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    Turkish Dervishes ‘whirl’ into Baton Rouge

    BATON ROUGE – A religious tradition from Turkey makes its way to Baton Rouge Tuesday night. The performance of the Whirling Dervishes is supposed to convey God’s spiritual sift to anyone who witnesses their ritualistic movements. The tradition dates all the way back to the 13th century! They’ll only be...

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    The 504: The Whirling Dervishes

    Whirling Dervishes from Konya, Turkey, and the Turkish Sufi Music Ensemble to perform in Baton Rouge, and New Orleans Feb. 3 & 4   The Whirling Dervishes of Rumi, famous for their Sufi spiritual practice of whirling, will perform in Baton Rouge, on Tuesday, Feb. 3, and in New Orleans on Wednesday, Feb. 4....

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    Whirling Dervishes to visit New Orleans, Baton Rouge in February

    NEW ORLEANS —The Archdiocese of New Orleans said members of the Whirling Dervishes of Rumi will be making their way to Louisiana next month. According to organizers, their arrival was recently coordinated with the Atlas Foundation. The dervishes will travel from Konya, Turkey, and make stops Feb. 3 in Baton...

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    Interfaith peace rally is Nov. 19 in New Orleans

    “Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding,” Albert Einstein once said. Commitment to peace through understanding is the goal for the first Interfaith Voices for Peace rally on Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 6367 St. Charles Ave., in...

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    Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner & Award Ceremony

    On Tuesday evening “Giving back to the community” themed Atlas Foundation Annual Friendship and Dialogue Dinner commenced with a gathering of friends, state officials, legislators and journalists bidding on unique handcrafted Turkish items in a silent auction at Boudreaux’s. Program started with Julie Baxter’s opening remarks and followed by opening...

  • Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner 2013 Baton Rouge

    Atlas Foundation kindly requests the pleasure of your company at its 10th Annual Dialogue & Friendship Dinner Theme Democracy, Islam, and Liberty Keynote Speaker Mustafa Akyol Writer & Journalist Mistress of Ceremonies Julie Baxter Calligraphy Show Aydin Cayir     Date Friday, October 25th 2013 6:00 pm – Registration 6:45 pm – Dinner & Program Venue...

  • Annual Food and Crafts Fair

    Atlas Foundation cordially invites you to its Annual Food and Craft Fair & Garage Sale on Saturday, January 26th, 2013. The event will future authentic Turkish cuisine and traditional handicrafts. Garage sale will start at 6:00am. Food and craft sale will start at 10:00 and end at 5:00pm. Proceeds from...

  • The Atlas Foundation of New Orleans held a “Dinner of Abrahamic Traditions” on Jan. 17 at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Metairie. The theme for the dinner was “Perspectives of Abrahamic Traditions on Family.” From left are Emrah Aktepe, executive director of Atlas Foundation, and guest speakers, the Rev. Buddy Noel of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, and Rafeeq Numan, imam at Masjid ur-Rahim.

    Metairie is scene of “Dinner of Abrahamic Traditions”

    Members and friends of the Atlas Foundation of New Orleans hosted a “Dinner of Abrahamic Traditions” on Jan. 17. The dinner, which included Turkish food, was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Old Metairie. The purpose of the evening’s dinner and festivities was to...

  • Atlas Foundation to Donate Meet for the Homeless

    Atlas Foundation donated 80 pounds of stew beef to the Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless in Baton Rouge on November 30, 2012. Atlas estimates that the meat donation will produce 200 meals for the homeless. The Foundation had also delivered food donations to the Salvation Army and the Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless...