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Rumi Forum Podcast

Rumi Forum was founded in 1999 with the mission to foster intercultural dialogue, stimulate thinking and exchange of opinions on supporting and fostering democracy and peace and to provide a common platform for education and information exchange. The Forum contributes to this ultimate aim by means of conferences, panel discussions, community engagement, luncheons, publications and other activities. In particular the forum has an interest in issues regarding pluralism, peace building and conflict resolution, intercultural and interfaith dialogue, social harmony and justice, civil rights and community cohesion.

Aug 15, 2017

Alex Nowrasteh of the CATO Institute joined us Tuesday,  April 11th, 2017 for a discussion on refugee and immigration policy.

Alex Nowrasteh is an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. His popular publications have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today,...


Aug 8, 2017

Dr. Lefebure will be presenting on his recent work regarding spirituality and how he believes it is the key to future inter-religious relations.

The significance of inter-religious relationships is that they challenge our held perspectives, allowing us to see not only our fellow human in a different light but the...


Apr 11, 2017

On February 25, 2016, the Rumi Forum hosted an Abrahamic Discussion Series panel on the issue of “Welcoming The Stranger: Refugees and Immigrants in Our Midst.”

Naseem Rizvi, Dr. Patricia Maloof, Rabbi Gerry Serotta and Sandra Chisholm discussed the issue from the viewpoint of Abrahamic traditions.

Naseem Rizvi has...


Mar 6, 2017

On April 6, 2016, the Rumi Forum held a discussion concerning religious freedom and minority rights with a distinguished Abrahamic panel that included Rev. Dr. Larry Buxton, Rabia Chaudry, and Rabbi Bruce Kahn.


Mar 6, 2017

Yeha Hwang, Dr. Sahar Khamis, Rabbi Deborah Reichmann and Karina V. Korostelina joined the Rumi Forum for a panel discussion on the contribution of women of faith to society in peacebuilding and social harmony. September 29, 2016, at 6:30 PM at the IITS Mosque in Fairfax, VA.