Rumi Forum’s Iftar Dinner at the Washington National Cathedral
On June 20th, 2017 the Rumi Forum brought the traditions of Ramadan to the National Cathedral for what was the highest iftar in Washington, D.C.
Rumi Forum’s Annual Signature Iftar Dinner 2017
On June 15th, 2017 in partnership with the American Turkish Friendship Association the Rumi Forum held their annual signature iftar dinner to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. This year’s Signature Ramadan Iftar Dinner took place in Fairfax, Virginia at the American-Turkish Friendship Association (ATFA) community center. The dinner began with short speeches by several distinguished guests of different faiths.
4th Annual Suhoor-Early Breakfast
The Rumi Forum hosted its 4th annual suhoor breakfast on June 17th, 2017 at 2:30 a.m. in Fairfax, Virginia.
The Rumi Forum and multiculturalism
Emre Celik, President of the Rumi Forum speaks on the Voices Oklahoma community radio about pluralism, social cohesion, democracy, and peace building.
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International Festival of Language and Culture 2017
Rumi Forum partnered with the International Festival of Language and Culture to organize this year’s festival in Washington, D.C.
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2018 Rumi Forum 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.
The Syrian Refugees Crisis: The Need for a Strategy
Join the Rumi Forum September 6th, 2017 for a presentation on Syrian refugees with Radwan Ziadeh a Syrian democracy and human rights advocate.
D.C. Unity Walk 2017
The Rumi Forum is co-sponsoring this years Unity Walk in Washington, D.C. and we would like you to be a part of the thousands people of all faiths who will walk together in friendship and unity along “Embassy Row” on Massachusetts Avenue, NW.
A Discussion of God’s Compassion and Forgiveness
Join us for an interfaith panel event on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at the Ohr Kadesh Temple where our panelists will engage in a discussion of God's compassion and forgiveness.
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In the News
Fethullah Gulen’s Interviews with NPR, Reuters, WSJ and France 24, TEMPO.CO and Egypt Today
On the anniversary of the July 15th Turkish coup, Fethullah Gulen gave multiple interviews to various news outlets
The Spirituality of Responsibility: Fethullah Gulen and Islamic Thought
Turkish Islamic leader Fethullah Gülen offers a distinctive view of responsibility, which is explored here for the first time. Simon Robinson shows how Gülen's writings, influenced by both orthodox Islam and the Sufi tradition, contribute a dynamic, holistic and interactive view of responsibility which locates personal identity, agency and freedom in plural relationships.
No Return from Democracy: A Survey of Interviews with Fethullah Gulen
Despite the enormous defamation from some political groups in Turkey, Gülen is recognized in the world as a devout Muslim cleric, whose thoughts and life style are deeply rooted in the Islamic faith, but who also believes Islam is not in conflict with the progressive values of the modern world. This book collates Gülen's ahead-of-his-time comments on some of the debated issues as he phrased in interviews in the past few decades.
The Opening (Al-Fatiha): A Commentary on the First Chapter of the Quran
In this book, Fehullah Gulen interprets the verses of the most important chapter of the Qur'an for a deeper understanding of its relevance to the essence of Islam. Gulen's analysis is well grounded in the Islamic tradition yet provides fresh insights into the message of the Qur'an for today's readers.
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Rumi Forum Internship Program
We are always considering
applications for our internship program (dates are flexible and negotiable) Eligibility: All undergraduate and
graduate students, 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 email@example.com. Please note that
you need to fill out the application form first before sending any documents.
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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
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