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Rumi Forum had its monthly circle on September 21, 2023, to study Abrahamic scriptures on “Parent-Child Relationships” with our study leader, Ibrahim Anli, from Rumi Forum.

Scriptural Reasoning (SR) allows Christians, Jews, and Muslims to study each other’s sacred texts. SR participants meet monthly to read short passages on a topic from their respective scriptures. Facilitated by a study leader, each session is an opportunity to listen and share various perspectives. SR sessions help participants reflect on a curious list of topics within the Abrahamic tradition. The result is often a deeper understanding of others and one’s scriptures and the development of strong bonds across faith communities.

                  Scriptural Reasoning: Introduction                          Jewish Scripture: Hebrew Bible


                  Christian Scripture: New Testament                                Islamic Scripture: Quran


This Month`s Study Leader

Ibrahim Anli is a civic entrepreneur with a career record that bridges nonprofit and academic experience. He was a visiting researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2007-08. Ibrahim joined the Journalists and Writers Foundation’s (JWF) Ankara office as the diplomacy coordinator in 2010. In 2013, he became the secretary-general of Abant Platform, JWF’s Istanbul-based forum of intellectuals. Ibrahim Anli was a lecturer and acting chair at the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy at Tishk International University in Erbil in 2016-17. He is currently a volunteer instructor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University, a member of the Braver Angels Scholars Council, and a member of the Public Diplomacy Council of America.

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