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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 28, 2011

The Rumi Forum presents “The Role of Haitian Civil Society in Conflict Prevention and Resolution” with Maria Jessop, Senior Program Officer, Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding, United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

In the lead up to Haiti’s November elections and the March run-off...

Apr 19, 2011

"Being Religious as Being Interreligious: Implications for Living One's Faith Today", with Dr. Peter C. Phan, Ignacio Ellacuría Chair of Catholic Social Thought, Department of Theology, Georgetown University

Dr. Phan’s presentation will discuss the challenges and opportunities of being a religious person today and...

Apr 8, 2011

The Rumi Forum presented “Fethullah Gulen’s Contribution to the Field of Conflict Analysis and Resolution”, with Karina Korostelina, Ph.D., Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University

Fethullah Gulen, the spirited advocate for peace, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, has stressed the...

Apr 8, 2011

The Rumi Forum presented The Same Thing Over and Over: How to Avoid Getting Stuck in Yesterday's Ideas, with Dr. Fredrick M. Hess, Resident Scholar & Director of Education Policy, American Enterprise Institute


We have witnessed decade after decade of hyped reforms found by decorated academics and bombastic...