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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.

Mar 22, 2012

With the media hacking scandals on both sides of the Atlantic, raising serious questions about global ethical standards in journalism, Simon Cohen, from the UK, explores a new paradigm of communications, and challenges the conventional wisdom that good news doesn't sell. He points to a new, humanizing model...


Mar 21, 2012

How should the United States deal with the jihadist challenge and other religious imperatives that permeate today's geopolitical landscape? Religion, Terror, and Error: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement argues that what is required is a longer‐term strategy of cultural engagement, backed by...


Mar 13, 2012

Considerable effort has been devoted to understanding the process of violent Islamist radicalization, but far less research has explored the equally important process of deradicalization, or how individuals or groups abandon extremist groups and ideologies. Proactive measures to prevent vulnerable individuals...


Mar 12, 2012

Ambassador Chamberlin begins with giving her perspective on 9/11 and how she interacted with president Mosharaf in that era. She believes “Mosharaf saw domestic terrorism as the number one obstacle to developing Pakistan; that Pakistan was the victim of internal terrorism, and he would never be able to break...


Mar 12, 2012

Tom Block spoke on his forthcoming book, "Shalom/Salaam: A Story of a Mystical Fraternity" (Fons Vitae Publisher, Louisville, KY, 2010) , which traces the virtually unknown story of Islamic mystical influence on the development of Jewish mysticism for over 1000 years. Mr. Block's introduced this story, exploring how...