We sadly came to learn about the incident that took place in Paris, France recently. Killing innocent people at their work, on the streets, on their duties cannot be explained by any teaching, any philosophy and any ideology regardless of its location. However, we witnessed it once again with a great sadness. We hope and pray that no more of these thoughtless attacks take place anywhere again, while we share the pain and sorrow of victims’ families and the people of France.

At Atlas Foundation, we firmly believe that problems can be solved through mutual dialogue and understanding, not with violence and horrific actions. Atlas Foundation was founded in 2002 in New Orleans as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, multicultural, dialogue organization.

Atlas Foundation aims to promote mutual understanding, respect and cooperation among people of diverse faiths and cultures by creating opportunities for direct communication and meaningful shared experiences.

Emrah Aktepe

Executive director, Atlas Foundation

Baton Rouge