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April 2017

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Fellowship Trip

April 23 - April 30

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

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May 2017

Women of Faith’s Contribution to Society: Role Models from History

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple B’nai Shalom, 7612 Old Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039 United States
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Join the Rumi Forum on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at Temple B’nai Shalom for a presentation on women of faith and their contribution to society, with various examples throughout history. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and concludes at 8 p.m. Speakers to include: Rabbi Laura Rappaport, The Reverend Meg Peery McLaughlin, and Riham Osman REGISTER HERE  

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Brazil Fellowship Trip

May 12 - July 20

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

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Fairfax Interfaith Friendship Walk

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fairfax United Methodist Church, 10300 Stratford Ave
Fairfax , VA 22030
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Free

We invite you to join us for the “Fairfax Interfaith Friendship Walk” with the mission of bringing faith communities together to appreciate each other and feel part of the same whole despite our differences on May 21st, 2017. Throughout the approximately 3 miles walk we will visit 8 different house of worship in the Fairfax community where you will have the chance to engage members of the community of different backgrounds in constructive dialogue in an effort to get to…

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Ramadan 2017

May 27 - June 24
Rumi Forum, 2000 P Street NW Suite #503
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Free

Throughout the duration of Ramadan we will be organizing and hosting iftar dinners in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Contact iftars@rumiforum.org for more information.

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September 2017

The Syrian Refugees Crisis: The Need for a Strategy

September 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ATFA, 11200 Waples Mill Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Join the Rumi Forum September 6th, 2017 for a presentation on Syrian refugees with Radwan Ziadeh a Syrian democracy and human rights advocate.

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D.C. Unity Walk

September 10 @ 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.

#knowyourneighbor

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A Discussion of God’s Compassion and Forgiveness

September 16 @ 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 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rumi Forum, 2000 P Street NW Suite #503
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Free

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