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September 2017

D.C. Unity Walk

September 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States
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Rumi Forum Co-sponsors this years' D.C. Unity Walk! Join us and your community as people of all faiths walk together in friendship on September 10th.


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A Discussion of God’s Compassion and Forgiveness

September 16, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ohr Kodesh Temple, 8300 Meadowbrook Ln
Chevy Chase , Maryland 20815
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This program will be part of the celebrations marking the start of Jewish High Holy Days held at Ohr Kadesh Temple in Chevy Chase. Every year on the Saturday night preceding Rosh Ha-Shanah, they have a late-night service called “Selichot” and this year we are having an interfaith panel as part of that service to include speakers from each of the Abrahamic faiths who will be discussing God's compassion and forgiveness from each of their faith's viewpoints. There will be a break for refreshments after the event's conclusion before the service at 11pm. Anyone attending the event is more then welcome to stay for the service.

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October 2017

Realizing the Civil Rights Dream: Diagnosing and Treating American Racism

October 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rumi Forum, 2000 P Street NW Suite #503
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Join us on October 11th as we sit down with Ken Bedell to talk about his new book Realizing the Civil Rights Dream: Diagnosing and Treating American Racism.

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Peaceful Communities: Faiths for Social Justice

October 19, 2017 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fairfax Presbyterian Church, 10723 Main Street
Fairfax , Virginia 10723 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030
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November 2017

Civil Rights in 2017: A Discussion with Federal Civil Rights Officials

November 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ATFA, 11200 Waples Mill Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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On November 9th, we’ll continue the discussion about civil rights in 2017 as we sit down with civil rights representatives from the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice.

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December 2017

American Muslims in 2017

December 7, 2017 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
ATFA, 11200 Waples Mill Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Join us Thursday, December 7th for a detailed presentation on American Muslims. Who are they? And, how are they faring in this political climate? Meira Neggaz of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding will be speaking at the event.

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January 2018

Responding to Hatred and Extremism: Solutions from Faith Traditions

January 10 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Join us January 10th as we explore solutions derived from Abrahamic faith traditions in order to respond to hatred and extremism.

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Findings from Pew Research Center’s 2017 Survey of U.S. Muslims

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Daniels Run Peace Church, 3729 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030
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Join us in the new year for a presentation on U.S. Muslims by Senior Researcher Besheer Mohamed, January 16th at 6:30 p.m.

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Maine Girls Film Screening

January 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Little River United Church of Christ (LRUCC), 8410 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003 United States
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Following 13 immigrant and U.S.-born teenage girls, Maine Girls explores the important role that young people play in creating “brave spaces” to be vulnerable, face the unknown, and bridge important cultural divides.

The Rumi Forum, in partnership with Little River United Church of Christ (LRUCC) and the creators of the Maine Girls documentary proudly present an upcoming screening of the film Maine Girls.

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Challenges of Survival: Religious Minority Communities in a Secular Melting Pot Nation

January 21 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland Street
Falls Church, VA 22043 United States
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The Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society of Washington along with the Rumi Forum present this event that will examine religious minority communities in America–which is often referred to as a ‘melting pot’ nation, and what challenges they face in trying to assimilate to an increasingly secular society.

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