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"Jesus in Islam" with Dr. Zeki Saritoprak Join us for a talk with Dr Zeki Saritoprak on Jesus in Islam at the Georgetown University on October 30, 2014.
Rumi Forum Assists with the First White House Eid Reception Rumi Forum assisted with organizing the first Eid reception at the White House on October 14, 2014.
The “Other” in Fethullah Gülen’s Thought: Complementary Theological and Secular Perspectives Hakan Yesilova will talk about how Gulen's thought regarding the "other" contributes to our societies and overall human life. Tuesday, October 21, 2014. REGISTER
Love is a Verb Movie Screening Join us for the screening of the movie "Love is a Verb" at the Avalon Theatre on October 14, 2014. Register Here.    
Fethullah Gulen's Statement on ISIS Appears in New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune and LA Times Fethullah Gulen's condemning message about ISIS is published in Washington Post, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal and LA Times on September 17, 2014.  
Religious Peacebuilding: The Approach of the U.S. Institute of Peace USIP's David Smock, Susan Hayward and Palwasaha Kakar talked on religious peacebuilding on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Marc Gopin moderated.
Turkey's Current Challenges in Foreign Policy & Domestic Issues with Dr. Ihsan Yilmaz Ihsan Yilmaz will talk about challenges to civil society, press freedom, freedom of speech and pluralistic democracy in the aftermath of the August presidential elections on Thursday, September 4,2014.
Annual Eid (Bayram) Lunch 2014 Rumi Forum organized a lunch in celebration of the Eid on August 4, 2014. Distinguished guests from think tanks, academia, media, government and embassies attended the program.    

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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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2013 RUMI Peace and Awards

The Rumi Forum honored their 2013 RUMI Peace and Dialogue Award honorees on October 24 at the National Press Club Ballroom in Washington DC. 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 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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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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Rumi Forum Fellowship Program 2015

Rumi Forum is inviting PhD candidates and those who have recently completed there doctorates in social sciences for a studyfellowship that incorporates a trip to Turkey with the mission of exploring social, economic, cultural, security and political issues in Turkey and the wider region during 2015.

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Fethullah Gulen's Interview with BBC News

Fethullah Gulen was interviewed by BBC News recently.

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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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