International Symposium on Hizmet and Peacebuilding Held at the National Press Club
Mount St Mary’s University, American University Center for Peacebuilding & Development, Woodstock Theological Center at the Georgetown University and the Rumi Forum organized a conference titled “The Hizmet Movement and Peacebuilding: Global Cases” on October 25-26 2013 at the National Press Club. The Conference was attended by more than 200 people from more than 20 countries with more than 20 academics making presentations about the activities of Hizmet Movement in their regions.
Rumi Forum Held 7th Annual Rumi Peace and Dialog Awards
This year’s Rumi Peace and Dialog awardees were honored at the National Press Club on October 24. Professor Ali Mazrui, Annette Lantos and Chef Jose Andres received their awards during the program.
Rumi Forum Chapters Organize Dialog and Friendship Dinners
Rumi Forum Chapters organized dialog and friendship dinners throughout the month of November in Richmond VA, Hagerstown MD, Charlottesville VA, Wilmington DE, Blacksburg VA, Norfolk VA and Baltimore MD. Notable people including mayors,fire chiefs, police chiefs, sheriffs, academics, US Senators, state and federal politicians, government officials, community leaders and members attended these dinners. The events were jointly organized by American Turkish Friendship Association branches and the Rumi Forum chapters.
Roundtable with Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan
Rumi Forum organized a roundtable with Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan in October 2013.
Rumi Forum co-hosted Dinner and Discussion at the Embassy of Azerbaijan
Rumi Forum and the Embassy of Azerbaijan held a discussion dinner on the future of Azerbaijan at the Embassy of Azerbaijan in November 2013. Alex Vatanka from MEI moderated while Emre Celik and Ambassador Suleymanov welcomed the guests.
Hudson Institute Dinner and Discussion
Rumi Forum hosted Hudson Institute Scholars for a dinner and discussion in September 2013.
Roundtable discussion with Pew Research Scholars
Rumi Forum met with Pew Research Scholars led by Brian Grim on issues local and international for a roundtable discussion in October 2013.
Roundtable with Prof. Ihsan Yilmaz, Fatih University
Rumi Forum hosted Ihsan Yilmaz of Fatih University in October 2013 for a roundtable discussion in October 2013. Mr Yilmaz is also a columnist in Today's Zaman.
Roundtable with African American leaders
Rumi Forum hosted a roundtable discussion with African American leaders and community members discussing community service amongst other topics.
Hizmet and Fethullah Gulen lecture at Goucher College, Maryland
Emre Celik gave a lecture at Goucher College in Baltimore on Hizmet Movement in November 2013.
Rumi Forum President speaks at Baptist Convention in Dallas, Texas
Rumi Forum President Emre Celik spoke on the Hizmet Movement and Fethullah Gulen at the Baptist Convention in Dallas, Texas in November 2013.
Meeting with the President of Turkey Abdullah Gül
Rumi Forum President Emre Celik attended a meeting with the Turkish diaspora leaders in US where President of Turkey Abdullah Gul was also in attendance.
Meeting with the Ambassador of Russia
President Erme Celik met with His Excellency Sergey Kislyak, Ambassador of Russia to US, in October 2013.
Meeting with the Vatican's Ambassador to US
President Emre Celik met with Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Papal Nuncio to the United States at the Embassy of Vatican in September 2013.
Egyptian Delegation Visits Rumi Forum
Rumi Forum hosted a delegation of Egyptian Christians and Muslims. The delegation learned about the Rumi Forum, Fethullah Gulen and the Hizmet Movement.
Rumi Forum organizes trips during August and September 2013
Rumi Forum brings together various sectors in the wider Washington DC area in small groups to travel to Turkey. Cities such as Istanbul, Ankara, Gaziantep and Izmir (amongst others) are visited. During August and September 2013 Rumi Forum organized 3 trips. Think tank and university scholars, Government departments, Members of Parliament, NGOs, journalists and numerous others were visited.
NUMEROUS 2013 TURKEY TRIP REUNIONS
Rumi Forum organized numerous reunion meetings with 2013 trip participants. The meetings were hosted by trip participants.
RUMI FORUM ORGANIZES A DISCUSSION ABOUT TURKEY WITH HAKAN ALTINAY, OPEN SOCIETY
Rumi Forum organized a discussion in DC with Hakan Altinay from Open Society and past trip alumni in October 2013.
Advisory Board members come together at Rumi Forum
Rumi Forum Advisory Board convened in November 2013.
Rumi Forum hosts Intercultural dialogue workshops with Australian leaders
Rumi Forum hosted Directors of various 'intercultural dialogue' organizations for a workshop based on Rumi Forum's activities and approaches to social harmony and projects of inclusion.
Rumi Forum Serves the Community
As part of community service projects Rumi Forum donated meat to Martha's Table and DC Central Kitchen while our volunteers participated in helping to distribute food and other items.
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LUNCHEONS AND EVENING TALKS
Central Asia's Golden Age: What Was It and What is Its Meaning Today? with S. Frederick Starr
“Syria: The Prospects and Politics of Intervention” with Ambassador John Herbst
“The Concept of a Just War According to the Teachings of Judaism, Christianity & Islam”
“Experiences with the Challenges of Inclusion in Europe” with Ambassador Laurie S. Fulton
“Principled Pluralism: Report of the Inclusive America Project” with Meryl Chertoff
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Dialogue Society Releases the inaugural issue of the Journal of Dialogue Studies
The Dialogue Society of UK is delighted to announce the release of the inaugural issue of the Journal of Dialogue Studies, a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, biannual academic journal which will shine the light of academic scrutiny on the theory and practice of dialogue.
Rumi Forum Interns Trip
Rumi Forum staff and interns visited Cunningham Falls in Marylad in November
Rumi Forum hosted September 2013 courses. Enrolments for the next set of courses have started. Visit www.rumiforum.org for more details.
The Muslim World and Politics in Transition: Creative Contributions of the Gülen Movement
Embracing the World: Fethullah Gulen's Thought and Its Relationship with Jelaluddin Rumi and Others
Gülen's Dialogue on Education: A Caravanserai of Ideas
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Rumi Forum broadcasting on 4 TV Stations
Comcast 95, RCN 10, Verizon10
69, Verizon 38
Cox 30, Verizon 30
Verizon 19,21 Cox 19,21, RCN 19,21
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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
language classes are open to everyone who is
• The classes are arranged based
on the number of students interested in at any
• Our teachers are using a Turkish
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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
· 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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DONATE TO RUMI
Rumi Forum now accepts donation through a new service
via Paypal. The Rumi Forum, a NGO that is a
non-profit exempt organization under section 501
(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code exists by way
of contributions, donations and the volunteers
that enable it to provide numerous services to
better society at large. Your contributions are
appreciated and play an important part in the Rumi
Forum increasing social harmony and understanding.
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