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April 2020

Virtual Coffee Night Series: Faith in American Public Life: Confronting Controversies, Cultivating Common Ground

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ONLINE EVENT

Rumi Forum is proud to launch the Coffee Night speaker series. Needless to say, coffee has had a significant place in our lives for ages. We often say “Let’s have a cup of coffee” to imply “Let’s have a conversation”. That being said, we believe that nothing beats a nice relaxed conversation and invite you both to relieve ourselves over a cup of coffee and to stimulate our minds with various light-hearted talks. Prominent speakers from a variety of backgrounds will…

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Virtual Coffee Night Series: The Humanity of Muhammad: A Christian View

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ONLINE EVENT

Rumi Forum is proud to launch the Coffee Night speaker series. Needless to say, coffee has had a significant place in our lives for ages. We often say “Let’s have a cup of coffee” to imply “Let’s have a conversation”. That being said, we believe that nothing beats a nice relaxed conversation and invite you both to relieve ourselves over a cup of coffee and to stimulate our minds with various light-hearted talks. Prominent speakers from a variety of backgrounds will…

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Virtual Coffee Night Series: Muslim Women Speak for Themselves

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ONLINE EVENT

Rumi Forum is proud to launch the Coffee Night speaker series. Needless to say, coffee has had a significant place in our lives for ages. We often say “Let’s have a cup of coffee” to imply “Let’s have a conversation”. That being said, we believe that nothing beats a nice relaxed conversation and invite you both to relieve ourselves over a cup of coffee and to stimulate our minds with various light-hearted talks. Prominent speakers from a variety of backgrounds will…

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Multi-faith Supplication

April 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Youtube
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United in COVID-19: Rediscovering Pluralism in the Face of a Shared Threat

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ONLINE EVENT

Rumi Forum is proud to launch the Coffee Night speaker series. Needless to say, coffee has had a significant place in our lives for ages. We often say “Let’s have a cup of coffee” to imply “Let’s have a conversation”. That being said, we believe that nothing beats a nice relaxed conversation and invite you both to relieve ourselves over a cup of coffee and to stimulate our minds with various light-hearted talks. Prominent speakers from a variety of backgrounds will…

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May 2020

Healing with Rumi

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
ONLINE EVENT

Rumi; the great jurist, mystic, poet, and scholar was a pioneer of reconciliation and healing during the time he lived, and continues to inspire hearts and minds to this day. Rumi Forum is proud to announce its special Day of Unity event “Healing with Rumi” where we will reflect on and celebrate this legacy. Please join us for a stimulating journey into Rumi’s universe with three renowned speakers. This webinar is a great opportunity for those interested in religion, mysticism, and poetry to rediscover…

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July 2020

We Refuse to be Enemies: How Muslims and Jews can make Peace, One Friendship at a Time.

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ONLINE EVENT

Sabeeha Rehman and Walter Ruby, a Muslim-American woman of Pakistani origin and a Jewish-American man who spent his formative years in Israel, will share their story of how they connected and embarked on a mission to bring their respective communities together in their common homeland, America. Growing up in Pakistan, Sabeeha never met a Jew, her view colored by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In his youth, Walter never met a Muslim, his opinion shaped by Leon Uris's Exodus. What changed their…

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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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