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January 2018

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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2018 Rumi Forum Study Trip to Australia

January 19 - February 25

Applications are now open for our new study trip to Australia! The Rumi Forum is proud to announce a new study trip opportunity for Winter 2018. This program will be held in Australia encompassing the cities of Sydney and Canberra. Applications for this trip are currently open and all eligible individuals are encouraged to apply. You have the option of choosing from: January 19th – January 28th February 16th – February 25th Throughout this program, participants will be immersed in…

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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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March 2018

Jews—A Success Story: Lessons for other Minorities

March 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Rumi Forum, 2000 P Street NW Suite #503
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Join the Rumi Forum on March 15th for a discussion with Department Chair of Religion at George Washington University, Robert Eisen on Jews and how they have survived centuries of persecution and thrived in the West.

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Voices of the Heart: Forgiveness

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ezher Mosque, 10359 B Democracy Lane
Fairfax, VA 22030
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Join us on Friday, March 16th at 7:00 p.m. as we start our new small discussion series: Voices of the Heart. The first topic we will discuss will be centered around forgiveness. All are welcome!

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Challenges to Christianity in America

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Westminster Church, 400 I Street SW20024
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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Join us March 22nd as we discuss what the challenges are that Christianity faces in a 21st century America.

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Interfaith Dialogue: Maintaining Religious Identity in a New Culture

March 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd.
Oakton, VA 22124
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The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, in partnership with the Rumi Forum, will host this small-table discussion event on March 25th, 2018 at 3 p.m. Join the small-table discussions as we dive into the complex issues of adapting to American society. The dialogue will focus on interfaith interaction with regard to belief systems.

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April 2018

Welcoming the Stranger: How can Faith and Democracy Work Together?

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 3115 P St NW
Washington, Washington D.C. 20007 United States
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Join us April 19th as we explore in depth faith and democracy, and how they are compatible in today’s society.

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Abrahamic Perspectives on Preserving the Environment

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom , 14010 Spriggs Rd.
Woodbridge, VA 22193 United States
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Join the Rumi Forum for an interfaith conversation on the environment from the perspectives of the three Abrahamic religions.

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