Words of Wisdom
In truth everything and everyone
Is a shadow of the Beloved,
And our seeking is His seeking
And our words are His words...
We search for Him here and there,
while looking right at Him.
Sitting by His side, we ask:
'O Beloved, where is the Beloved?'
Norfolk Interfaith Lecture Series: Religion and Social Justice
Rumi Forum Norfolk inconjunction with Christopher Newport Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies has organized a series of panels, the first of which was held recently. Speakers were Dr. Dawn Hutchinson, Dr. Stephen Strehle, Dr. Hussam Timani, Dr. John Thompson, Dr. Lori Underwood with Moderator Dr. Roberta Rosenberg.
Rumi Forum Norfolk, Annual Peace and Dialogue Awards Dinner
The Rumi Forum Norfolk brought together members of the Norfolk-Hampton Roads region to celebrate the achievements of local members of the community that have contribute to socitey by way of dialogue, social cohesion and service to others.
Keynote Speech by Dr. Roberta Rosenberg
Rumi Forum & ATFA Annual Friendship Dinner
Annual Friendship Dinner brought into prominence “The Act of Living Together” The American Turkish Friendship Association (ATFA) along with the Rumi Forum, Fairfax chapter organized the Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner. VIP guests included Chief Rick Rappoport, Pim Valkenberg and Angel Rabasa.
New Advisory board Members
The Rumi Forum welcomes David P. Calleo, Ph.D., Dean Acheson Professor; Director of the European Studies Program; University Professor of The Johns Hopkins University and
Thomas Michel, SJ, Woodstock Fellow, Interreligious Dialogue on Education, Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University
The Importance of Community Outreach to the FBI with Mr. James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge, Washington Field Office
Turkey, Developments in the Middle East and Turkish-American Relations with Namik Tan, Ambassador of Turkey to the U.S
Mastering Knowledge in Modern Times: Fethullah Gulen as an Islamic Scholar
In The News
Seventh Gulen-inspired school opens in Senegal
One more Gulen-inspired school has recently opened in Senegal’s capital Dakar. It became the seventh educational establishment to be established in this African country...
What does the Gulen Movement stand for ?
Last week I was invited to speak at a panel organized for the occasion of the publication of Muslim scholar and preacher Fethullah Gülen's new book “Yaşatma İdeali” (The Ideal of Serving Mankind), in which he explains the main principles of the faith-based social movement serving the nation and the mankind he has inspired...
Somali education minister praises opening of Turkish school
The Somali education minister expressed his happiness at the opening of the first Turkish high school in Somalia on Monday...
Afghan leaders want the number of Turkish schools to increase
More than 120 religious leaders and diplomats from various Islamic countries attended the three-day conference to discuss the problems facing Afghanistan. The conference, organized by Marmara University's Middle East Research Institute, brought together different sectarian groups for the first time to discuss the future of the region.
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Learn Turkish in Washington, DC! Experienced
teachers are offering Turkish Language Classes at the Rumi
Forum in Washington, DC. If you are looking for Turkish
lessons in the DC Metropolitan Area, Rumi Forum is the
right place to begin. There are three terms in a year
• Turkish language
classes are open to everyone who is interested.
• The classes are arranged based on the
number of students interested in at any level.
• Our teachers are using a Turkish Language Book
Set written in Turkish.
For the intensive program: A four-hour class per week and eight classes in a
For further queries and
application form please email:
'Learn Turkish' blog
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Rumi Forum Internship Program
Eligibility: All undergraduate and master’s-level
students and J.D. and Ph.D. candidates as well as recent
graduates are eligible to apply.
Application Process: In order to apply for a Rumi
Forum Internship, please submit the following:
· Cover Letter and Resume
· College or University Transcript
· 2-3 References (please provide both the phone and email
contact information and please include a Professor or other
individual familiar with your work)
*starting dates are flexible
Please send materials via email to
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