On April 24th 2009, Haydar Hatemi, one of the world`s well-known miniature painters and tezhip artists, opened his new exhibition: "Istanbul-Istanbul" with the support of Rumi Forum (Washignton, DC) and University of Kentucky Interfatih Dialogue Organization (IDO). The exhibition was held at the Headley-Whitney Museum (a Smithsonian affiliated museum), in Lexington, Kentucky and featured paintings of the landscape and people’s everyday life from the Ottoman era, as well as the portraits of the 36 Sultans.
As a part of Cultural Diversity Festival and Islamic Awareness Week, the University of Kentucky's Catholic Studies Department and Interfaith Dialogue Organization (IDO) Rumi Forum hosted a lecture by Dr. Sidney Griffith on "The Qur`an in Christian Thought" on Thursday, Feb. 25th, in the W.T. Young Library Auditorium with the support of Rumi Forum (Washington, DC).
The University of Kentucky Interfaith Dialogue Organization (IDO) and Rumi Forum (Washington, D.C.), with the support of Student Government, Office of Institutional Diversity, Office of Student Affairs, Office of the Provost, Office of International Affairs and MLK Jr. Cultural Center, sponsored the 4th Annual Dialogue Dinner on Monday, November 9, 2009 in the Boone Center, underlining the importance of mutual understanding and Gulen Movement`s educational initiatives.
The University of Kentucky Interfaith Dialogue Organization (IDO) and Rumi Forum (Washington, D.C.), with the support of Student Government, sponsored a Christian–Muslim Dialogue Event: "A Common Word", on Monday, March 23, 2009 in the William T. Young Library Auditorium.
The University of Kentucky Interfaith Dialogue Organization (IDO) and Rumi Forum (Washington, D.C.), with the support of Student Government, Office of Student Affairs, Office of International Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School, sponsored a Jewish–Muslim Dialogue Event: "Problems and Possibilities", on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 in the William T. Young Library Auditorium.
The University of Kentucky Interfaith Dialogue Organization (IDO) and Rumi Forum (Washington, D.C.), with the support of Student Government, Office of Student Affairs, Office of the Provost, Office of International Affairs and MLK Jr. Cultural Center, sponsored the 3rd Annual Dialogue Dinner with the theme "Diversity, Unity and Community", on Monday, November 17, 2008 in the Boone Center.
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.
Fethullah Gulen was interviewed by BBC News recently.
Fethullah Gulen's recent interview with the Wall Street Journal on January 21 2014
We pay tribute to the honorable life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, who devoted himself to the principles of peace, democracy, social justice and equality. Faced with extraordinary challenges and adversity, he chose reconciliation over retaliation and, in doing so, set an example of living a more noble life. As we remember the lessons and wisdom of Mandela, we must reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of all humans, and to our shared values of peace, mutual understanding and respect through open dialogue.
Our hearts and our prayers are with the Mandela family and the people of South Africa on the passing of their beloved Madiba. We at the Rumi Forum, and the world, will remember Nelson Mandela as one of history's most luminous beacons of hope and amazing courage, as one who struggled for peace and justice for all human beings.
Written by Jamie Tarabay
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
We were delighted to hear today that Mr. Fethullah Gulen, an inspiration for many of our volunteers and donors, was named as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2013.
Being named on the TIME100 list is recognition we see befitting of Mr. Gulen, who has dedicated his life to interfaith tolerance and peaceful coexistence with people of all faiths and backgrounds. His reinterpretation of aspects of Islamic tradition not only meets the needs of contemporary Muslims, but also inspires millions in Turkey and around the world to promote community service, intercultural dialogue and education.
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