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March 2016

NOVA Region Responds to Syrian Refugee Crises

March 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ATFA, 11200 Waples Mill Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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http://rumiforum.org/nova-region-syrian-refugee-crises/

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October 2016
Free

Religion and Democracy in Abrahamic Faiths

October 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd
Oakton, VA 2212 United States
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Join us for an interfaith panel on "Religion and Democracy" on October 26, 2016.

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February 2017
Free

Immigration Data on Demand (iDod) with Justin Lowry

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ATFA, 11200 Waples Mill Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Please join the Rumi Forum, Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 6:30 pm for a presentation on the economic impact of immigrant groups, with particular emphasis on economic contributions of immigrant entrepreneurs with Justin Lowry of George Mason University's Institute for Immigration Research. The Institute for Immigration Research at George Mason University aims to refocus the immigration conversation among academics, policy-makers, and the public, including the business community and media, by producing and disseminating unbiased and objective, interdisciplinary academic research related…

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Thailand and Cambodia Fellowship Trip

February 24 - March 5
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The Rumi Forum has organized a total of four study fellowship trips for Spring 2017. This first study trip will go to Thailand and Cambodia to explore a variety of issues including peace-building and conflict resolution, economic development, democratization, human rights and freedoms, women’s issues, minority issues, education, economic, political and social reforms, relations with the US and regional issues.

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Free

Interfaith Musical Event for Peace and Harmony

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd
Oakton, VA 2212 United States
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This is an open and inviting event meant to bring together people of diverse beliefs and backgrounds to express faith through music. Nothing is so wholly unifying and dividing than religion, which makes dialogue between faiths unyielding and difficult sometimes. However, music can be used as a tool to foster communications between groups by simply never using any words at all but rather notes and harmonies. Music is non-political and easily accessible to all which makes it ideal in the…

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March 2017
FREE

“Spirituality: Key to Future Inter-religious Relations”

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ATFA, 11200 Waples Mill Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Dr. Lefebure will be presenting on his recent work regarding spirituality and how he believes it is the key to future inter-religious relations.

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Faith Over Fear: Welcoming the Stranger

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C., DC 20016 United States
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The Washington National Cathedral partners with the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, Rumi Forum, All Dulles Area Muslim Society, Washington Hebrew Congregation, and others on March 21st to host an evening of interfaith prayer, song, and conversation. Building on the momentum of solidarity and collaboration, participants will hear from those of diverse faiths and share their own experiences. This interfaith dialogue hosted at the Cathedral is an opportunity for continued conversation and action through partnerships with local organizations and offered in a way to build community among one another.

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Morocco Fellowship Trip

March 25 - March 31
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The Rumi Forum has organized a total of four study fellowship trips for Spring 2017. This second study trip will go to Morocco to explore a variety of issues including peace-building and conflict resolution, economic development, democratization, human rights and freedoms.

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April 2017

Communities Together for Civil Rights and Liberties

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Busboys and Poets, 625 Monroe St NE
Washington, DC 20017 United States
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The Rumi Forum will host this community panel event on Thursday, April 6th 2017 at 6:00 PM. Join us for an engaging discussion on civil rights and liberties.

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Free

“Refugee and Immigration Policy” with Alex Nowrasteh

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ATFA, 11200 Waples Mill Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Mr. Nowrasteh will be presenting on current refugee and immigration policy on Tuesday, April 11th. Alex Nowrasteh is an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. His popular publications have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, and elsewhere. His academic publications have appeared in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Fletcher Security Review, and Public Choice.…

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