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Rumi Forum, located in Washington DC, is a well-known nonprofit organization with the mission of fostering intercultural dialogue, promote tolerance and understanding, and strengthening democracy and global peace.

Rumi Forum, located in Washington DC, is a well-known nonprofit organization with the mission of fostering intercultural dialogue, promote tolerance and understanding, and strengthening democracy and global peace.
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Rumi Forum, located in Washington DC, is a well-known nonprofit organization with the mission of fostering intercultural dialogue, promote tolerance and understanding, and strengthening democracy and global peace.

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Challenges of Survival: Religious Minority Communities in a Secular Melting Pot Nation

1/30/2018
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The Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society of Washington along with the Rumi Forum presented this event that examined religious minority communities in America. January 21st, 2018 2:30 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. Temple Rodef Shalom 2100 Westmoreland Street Falls Church, VA 22043 America is rightfully celebrated for how it protects all religions. Yet our nation is not simply shaped by its religious freedom laws but also by a melting pot culture that has grown increasingly secular. For our...

Duration:00:47:41

Findings from Pew Research Center’s 2017 Survey of U.S. Muslims

1/23/2018
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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. Date: Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm (Reception) 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Main Event) Daniels Run Peace Church 3729 Old Lee Highway Fairfax, VA 22030 The early days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been an anxious time for many Muslim Americans, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. This new survey asked U.S....

Duration:00:33:55

American Muslims in 2017

1/23/2018
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On December 7th Meira Neggaz of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding joined us for a detailed presentation on American Muslims. Date: Thursday, December 7th Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Location: 11200 Waples Mill Rd. Suite 360 Fairfax, VA 22030 Who are American Muslims? What do they hold dear? What do they believe in? What are their concerns, their fears, their dreams? Who is my neighbor? This discussion aims to open up all of these questions, among others that you, your...

Duration:00:48:06

Peaceful Communities: Faiths for Social Justice

12/7/2017
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On October 19th Fairfax Presbyterian Church hosted the Rumi Forum for a discussion on social justice through the context of faith. We define social justice as a concept of fair and just relation between the individual and society and struggle over how to promote and achieve that perfect equality. There are various ways to approach social justice from embracing your community, to celebrating diversity, to listening more to others, adopting a politician, etc. For this event, however, we will...

Duration:01:01:10

Realizing the Civil Rights Dream: Diagnosing and Treating American Racism

11/15/2017
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We sat down with author Ken Bedell on October 11th to talk about his new book Realizing the Civil Rights Dream: Diagnosing and Treating American Racism. Book Synopsis: This book explains why America can realize the civil rights dream in the 21st century—if U.S. citizens take actions as individuals as well as work together for equality. It has been more than 53 years since Martin Luther King Jr. made his “I Have a Dream” speech. Why has the United States still not been able to make King’s...

Duration:00:56:19

A Discussion of God’s Compassion and Forgiveness

11/15/2017
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On Saturday, September 16th, 2017 we hosted an interfaith panel around the discussion of God’s Compassion and Forgiveness at the Ohr Kodesh Temple co-sponsored by the Beth El Congregation of Montgomery County. This program was part of the celebrations marking the start of Jewish High Holy Days held at Ohr Kodesh Temple in Chevy Chase. Every year on the Saturday night preceding Rosh Ha-Shanah, they have a late-night service called “Selichot” and this year we had an interfaith panel as part...

Duration:00:36:59

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: The Need for a Strategy

10/16/2017
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On September 6th, 2017 Radwan Ziadeh, a Syrian democracy, and human rights advocate joined us for a presentation on Syrian refugees. The Syrian Refugee Crisis: The Need for a Strategy Date: Wednesday, September, 6th Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Location: 11200 Waples Mill Rd. Suite 360 Fairfax, VA 22030 Throughout its internal conflict the “Syria issue” has become more and more complex with issues such as refugees, regional interventions, terrorism, etc. pushing any country, including...

Duration:00:37:00

Communities Together for Civil Rights and Liberties

10/16/2017
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The Rumi Forum hosted a community panel event on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 that involved an engaging discussion on civil rights and liberties. Rumi Forum Presents Communities Together for Civil Rights and Liberties Thursday, April 6th, 2017 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m Busboys and Poets (Brookland) 625 Monroe St NE Washington, DC 20017 “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Ben Franklin for the Pennsylvania...

