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WHITE HOUSE: Celebrating Interfaith Collaboration with the Rumi Forum

White HouseThe Rumi Forum honored their 2011 RUMI Peace and Dialogue Award honorees last evening at the National Press Club Ballroom in Washington DC. The 2011 RUMI Awards gala honored extraordinary individuals and organizations who have greatly contributed their time, energy, leadership and dedication to the cause of dialogue, peace, community service and understanding.

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Rumi Forum bestows peace and dialogue awards

Rumi Forum 2011 awardsThe prestigious Rumi Forum awards were presented to people who contributed in peace and dialogue initiatives in advancing interfaith cooperation in the US.

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Kentucky Chapter commemorates 9/11 Victims

Illinois SenateLocal fire, police officials reflect on 9/11

The UK chapter of the Rumi Forum invited local public safety officials to the Hilary J. Boone center Wednesday for a special 9/11 tribute.

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Interfaith dialog advocated at iftar dinner in Washington

Illinois SenateThe Rumi Forum and the Turkic American Alliance (TAA) of Washington, D.C., organizations in the Washington metropolitan area promoting interfaith dialog and peace, organized the Annual Intercultural İftar Dinner.


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Gulen Institute Honor World Youth in Washington DC

Ebru NewsIn the first year since the Gulen Institute Youth Platform launched its international essay contest, it has succeeded in attracting entries from students all over the world.

More than 600 students from 53 countries and 35 states in the U.S. sent in their essays.

The topic: “The use of military means as a solution to today’s international and national political issues: Diplomacy or war, democracy or military coup?”

The Gulen Institute along with the Rumi Forum in Washington, D.C. invited winners of the essay contest on a 4-day excursion to Washington, D.C. between April 4th and April 8th.

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Kentucky Kernel: Intercultural Dialogue Organization shows love

Kentucky KernelFor decades, many organizations at UK have focused on reaching out to the student population by promoting positive missions throughout the school year.

In 2006, the Intercultural Dialogue Organization has been successful with their mission to promote respect and love toward all cultures, backgrounds and religions.

The organization was founded by Mehmet Saracoglu, a graduate research assistant in the mining engineering departing, with the help from Peter Berres, a former professor in the College of Health Science.

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Today's Zaman: Rumi Forum’s annual awards honor education and peace initiatives

Todays ZamanThe Rumi Forum, an international organization promoting interfaith dialogue and peace, presented awards celebrating peace and dialogue initiatives by local Maryland officials at their annual Peace and Dialogue Awards ceremony on the weekend.

Highlighting the importance of education and intercultural and interfaith dialog towards building sustainable peace, the awards ceremony this year focused on honoring those officials in Maryland who utilized education and interfaith dialog to promote peace.

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Senate of the State of Texas recognizes Fethullah Gulen

fethullah-gulen-texasSENATE RESOLUTION NO. 85

WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to recognize Fethullah Gülen for his ongoing and inspirational contributions to the promotion of global peace and understanding; and

WHEREAS, A Turkish scholar, author, poet, preacher, and educational activist, Fethullah Gülen has inspired a worldwide social movement that promotes humanistic values and service and is known as the Hizmet Movement or the Gülen Movement; and

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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


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






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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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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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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