• Blanket Drive for Syrian Refugees

    Atlas Foundation joined the relief effort by Embrace Relief to help Syrian refugees right around Thanksgiving. We invited Louisianans to contribute to the “Blanket Drive” to help Syrian refugees in Turkey before it got too cold. The tragedy of Syrian refugees is indescribable. Since winter is harsh, the most urgent need for them...

  • WSJ Op-ed by Fethullah Gulen: Muslims Must Combat the Extremist Cancer

    Muslims Must Combat the Extremist Cancer By Fethullah Gulen* Aug. 27, 2015 7:32 p.m. ET 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 that animates it and other terrorist groups. Every terrorist act...

  • Whirling Dervishes from Turkey to perform in New Orleans

    The Whirling Dervishes of Rumi, famous for their Sufi spiritual practice of whirling, will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Louis J. Roussel Hall at Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased by calling (504) 865-3240 or at whirling dervishesnola.eventbrite.com.  These authentic Sufi...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...