Rumi Forum honored recipients of the 8th Annual RUMI Peace and Dialogue Awards at the National Press Club on October 30, 2014. Azizah al-Hibri, Rebecca Winthrop and David Beckmann were honored for their contributions to human rights, education and community service.
Rumi Forum is partnering with American Turkish Friendship Association and Norhtern Virginia local governments for a Gala dinner and a blanket drive to help Syrian Refugees currently seeking shelter in Southern Turkey. The blanket drive broke last year's record of 18000 blankets. A Gala dinner will be held on December 4 to benefit the refugees.
Rumi Forum Chapters in Hampton Roads, VA, Charlottesville, VA, Richmond, VA and Hagerstown, MD organized friendship and dialogue dinners. Some chapters also organized art contests and peace and dialogue awards as part of the event.
The Journalists and Writers Foundation (GYV), the Swiss Dialogue Institute and the University of Geneva jointly organized a peace summit titled “Mobilizing Civil Society for Building Peace” at the UN Center in Geneva. Gulen sent a message to the conference.
Rumi Forum is inviting PhD candidates and those who have recently completed there doctorates in social sciences for a study fellowship that incorporates a trip to Turkey with the mission of exploring social, economic, cultural, security and political issues in Turkey and the wider region during 2015.
Journey to Noble Ideals: Droplets of Wisdom from the Heart by Fethullah Gulen
Journey to Noble Ideals is a compilation of speeches Fethullah Gulen delivered in Pennsylvania, USA, between 2012 and 2013. The book provides guidelines to build our individual ladders to self-discovery.
Peace and Dialogue in a Plural Society: Contributions of the Hizmet Movement at a time of Global Tensions by Thomas Michel
In Thomas Michel's new book, Peace and Dialogue in a Plural Society, he explores how Fethullah Gulen is one of those speaking most vocally in favor of a world community, where different faiths and nations can come together at one table to solve the multitude of problems facing today's world.
Keynote Speech, Carol Bellamy, International Baccalaureate
Acceptance Speech, Azizah al-Hibri, KARAMAH
Acceptance Speech, David Beckmann, Bread for the World
Acceptance Speech, Rebecca Winthrop, Brookings Institute
Closing Remarks, Zeki Saritoprak, John Carroll University
Full Event Video
Atlas of Thoughts
A new TV series in Turkey, produced by Irmak TV, interviewed scholars of different perspectives and from diverse backgrounds about the Hizmet Movement and Fethullah Gulen. The purpose of this interview series was to convey how the Hizmet Movement and its activities are perceived worldwide, by offering a variety of insights.
Learn Turkishin 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
interested. • The classes are arranged based
on the number of students interested in at any
• 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 month.
We are always considering applications for our internship program (dates are flexible and negotiable)
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 fill out this application form. You may send any supporting documents such as CVs, resumes etc to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that you need to fill out the application form first before sending any documents.
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.
Rumi Forum wishes you all a
safe and happy holiday season
Rumi Forum and Embrace Relief is organizing a help campaign for Syrian Refugees with a goal of $15,000. The Syrian refugee crisis has already gone on too long. Your donation, in any dollar amount, will go far and is greatly needed!
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