Ali Durhan, Executive Director of the Niagra Foundation of Missouri, to speak at Webster Groves Christian Church this Sunday


Our adult Christian formation classes will meet together in Love Chapel this Sunday, November 22, from 9:00 – 10:10 AM.  Our guest speaker will be Ali Durhan, Executive Director of the Niagra Foundation.  Ali has been instrumental in helping to organize many important intercultural and interfaith events in the St. Louis region, and, working with Beth Damsgaard-Rodriguez, Ali has helped and encouraged WGCC members to participate in interfaith Thanksgiving meals and an Abrahamic Traditions dinner.


All WGCC youth and adults are invited and strongly encouraged to attend!




Ali Durhan is the Executive Director for Niagara Foundation of Missouri. Ali is a Turkish native and received a B.A. degree in English Language and Literature in 2006. He received a M.Ed. degree in Curriculum Instruction in US. After working in Afghanistan as a volunteer ESL teacher, and in Turkey for two years in Samanyolu Private High School, he moved to US in 2009. He worked in public schools as College Guidance and Assistant Principle, and joined the Niagara Foundation in 2012.

His passion is to create opportunities that people from all walks of life can come together to celebrate their commonalities and learn about their differences. He believes that most of the problems in our world are because of ignorance and disunity. He thinks educating people through dialogue is key to overcome these problems.

Niagara Foundation strives to promote social cohesion by fostering civic conversations and sustained relationships between people of different cultures and faiths.