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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.

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.


Feb 27, 2017

Rumi Forum held an interfaith panel on “Religion and Democracy” on October 26, 2016.


Feb 27, 2017

On Marth 29, 2016, the Rumi Forum hosted a talk by a panel of county officials from Norther Virginia area on their recent trip to Turkey to deliver aid to Syrian refugees on March 29, 2016. They shared their impressions and their work with the refugees.