Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

November 2018

Book Event: God and the Goalposts: A Brief History of Religion, Sports, Politics, War, and Art

November 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rumi Forum, Washington DC, 2000 P st NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20036 United States
+ Google Map

God and the Goalposts: A brief History of Religion, Sports, Politics, War, and Art The interpenetration of sports and religion is as old as history and as wide as geography. The angles of interpenetration have been diverse—from the Bible to the Iliad and the Aeneid, from gladiatorial contests to the Crusades to chess, from the Mayan game of pok-a-pok to Lacrosse to contemporary NBA championship games. Moreover, the sports/religion matrix has always been interwoven with politics (from which religion has…

Find out more »

January 2019

The Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society of Washington (JIDS) and the Rumi Forum jointly present: Getting Closer to God: Jewish and Muslim Perspectives on Mysticism

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Islamic Society of the Washington Area, 2701 Briggs Chaney Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20905 United States
+ Google Map

Mysticism plays an important role in the spirituality of both Judaism and Islam. It is central to developing our relationship with God and in inspiring us to serve humankind. In this session, we’ll consider both the Jewish and Muslim mystical traditions first by hearing from devoted practitioners and then by engaging in small-group discussions. The session will conclude with a short program honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day; the United Nations has recognized January 27th as such since 2005. Panelists: Gabriel…

Find out more »

March 2019

Rumi Forum and American Turkish Friendship Association (ATFA) Present: A Survey about American Muslims

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rumi Forum, 2000 P Street NW Suite #503
Washington, DC 20036 United States
+ Google Map

Please join AMI’s Executive Director Shahid Rahman as he discusses a recent study looking at the perception of American Muslims in the USA and the DMV area. The research examines the public’s perceptions of Muslim Americans. The “Americans’ Views of Muslims Survey” was conducted leading up to the midterm elections in November 2018 – a time period when myths and misinformation about Muslims have figured prominently in some local, state, and federal elections. The research includes insight into public perceptions…

Find out more »

The Rumi Forum presents: Food and Faith

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sakina Halal Grill, 1108 K St NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
+ Google Map

Due to limited seating, Registration is required. Register Here Lunch will be provided. Free and open to the public Food and Faith both bring people together. Faith traditions have a specific relationship with food. Whether it be the role food plays in daily life or providing food to the needy, faith traditions recognize this necessity as something more. So join us at Sakina Halal Grill as we break bread together and discuss the relationship between Food and Faith. Lunch will…

Find out more »

April 2019

Rumi Forum, ATFA, and Ezher Mosque Present: Book Event: City of Peace by Henry G. Brinton

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ATFA, 14120 Newbrook Dr.
Chantilly, VA 20151 United States
+ Google Map

Register Here All are invited to a talk on the Rev. Henry Brinton's mystery novel "City of Peace," hosted by Rumi Forum, American Turkish Friendship Association, and Ezher Mosque. The book features Christians and Muslims in the town of Occoquan, Virginia, and is a gripping and fast-paced mystery that will engage people politically and spiritually, leaving them with fresh insight into how they can overcome polarizing divisions among people of differing cultures and faiths. Copies of "City of Peace" will…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Annual Fairfax Interfaith Friendship Walk 2019

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fairfax United Methodist Church, 10300 Stratford Ave
Fairfax , VA 22030
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »
+ Export Events