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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 27, 2013

To advance human rights and human development, international institutions and different academic disciplines give high priority to gender equality. It is a sine qua non, essential and central to a cherished vision of a decent society. Yet too often religious communities and leaders are seen as tepid in their support,...


Mar 19, 2013

On January 7, 2013 the new Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States, Kairat Umarov, arrived in Washington D.C. Upon his arrival at Dulles International Airport, he was greeted by State Department officials.

Dr. Umarov was appointed as the Ambassador by the President of Kazakhstan on Jan 4, 2013. He is one of...


Mar 19, 2013

Ebrahim Rasool has a long history of involvement in the anti-apartheid struggle starting at High School and including leadership in the United Democratic Front (UDF) and the African National Congress (ANC). He has had to make sacrifices like spending time in prison and being under house arrest.

His social and political...


Mar 18, 2013

The Caucasus is Turkey's corridor to the Turkic states of Central Asia, and a corridor for growing trade in both energy and goods, given substantial new transport infrastructure. But as the 2008 Russian-Georgian war and the escalating tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan show, it is also a region fraught...