New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) welcomes the delegation from Rumi Forum on a goodwill visit in his Capitol Hill office.
New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) welcomes the delegation from Rumi Forum on a goodwill visit in his Capitol Hill office. During the meeting, the Rumi Forum delegation and Congressman Pascrell have discussed the necessity of dialogue in the contemporary world. Congressman stressed that most of the problems today in the world, especially between the West and the Muslim world result from the very fact that the Western societies do not know enough about Islam and the Muslim societies. In this regard, he noted that he finds crucially important every intercultural activity that promotes multicultural awareness and understanding among different cultures.
The Rumi Forum delegation informed Congressman Pascrell about the vision and activities of Rumi Forum to build bridges of understanding among different cultures. More specifically, the Rumi Forum associates have informed Congressman about the Institute’s intercultural trips to Turkey and different parts of the world throughout the year. Congressman has found the intercultural trips and their contents quite unique and useful to acquaint the participants with the local cultures.