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Interfaith Musical Event for Peace and Harmony

Interfaith Musical Event for Peace and Harmony Monday, February 27th Rumi Forum hosted an interfaith music event. This was an open and inviting event meant to bring together people of diverse beliefs and backgrounds to express faith through music.

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Rumi Forum's Statement on Recent Attacks

Statement on Recent Attacks Our statement on the attacks on the Jewish Cemetery in Philadelphia and the shooting of 2 Indian engineers in Kansas.

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Economic Impact of Immigrant Groups

Immigration Data on Demand (iDod)with Justin Lowry On, Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 the Rumi Forum hosted a presentation on the economic impact of immigrant groups with Justin Lowry of George Mason University’s Institute for Immigration Research.

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Black History Month

Black History Month In appreciation of Black History Month, Rumi Forum partnered with ATFA (American Turkish Friendship Association) for an evening program highlighting the significance of the history of African Americans in the United States and in remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr.. Former President of the NAACP, Current President of Communities of Trust Committee Shirley Ginwright spoke at the event.

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Rumi Forum Speaks at 'Understanding Religious Diversity and Tolerance'Event

Understanding Religious Diversity and Tolerance On February 24th, President of the Rumi Forum Mr. Emre Celik spoke at Piedmont Virginia Community College as part of their educational seminar entitled:"Understanding Religious Diversity and Tolerance". Mr Celik spoke from a Muslim perspective about common misconceptions about Islam in order to promote tolerance, coexistence and religious diversity within the community.

Fundraiser Breakfast

Fundraiser Breakfast On February 19th Rumi Forum partnered with ATFA for a fundraiser breakfast to benefit the Communities of Trust and The Lamb Center in Fairfax.

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Upcoming Events

Spirituality: Key to Future Inter-religious Relations

Spirituality and Key to Future Inter-religious Relations Join us for a presentation with Dr. Leo D. Lefebure on Tuesday, March 7th 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dr. Lefebure will be presenting on his recent work regarding spirituality and how he believes it is the key to future inter-religious relations.

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Refugee and Immigration Policy with Alex Nowrasteh

Refugee and Immigration Policy with Alex Nowrasteh Please join us for a discussion on refugee and immigration policy with Alex Nowrasteh of the CATO Institute Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Location:11200 Waples Mill Rd. Suite 360 Fairfax, VA 22030

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Rumi Study Fellowship 2017

Rumi Study Fellowship 2017 The Rumi Forum has organized four fellowship opportunities to Thailand-Cambodia, Morocco, Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan, and Brazil for the spring of 2017. Currently applications are still open for Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan and Brazil.

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Rumi Forum Internship Program

We are always considering applications for our internship program (dates are flexible and negotiable) Eligibility: All undergraduate and master’s-level students and J.D. and Ph.D. candidates as well as recent graduates are eligible to apply. Application Process: In order to apply for a Rumi Forum Internship, please fill out this application form. You may send any supporting documents such as CVs, resumes etc to Please note that you need to fill out the application form first before sending any documents. Read More .

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Rumi Forum now accepts donation through a new service via Paypal. The Rumi Forum, a NGO that is a non-profit exempt organization under section 501 (C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code exists by way of contributions, donations and the volunteers that enable it to provide numerous services to better society at large. Your contributions are appreciated and play an important part in the Rumi Forum increasing social harmony and understanding.

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