Challenges of Survival: Religious Minority Communities in a Secular Melting Pot Nation
The Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society of Washington along with the Rumi Forum presented this event that examined religious minority communities in America at Temple Rodef Shalom on January 21st.
Maine Girls Film Screening
On January 21st the Rumi Forum in partnership with Little River United Church of Christ (LRUCC) and the creators of the Maine Girls documentary proudly presented a screening of the film Maine Girls.
Findings from Pew Research Center’s 2017 Survey of U.S. Muslims
Senior Researcher Besheer Mohamed of the Pew Research Center joined the Rumi Forum for a presentation on a survey of U.S. Muslims on January 16th.
Interfaith Epiphany Dinner
On January 11th the Rumi Forum partnered with the Washington National Cathedral to host an interfaith epiphany dinner.
Responding to Hatred and Extremism: Solutions from Faith Traditions
On January 10th we explored solutions derived from Abrahamic faith traditions in order to respond to hatred and extremism at the National City Christian Church in Washington, DC.
American Muslims in 2017
On December 7th Meira Neggaz of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding joined us for a detailed presentation on American Muslims.
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Voices of the Heart: Forgiveness
Join us on Friday, March 2nd at 7:00 p.m. as we start our new small discussion series: Voices of the Heart. The first topic we will discuss will be centered around forgiveness. All are welcome!
Jews—A Success Story: How a Minority Survived Centuries of Persecution and Thrived in the Modern West
Join the Rumi Forum on March 15th for a discussion with Department Chair of Religion at George Washington University, Robert Eisen on Jews and how they have survived centuries of persecution and thrived in the West.
Challenges to Christianity in America: Lessons for Other Faith Communities
Join us March 22nd at the Westminster Church in Washington, D.C. as we discuss what the challenges are that Christianity faces in a 21st century America.
Welcoming the Stranger: How can Faith and Democracy Work Together?
Join us April 19th at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church as we explore in depth faith and democracy, and how they are compatible in today’s society.
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New Books & Articles
A Muslim Sage Among Peers: Fethullah Gulen in Dialogue with Christians
This volume puts Fethullah Gulen and the Hizmet movement in dialogue with Christian theologians, philosophers and organizations concerning areas of shared interest. The Christian voices represented in these constructed dialogues are diverse: contemporary and historical, Catholic and Protestant, theological and pragmatic. While all of the essays explore overlaps and similarities between Gulen and these dialogue partners, they also bring to the surface differences and critical assessments. The result is a multi-faceted conversation that invites us all into deeper levels of historical and theological imagination, self-reflection, and collaborative service.
I See No Difference
Author Zuleyha B. Ozturk presents her case on why diversity in society is important. Having the ability to see the differences between cultures, races, genders, religions, etc., provides a new perspective to one’s perception of humanity’s complexities. As a result of this widened perspective of a colorful world, she proposes, you will see more similarities than differences in your world.
In A Different Light
In his article, author Lawrence Brazier writes to make faith a matter of reason, because reason (as mystics claim) is not necessarily a matter of thought. He presents the case of how to see 'the other' in a different perspective than the methods we are used to and to have patience, trust and sincere submission in the grace of God.
Rumi Forum Internship Program
We are always considering applications for our internship
program (dates are flexible and negotiable) Eligibility: All undergraduate and graduate students, 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
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that you need to fill out the application form first before sending any documents.
DONATE TO RUMI FORUM
The Rumi Forum of Washington, D.C. is an non-profit exempt organization under section 501 (C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The dedicated interfaith organization exists by way of contributions and donations that enable it to provide numerous community services in order to promote peace and the betterment of society at large. Now, you have the opportunity to expand your donation by becoming one of our sustaining donators! Kindly consider giving $5, $10, $20, $50 or even $100 a month. Your contributions are greatly appreciated and play an important part in the Rumi Forum increasing social harmony and
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