Dialogue became my passion about 10 years ago, before 9/11 even. I began to see the power of dialogue and how it tapped our human potential for grace, nobleness, love and compassion. I saw how it lifted veils of deception and distortion. And as I increased my Sufi practice of reflection, both in community and as a single person, a glimmer of a link began to emerge for me…was the reflective practice contributing to the quality of the dialogue, internal and external? And then as I saw the rifts and chasms grow deeper, both here in our country between left and right, and the world and Islam, I wanted to open the door to a chamber where reflection meets loving conversation i.e. dialogue. Hence the name sufidialogue, i.e. dialogue imbued with the deep practice of reflection that I have learned from Sufis like Baba Tohsin of Jerrahi Mosque.
Why Sufi Dialogue?