In commemoration of the 9/11 tragedy, Rumi Forum, its chapters and partners organized events in numerous states.

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Rumi Forum assisted with organizing the first White House Eid reception at the White House on October 14, 2014.

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The Rumi Forum honored their 2011 RUMI Peace and Dialogue Award honorees last evening at the National Press Club Ballroom in Washington DC.

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Virtual Coffee Night Series: Facing the COVID-19 Challenge with Empathy and Compassion

On Friday, Aril 10, Rumi Forum launched the first Virtual Coffee Night speaker series. Dr. Peter Cohen talked about ways to project empathy and compassion during these testing times.

Needless to say, coffee has had a significant place in our lives for ages. We often say “Let’s have a cup of coffee” to imply “Let’s have a conversation”. That being said, we believe that nothing beats a nice relaxed conversation and invite you both to relieve ourselves over a cup of coffee and to stimulate our minds with various light-hearted talks. Prominent speakers from a variety of backgrounds have been and will be part of this series and all together we will have enriched conversations.

You can find the whole webinar on our Youtube page.


Dr. Peter Cohen received his Ph.D. from Florida State University in Humanities and Religion, his M.A. from Florida State University in Biblical Studies and his B.A. in Religion and Philosophy from Springfield College. His dissertation was entitled “A Motif Index of the Angel of Death in Early Rabbinic Literature.” Dr. Cohen came to Clemson in 1995 after teaching at Appalachian State University, Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College. His teaching interests revolve around looking at the common traits shared by the religious traditions of the world, rather than looking for their differences. Dr. Cohen can often be found teaching adult education in area churches on Sunday mornings or as an instructor in the University’s Osher Life Long Learning Institute for retired people from the community. Presently, he is teaching the general education courses in Religion for the department.

Interfaith All Night

The 9th Annual DMV Interfaith Leadership Summit


Building Resilience in Our Communities and in Ourselves

On Saturday, February 29, Rumi Forum co-sponsored the 2020 DMV Leadership Summit, hosted by the Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington. This year Interfaith Leadership Summit explored “Building Resilience in our Communities and in Ourselves” and questioned how we could contribute to, cultivate and support resilience in ourselves, our society and each other.  Participants aged between 18-39 coming from various spiritual, religious or non-religious affiliations joined the event at Foundry United Methodist Church.