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February 2017

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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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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Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Fellowship Trip

April 23 - April 30
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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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Free

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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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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