Hizmet, the Turkish...

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Fethullah Gulen: “Muslims, we have to critically review our understanding of Islam” – Le Monde

Words fall short to truly express my deep sadness and revolt in the face of the carnage perpetrated by terrorist groups such as the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). I share...

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Pacifica Institute Condemns the Terrorist Attacks in Paris

Pacifica Institute strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Paris. We stand united with the people of France and with people around the world in mourning the loss of innocent lives and offering our...

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Peacebuilding and the Hizmet Movement panel held at the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions

From October 15th to 19th, the Parliament of the World’s Religions arranged a gathering at Salt Lake, with the motto “Reclaiming The Heart of Our Humanity.” The aim was to convene people of all...

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Fethullah Gulen’s Article on The Wall Street Journal against Violent Extremism

Muslims Must Combat the Extremist Cancer As the group that calls itself Islamic State, known as ISIS, continues to produce carnage in the Middle East, Muslims must confront the totalitarian ideology...

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