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"Rumi’s Influence on South Asian Sufism" with Dr. Hasan Aziz Dr. Hasan Aziz spoke on Rumi's influence on South Asian Sufism on Friday, April 17.
International Festival of Language and Culture Join us for the International Festival of Language and Culture to celebrate the beautiful colors of the world with delightful performences on April 26 (The Ellipse Park) and April 28 (Warner Theatre, DC).
Panel: Community and Faith Leaders' Role in Countering Radicalization Rumi Forum and IITS held a panel on the role of community and faith leaders in countering radicalization on Sunday, April 12, 2015.
LUNCHEON Latest Trends in Global Religious Restrictions On March 31st, 2015 Peter Henne of the Pew Research Center presented the Global Religious Restrictions report's findings on the trends of global religious restrictions. Paul Marshall of the Hudson Institute joined him for an engaging disussion on the significance of the report.
Moderation and National Integration in Malaysia with Ambassador Awang Adek Ambassador Awang Adek will talk about "Moderation and National Integration in Malaysia" on March 11, 2015.
Cross-Cultural Dialogue on the Virtues: The Contribution of Fethullah Gulen Trudy Conway talked about the virtues based approach of Fethullah Gulen in dialogue on February 4, 2015.
Where is Turkey Headed? Rainer Hermann presented his recent book "Where is Turkey Headed?: Culture Battles in Turkey" at the Rumi Forum. Turkey's domestic politics and foreign policy was covered during his talk.
Rumi Forum Fellowship Program 2015 Rumi Forum is inviting eligible individuals on a study fellowship that incorporates a trip to Turkey with the mission of exploring social, economic, cultural, security and political issues in Turkey and the wider region May-June 2015.

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WHITE HOUSE: Celebrating Interfaith Collaboration with the Rumi Forum

The Rumi Forum honored their 2011 RUMI Peace and Dialogue Award honorees last evening at the National Press Club Ballroom in Washington DC. Read More
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2014 RUMI Peace and Dialogue Awards

The Rumi Forum honored their 2014 RUMI Peace and Dialogue Award honorees on October 30 at the National Press Club Ballroom in Washington DC. Read More
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Rumi Forum assisted with organizing the first Eid reception at the White House on October 14, 2014.Read More
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International Symposium on Peace-building and Hizmet/Gulen Movement

Rumi Forum, Peacebuilding and Development Center at the American University, Mount St Mary's University and the Woodstock Theological Center at the Georgetown University held an international symposium on the Hizmet Movement and peacebuilding, in Washington, DC, on October 25-26, 2013. Read More

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9/11 Commemoration Series 2011

The Rumi Forum with various partners organized numerous 9/11 commemoration events through out Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky.
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Rumi Forum, Peacebuilding and Development Center at the American University, Mount St Mary's University and the Woodstock Theological Center at the Georgetown University held an international symposium on the Hizmet Movement and peacebuilding, in Washington, DC, on October 25-26, 2013.Rumi Forum, Peacebuilding and Development Center at the American University, Mount St Mary's University and the Woodstock Theological Center at the Georgetown University held an international symposium on the Hizmet Movement and peacebuilding, in Washington, DC, on October 25-26, 2013. Full Story
 
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Fethullah Gülen: Inspirer of Multi-disciplinary Studies

"The work of Gülen's followers in Turkey shows that Islam—as taught by Gülen—seeks tolerance, not conflict; it aims for a better society, not political power; and it manifests itself in prayer and concrete local action.""As early as the eighteenth century, Goethe knew that the East and the West were inseparable. However, today's society has not been able to fulfill Goethe's dream, although plenty of time has passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Societies remain trapped in prejudices and stereotypes that strengthen the view of a separate East and West. European enlargement has made this even more pronounced and ...

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The Gülen Community: a Dynamic Muslim Movement of Peace and Dialogue

The topic that I want to address today is the movement associated with the name of the modern Muslim scholar, Fethullah Gülen. I suspect that as recently as 10-15 years ago, most of us had never heard the name of Mr. Gülen nor of the predominantly group of young Muslims who make up that community. Yet today, the community has over 600 schools, so-called "Gulen Schools", including six universities, and operates in over 100 countries. In addition to their schools, they are the main inspiration behind dialogue institutes such as ...

