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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.

May 30, 2012

From the heartland of Islam arise poems of fiery love and peace, composed by a modern-day female poet descended from a long line of Meccan (from Mecca) scholars. Reflecting the pulsing, indivisible bridge of the works of great Sufi mystics and poets to modern times, these spiritual pieces recall the beloved works of...


May 24, 2012

The United States has been involved with conflicts throughout the first decade of this century, both directly and indirectly. But in almost every case, it has relied to some degree on its own conflict management center, the United States Institute of Peace, to help save lives, enhance the U.S. government’s ability to...


May 24, 2012

Growing up in materialistic 1980s Los Angeles, Ariel Sabar wanted nothing to do with his father.

Yona Sabar was an esteemed professor at UCLA and is one of the world’s foremost experts on the ancient language of Aramaic. But Ariel saw him as a stone-age relic, a walking fashion tragedy who couldn’t get his clothes...


May 17, 2012

Growing up in materialistic 1980s Los Angeles, Ariel Sabar wanted nothing to do with his father. Yona Sabar was an esteemed professor at UCLA and is one of the world’s foremost experts on the ancient language of Aramaic. But Ariel saw him as a stone-age relic, a walking fashion tragedy who couldn’t get his clothes...