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Public interfaith dialogue series begins at CNU Monday

First discussion will focus on "Religion and Social Justice"

NEWPORT NEWS — An interfaith dialogue series co-sponsored by Christopher Newport University begins on campus Monday evening. It is free and open to the public. The first panel discussion, "Religion and Social Justice," will explore how faiths including Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism approach issues such as poverty, women's rights and racial equality.

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CNSNews : State Department Uses Facebook to Fight ‘Against Hate’ and ‘Stop Bigotry’

Farah-PardithFarah Pardith, special representative to Muslim communities for the U.S. Department of State, said on Nov. 22, 2011 that she wants to recruit youth around the world to stop hate.

Hannah Rosenthal, special envoy and head of the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism for the U.S. Department of State, spoke on Nov. 22, 2011 at the Rumi Forum in Washington, D.C.

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Toward a culture of coexistence


ABUJA, NIGERIA -- I am currently attending a conference titled “Establishing a Culture of Coexistence and Mutual Understanding.” As the conference organizers rightly underline, Nigeria is an important and relevant place for this conference not only because of its cultural, linguistic, ethnic and religious diversity, but also because it is where volunteers of the Hizmet movement inspired by Fethullah Gülen's ideas have established 16 schools, a university and a hospital.

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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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International Conference: The Gulen Movement: Paradigms, Projects, and Aspirations.


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. Journalists who report about the suppression of human rights are not enemies of the state; rather they are documenting the actions of those who undermine the safeguards of a democratic Turkey.

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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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Blanket Drive for Syrian Refugees

2014_ATFA-Rumi_Forum_Gala_Dinner_for_Syrian_Refugees-United_for_humanity-embrace-relief-checkRumi Forum partnered with American Turkish Friendship Association for a blanket drive to help Syrian Refugees currently seeking shelter in Southern Turkey.

25000 blankets and $100000 was collected as a result. For more information click here.

Hizmet Studies Review

hizmet-reviewWe are happy to announce the launch of Hizmet Studies Review by Gülen Chair for Intercultural Studies at the department of Anthropology at KU Leuven in Belgium.



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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

Fellowships_Turkey_main_thumbRumi 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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