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2014 Ramadan Iftar Series Rumi Forum continued the Ramadan iftar series tradition in 2014 by hosting various organizations and groups from media, think tanks, academia, government, embassies and NGOs at the Rumi Forum and with Turkish American families. 
#Rally4Refugees Rumi Forum and Embrace Relief is organizing a help campaign for Syrian Refugees with a goal of $15,000. The Syrian refugee crisis has already gone on too long. Your donation, in any dollar amount, will go far and is greatly needed!
Wrestling with Free Speech, Religious Freedom, and Democracy in Turkey: The Political Trials and Times of Fethullah Gulen Join us for a discussion with James C Harrington on his book, "Wrestling with Free Speech, Religious Freedom, and Democracy in Turkey: The Political Trials and Times of Fethullah Gulen" on May 29 at 6:30 pm.
Spain’s Contribution to Intercultural and Interreligious Dialog and Tolerance with Ambassador Belen Alfaro Spain's Ambassador at large to UN Alliance for Civilizations Mrs. Belen Alfaro will talk about Spain’s contribution to intercultural and interreligious dialog and tolerance on May 13, 2014 at 12 pm.  
"Love is a Verb" Washington DC Premiere-One Time Only Screening Please join us for the screening of a new documentary on the Gulen Movement with Director of the film Terry Spencer Hesser on May 19, 2014 at the Landmark Theatre in Washington DC.  
Hizmet in Africa: The Activities and Significance of the Gülen Movement with Ambassador David H Shinn Ambassador David Shinn talked about the activities of Gulen Movement in Africa on May 14 2014.
Youth Platform Awards Ceremony 2014 Rumi Forum and Gulen Institute jointly organized Youth Platform Award Ceremony in Washington DC on April 2-4 2014.
Socio-Economic Development and the Post-Election Situation in Bangladesh with Ambassador Akramul Qader Rumi Forum's upcoming Ambassadors Speaking Series highlighted Mr. Akramul Qader, Ambassador of Bangladesh on April 23, 2014. Alysaa Ayres moderated the talk, which was held at Rumi Forum's new offices located at 750 First St. NE Suite 1120 Washington DC 20002.

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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. Full Story
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2013 RUMI Peace and Awards

The Rumi Forum honored their 2013 RUMI Peace and Dialogue Award honorees last evening at the National Press Club Ballroom in Washington DC.
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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. Full Story

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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. Videos Pictures
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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Rally for Syrian Refugees

Rumi Forum and Embrace Relief is organizing a help campaign for Syrian Refugees with a goal of $15,000. The Syrian refugee crisis has already gone on too long. Your donation, in any dollar amount, will go far and is greatly needed!

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Hizmet Essay Contest 2014

The Hizmet Essay Contest is a contest series that encourages research on the Hizmet movement and Fethullah Gulen. The contest aims to motivate individuals to research the works of Fethullah Gulen and the activities of various Hizmet institutions locally and globally, with the purpose of addressing how the Hizmet movement contributes to the individual, the community, society and the world in general.

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Fethullah Gulen's Interview with BBC News

Fethullah Gulen was interviewed by BBC News recently.

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Fethullah Gulen's Recent Interview with the Wall Street Journal

Fethullah Gulen's recent interview with the Wall Street Journal on January 21 2014

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Honorary President

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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