Duration:00:45:54

Women of Faith’s Contribution to Society: Role Models from History

10/16/2017
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The Rumi Forum hosted a panel event at Temple B’nai Shalom for a presentation on women of faith and their contribution to society. On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 Date & Time: May 3rd, 2017 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Venue: Temple B’nai Shalom 7612 Old Ox Road Fairfax Station, VA 22039 The Rumi Forum organized an event highlighting the experiences of women in the three Abrahamic faith traditions. The event featured a panel discussion followed by a question and answer session where audience...

Duration:00:27:49

Interfaith Musical Event for Peace and Harmony

9/5/2017
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On Monday, February 27th Rumi Forum hosted an interfaith musical event featuring performances by Hinda Labovitz, Dave Anderson, Rana Shieh. Performers Hinda Labovitz, Dave Anderson, Rana Shieh Date: Monday, February 27th, 2017 630 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax 2709 Hunter Mill Rd, Oakton, VA 22124 This was an open and inviting event meant to bring together people of diverse beliefs and backgrounds to express faith through music. Nothing is so...

Duration:01:13:37

“Refugee and Immigration Policy” with Alex Nowrasteh

8/15/2017
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Alex Nowrasteh of the CATO Institute joined us Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 for a discussion on refugee and immigration policy. Alex Nowrasteh is an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. His popular publications have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, and elsewhere. His academic publications have appeared in the Journal of Economic Behavior...

Duration:00:35:25

Spirituality: Key to Future Inter-religious Relations with Professor Leo Lefebure

8/8/2017
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Dr. Lefebure will be presenting on his recent work regarding spirituality and how he believes it is the key to future inter-religious relations. The significance of inter-religious relationships is that they challenge our held perspectives, allowing us to see not only our fellow human in a different light but the world. Dr. Lefebure takes on the challenge and benefits of fostering inter-religious relations through a Catholic lens. Catholic stages of spirituality he presents can be used...

Duration:00:40:56

Welcoming the Stranger: Refugees and Immigrants in Our Midst

4/10/2017
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On February 25, 2016, the Rumi Forum hosted an Abrahamic Discussion Series panel on the issue of “Welcoming The Stranger: Refugees and Immigrants in Our Midst.” Naseem Rizvi, Dr. Patricia Maloof, Rabbi Gerry Serotta and Sandra Chisholm discussed the issue from the viewpoint of Abrahamic traditions. Naseem Rizvi has numerous years of experience in the field of International Affairs as well as in the non-profit sector. Rizvi obtained her master’s degree in International Affairs at the...

Duration:01:07:45

Abrahamic Discussion Series-Religious Freedoms and Minority Rights

3/6/2017
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On April 6, 2016, the Rumi Forum held a discussion concerning religious freedom and minority rights with a distinguished Abrahamic panel that included Rev. Dr. Larry Buxton, Rabia Chaudry, and Rabbi Bruce Kahn.

Duration:01:08:03

Abrahamic Discussion: Women’s Leadership in Peacebuilding and Social Harmony

3/6/2017
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Yeha Hwang, Dr. Sahar Khamis, Rabbi Deborah Reichmann and Karina V. Korostelina joined the Rumi Forum for a panel discussion on the contribution of women of faith to society in peacebuilding and social harmony. September 29, 2016, at 6:30 PM at the IITS Mosque in Fairfax, VA.

Duration:01:11:49

Religion and Democracy in Abrahamic Faiths

2/27/2017
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Rumi Forum held an interfaith panel on “Religion and Democracy” on October 26, 2016.

Duration:00:48:38

NOVA Region Responds to Syrian Refugee Crises

2/27/2017
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On Marth 29, 2016, the Rumi Forum hosted a talk by a panel of county officials from Norther Virginia area on their recent trip to Turkey to deliver aid to Syrian refugees on March 29, 2016. They shared their impressions and their work with the refugees.

Duration:01:00:34

Immigration Data on Demand (iDod) with Justin Lowry

2/27/2017
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On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 the Rumi Forum hosted Justin Lowry Justin Lowry of George Mason University's Institute for Immigration Research for a presentation on the economic impact of immigrants.

Duration:00:27:23