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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Rumi & Swedenborg

Comparative Reading on Two Masters of Spirituality: Rumi and Emanuel Swedenborg

On Monday, November 18, Rumi Forum presented a comparative reading on the prominent 13th-century Sufi mystic Jelalludin Rumi and renowned 18th-century Swedish scientist, philosopher, and theologian Emanuel Swedenborg. With Ori Z. Soltes from Georgetown University and Richard Tafel from the Church of the Holy City as speakers, we will discuss personal philosophy, legacy, and impact of these two prominent luminaries. It was a captivating exchange between Rev. Tafel and Dr. Soltes as they presented how similar two prominent mystics were in such a variety of dimensions.

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Free to Believe: The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America

A Fresh Perspective on Religious Freedom from One of the Nation’s Top Attorneys.

On Wednesday, November 14, Rumi Forum had the honor to host Luke Goodrich of Becket Law for a talk about his latest book, Free to Believe. Goodrich discussed why religious freedom is important and how it can be defended in contemporary America.

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4th Rumi Poetry Circle

4th Rumi Poetry Circle

On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, Rumi Forum held the fourth monthly Rumi Poetry Circle. Rumi’s messages speak to the hearts of everyone. It bears a vision of what our inner and also outer world could be with the articulation of the means which brings that vision into fullness. Participants had a memorable opportunity to explore ecstatic poems of the 13th c. scholar & mystic and exchanged latent qualities and wisdom within his poems.  

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