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August 2020

Virtual Coffee Night Series: Trees and Sheep and God, Oh My! A Woman’s Spiritual Journey Among the Sufis of Scotland

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ONLINE EVENT

When Sarah Snyder left her home in Montana to volunteer to plant trees at a private estate in Scotland, she expected a pleasurable six-month break from her humdrum life. When she arrived, however, she learned she would also be caring for a menagerie of poultry, doing rigorous household chores, and shepherding a flock of truant sheep. Her experience turned out to be a soul-forging adventure that changed her entire relationship with life—and with God—forever. Six months turned into two years…

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Religious Freedom for All: Remembering the Victims of Acts of Violence

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
ONLINE EVENT

Freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) is the protection of the conscience and the free exercise of people’s understanding of the ultimate truth. It is not only a fundamental right but also an individual, institutional, private and public right as well. As enshrined in the First Amendment, the Articles 18,19, and 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights also protect the rights to freedom of religion or belief, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to peaceful assembly and…

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September 2020

Charity In the Age of a Pandemic

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ONLINE EVENT

At a time when everyone around the world is grappling with unprecedented changes and challenges in their lives, one of the most fundamental values that continue to make positive changes in our lives is generosity. The inevitable quality of giving continues bringing individuals of all backgrounds regardless of their languages, ethnicities, races, faiths, opinions together across the globe. We have witnessed various shades of generosity as they are implemented as a means of standing together in unity. Whether that's through…

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Say YES (Youth Empowered Solutions) to Human Rights – Essay Contest

September 11 @ 8:00 am - November 23 @ 11:59 pm
ONLINE EVENT

Share your perspective on the unique contributions of youth to the discourse and action on human rights. The essays are expected to address contemporary issues that connect youth and human rights. Questions you may want to consider may include but are not limited to; - What are your reflections regarding the discussion on "standing by versus bystanding" in response to human rights violations? - What are the ways the youth community can get involved in education, activism and engagement?  -…

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UNGA Conference 2020

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ONLINE EVENT

Celebrate UN’s 75th Year with Rumi Forum as a Global Partner of UNGA Conference 2020 The UNGA Conference 2020 will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in the margins of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly. The UNGA Conference 2020 is organized by the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) in partnership with the JWF’s Global Partners, Member States of the United Nations, UN organs and agencies, and civil society organizations from around the world.    The UNGA…

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A Baptist Army Veteran’s Journey with Islam

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ONLINE EVENT

Join our next Coffee Night speaker program featuring podcast host, award-winning author, and university lecturer Jason Howk. An army veteran of Baptist confession, Howk will share with us his stimulating story that connected his first career as a military officer to a second and no less interesting one as an interfaith speaker and lecturer on Islam. “...Howk believes in a different approach to interfaith work. Typically, a Christian explains Christianity, a Jew explains Judaism, a Muslim explains Islam and so…

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October 2020

Nonviolence: A strategic and moral compass in extraordinary times

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
ONLINE EVENT

Grievance and deprivation, perceived or real, tempt groups into violent behavior. Rapid change, social upheaval, and uncertainty make violent expressions of social discontent even more likely. It is in those moments that we are called to demonstrate a heightened sense of restraint and sound judgment. It is in those moments that nonviolence presents as a timely and timeless concept for contemporary societies. And yet, while few would disagree about the virtue of nonviolence, a similarly firm belief and understanding about…

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30 Days With King David

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom

Rumi Forum is proud to announce the book talk, Thirty Days With King David, by pastor, educator and leadership coach Larry Buxton. King David ranks among the world’s greatest heroes for defeating Goliath and for preaching Psalms. He is honored by Jews, Christians and Muslims. In turbulent times, he united a nation—and his hard-earned wisdom can bring us together today. In this book, pastor, educator and leadership coach Larry Buxton shows us how David embodies 14 crucial values shared by…

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Sacred Spaces

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom

Join us for a discussion on the significance and importance of sacred spaces in various faith traditions. In light of recent events where sacred spaces in a number of communities have been vandalized, we feel it’s important to foster dialogue in an effort to preserve the spaces for the sacred functions for which they’re intended. We believe that as people become better educated about the significance of sacred spaces, that respect for them will increase. Tuesday, October 27, 2020  7:30 –…

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Stateless

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Zoom

Join us for a discussion of the Netflix show 'Stateless' on October 30, 2020. 'Stateless', released on Netflix this summer, is a six- episode series based on a true story of an Australian citizen who was held in one of Australia's immigrant detention centers. It follows the stories of several characters as they come into contact with Australia's immigration system, including migrants who have fled violence and persecution in their home countries, employees of the center and Australia's immigration agency,…

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