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Fethullah Gülen as Educator

The topic that I chose for this paper is that of Fethullah Gülen as an educator. I must confess at the outset that I have arrived at the topic of my talk backwards. Rather than having studied the writings of Fethullah Gülen on education and pedagogy and then tried to see, in what might be called a deductive approach, how he has put these principles into practice, I have instead come to know first the educational institutions conducted by participants of the movement led by Mr. Gulen. This has led ...

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The Contribution of Interfaith Dialogue to Peace Building

To further its pursuits of interreligious dialogue, the Gulen movement has created the Intercultural Dialogue Platform as a project of the movement’s Istanbul-based Writers and Journalists Foundation. The IDP has been particularly active in sponsoring and organizing “Abrahamic” dialogues with high-ranking representatives of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The Gülen movement also organizes associations for the promotion of interreligious activities at the local and regional level, such as the Cosmicus Foundation in the Netherlands, the Australian Intercultural Society in Melbourne, the Friede-Institut für Dialogue in Vienna, the Interfaith Dialog Center of ...

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Foreword to the book: Toward a Global Civilization of Love and Tolerance

I can cite my own case as an example. I am a Catholic priest, an American living in Rome. I have known the members of the movement associated with Fethullah Gülen for more than a decade, and I can state that they are sincerely and impressively living the teachings of their spiritual guide. They respectfully call Mr. Fethullah Gülen “Hoca Efendi,” which simply means “Teacher.” The lessons in this book, derived from the Qur’an and Islamic tradition, form and shape the attitudes by which these Muslims practice their Islamic ...

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Fethullah Gulen Awarded 2015 Gandhi King Ikeda Peace Award

ikeda-ghandi-gulenMartin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College awarded its prestigious 2015 Gandhi King Ikeda Peace Award to Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen in recognition of his life-long dedication to promoting peace and human rights. The chapel has been giving a community builders prize and a peace award since 2001. Past recipients of these awards include leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, Andrew Young and Archbishop Desmund M. Tutu.

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International Festival of Language and Culture

FESTIVALJoin us for the International Festival of Language and Culture to celebrate the beautiful colors of the world with delightful performences on April 28.

 

 

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AFSV Statement on Chapel Hill Shootings

The Alliance for Shared Values strongly condemns the slaying of the three Muslim students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  It is heartbreaking to see the loss of young, innocent lives and to see the assault on peace and tolerance we so cherish in the U.S. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased.

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Fethullah Gulen's Oped in New York Times: Turkey's Eroding Democracy

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Turkey’s current leaders seem to claim an absolute mandate by virtue of winning elections. But victory doesn’t grant them permission to ignore the Constitution or suppress dissent, especially when election victories are built on crony capitalism and media subservience.

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Fethullah Gulen's Interview with the German Newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung

 

Fethullah Gulen gave an interview to the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung in December 2014. See full interview here
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Rumi Forum Condemns the Attack on the French Magazine Charlie Hebdo

The Rumi Forum condemns, in the strongest terms, the heinous attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead and several others injured.

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Statement on Arrested Journalists in Turkey

The raids on Turkey’s top selling newspaper Zaman and prominent TV organization STV are profoundly disturbing to all of us who value democracy, tolerance and the role of a free press in safeguarding both.

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Fethullah Gulen Statement on ISIS

I deplore the brutal atrocities being committed by the ISIS terrorist group hiding behind a false religious rhetoric and join the people of conscience from around the world in calling for these perpetrators to immediately cease their cruel and inhuman acts.

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Fethullah Gulen Fethullah Gulen is regarded as the founder and inspirer of the global social movement known as the Hizmet (Service) Movement, more popularly known as the Gulen Movement.

 

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Fethullah Gulen Awarded 2015 Gandhi King Ikeda Peace Award
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Atlanta, April 9, 2015 – Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College awarded its prestigious 2015 Gandhi King Ikeda Peace...

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