The Lehigh Dialogue Center [LDC] is a non-profit, non-political organization that was founded in May 2004 by a group of volunteers comprising of business people, academicians, and students. One of the goals of the Lehigh Dialogue Center is to organize various religious, cultural, and social activities; and conferences among all types of religious and ethnic groups to support and advance the harmony and cooperation among religions. We aim to promote of understanding of American and Turkish cultures, and to foster integrity through religious, cultural and educational activities. We believe that better integration with local communities will contribute to the peace, prosperity and harmony in our area. We believe getting to know each other will build bridges among our community. We believe that respect to religious plurality and dialogue is key to world peace.To serve the purpose of bridging cultures, and promoting friendship, we would be happy to have your support.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Omer Alici - President
Omer Alici was born in Turkey in 1970. He received his BSCE from Ankara University,Ankara, Turkey in 1993. He works as a
director in Ceren Delivery inc. since 2001.
Ugur Akyildiz - Treasurer
Ugur Akyildiz was born in Istanbul Turkey in 1972. He is Turkish American citizens and living in Bethlehem for the last 10 Years.
Burak Cezik - Secretary
Burak Cezik was born in Tukey in 1984. After graduating from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, he received his MBA from Baylor
University, Waco, Texas in 2009. Currently, he works in a food export-import company as a financial controller since 2011.
OUR MISSION :
* To serve the community for their religious needs through regular services and rituals
* To provide spiritual care to local Muslims and help their integration to the community.
* To promote mutual understanding, respect, and collaboration between followers of different religious traditions.
* To encourage respect and tolerance for religious differences among followers of all faiths in our community.
* To deal with issues related to living together as part of the human community.
* To foster efforts at education and communication among people of different faiths.