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April 2019

Rumi Forum presents: Sultan and the Saint Film Screening

April 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Little River United Church of Christ (LRUCC), 8410 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003 United States
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Register Here Rumi Forum is inviting you to the docudrama film screening of "The Sultan and the Saint" followed by a discussion. Two men of faith, one a traveling Christian preacher, the other the ruler of a Muslim Empire, bucked a century of war, distrust, and insidious propaganda in a search for mutual respect and common ground. It is the story of Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt, and their meeting on a bloody battlefield during the period…

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Annual Fairfax Interfaith Friendship Walk 2019

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fairfax United Methodist Church, 10300 Stratford Ave
Fairfax , VA 22030
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The Fairfax Interfaith Friendship Walk 2019 will be held on April 28th, 2019 with the mission of bringing faith communities together to appreciate each other and feel part of the same whole despite our differences. REGISTER HERE The walk will take place on April 28th between 2 PM and 5 PM. The group will start at the Fairfax United Methodist Church and will continue by visiting Christian Science Church, Daniels Run Peace Church (also hosting the Jewish Community Center of…

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May 2019

Rumi Forum Presents: Culturally Muslim?

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rumi Forum, 2000 P Street NW Suite #503
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Muslims make up about 1% of the American public, but there are also many Americans who have a connection to Islam but do not personally identify as Muslim. This presentation will discuss which Americans are most likely to personally know someone who is Muslim, intermarried couples, people who were raised Muslim but no longer identify, and people who identify as Muslim but say religion is not very important to them. How common are there situations? Are these patterns more common…

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June 2019

Rumi Forum Co-sponsors: Our Muslim Neighbors

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Busboys and Poets, 450 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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REGISTER HERE Co-sponsors: Shoulder2Shoulder Campaign Jews and Muslims and Allies Acting Together (JAMAAT) Foundation for Ethnic Understanding   Islam is the second largest religion in the world. In America, Muslims are becoming our neighbors, co-workers, community leaders, caregivers and, in many cases, members of our families. Yet unfounded bigotry and fear are on the rise. Combatting that dangerous trend can be as easy as enjoying the dramatic—sometimes suspenseful and sometimes funny—memoir of Muslim peacemaker Victor Begg. His new memoir combines…

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Rumi Forum and JAMAAT Present: A Celebration of the Divine: An Interfaith Music Event!

June 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ATFA, 14120 Newbrook Dr.
Chantilly, VA 20151 United States
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Register Here Program 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Presentations 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Open Mic: Participants May Read Poems, Sing, or Pray Join us for an afternoon of spiritual music as we celebrate our love for the divine! Co-sponsors: American Turkish Friendship Association Congregation Adat Reyim Foundation for Ethnic Understanding

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September 2019

Rumi Forum Presents: Rumi Poetry Circle

September 25 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, 601 N Vermont St
Arlington, VA 22203 United States
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Rumi Poetry Circle

We invite you to explore the ecstatic poems of Rumi - the13th c. scholar & mystic. All are WELCOME. Your experience with poetry does not matter. We want your curiosity and willingness to explore. For more info and RSVP click here.  Poetry Circle Lead Explorer: Sara Ellen Swatt 1st started memorizing poetry 12 years ago as a key component of a healing program for a major crisis. She has continued to memorize poems and incorporates them into her Reiki Practice with cancer patients and the women…

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October 2019

Book Event: “Fethullah Gulen: A Life of Hizmet”

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Book Event in DC and Fairfax: "Fethullah Gulen: A Life of Hizmet"

Join us for a book signing event with author Dr. Jon Pahl featuring his recent biography of Fethullah Gulen. REGISTER HERE In this first critical biography of Fethullah Gülen in English, historian Dr. Jon Pahl takes us on a journey where we discover wisdom and controversy, from 1940's Turkey to the U.S. in the twenty-first century. Dr. Pahl tells the story of a pious Muslim boy from a tiny and remote Turkish village who on the one hand has inspired a…

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Book Event: “Fethullah Gulen: A Life of Hizmet”

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Church of the Holy City, 1611 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Book Event in DC and Fairfax: "Fethullah Gulen: A Life of Hizmet"

Join us for a book signing event with author Dr. Jon Pahl featuring his recent biography of Fethullah Gulen. The event will be moderated by Dr. Ori Z. Soltes from Georgetown University. REGISTER HERE In this first critical biography of Fethullah Gülen in English, historian Dr. Jon Pahl takes us on a journey where we discover wisdom and controversy, from 1940's Turkey to the U.S. in the twenty-first century. Dr. Pahl tells the story of a pious Muslim boy from a…

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4th Rumi Poetry Circle

October 30 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, 601 N Vermont St
Arlington, VA 22203 United States
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Rumi Poetry Circle

Rumi, a 13th-century Sufi mystic poet is one of the most popular poets of our time.  The Poetry Circle uses Rumi's poems as a mindfulness practice. We welcome you & your friends to this Interfaith mindfulness practice. Every month we explore 2 Rumi poems. Your experience with poetry does not matter. We want your curiosity & willingness to explore. Our Poetry Circle is a supportive gathering. Everyone is welcome to participate at their own level of comfort.   Wednesday, October 30, 2019  6:45 pm - 7:00 pm     …

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November 2019

Free To Believe: The Battle Over Religious Liberty In America

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rumi Forum, 2000 P Street NW Suite #503
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Free To Believe

A Fresh Perspective on Religious Freedom from One of the Nation’s Top Attorneys. Many Americans feel like their religious freedoms are under attack and their beliefs will soon be punished as a form of bigotry. Others say these fears are overblown and Christians should stop complaining about imaginary persecution. In Free to Believe, leading religious freedom attorney Luke Goodrich challenges both sides of this debate, offering surprising insights on the most controversial religious freedom conflicts today—including gay rights, abortion rights,…

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