Rumi Forum was founded in 1999 with the mission to foster interfaith dialogue and intercultural understanding. The Forum aims to stimulate exchange of opinions in order to advance culture of democracy, freedom of thought, human rights and peace. For over 20 years, the Forum provides a common platform for building relationships, mutual learning and information exchange among adherents of different faiths. Our work has a particular focus on pluralism, peacemaking, interfaith dialogue, intercultural understanding, social harmony and community cohesion.
For half a millennium Central Asia was the center of the
world, with a booming economy, vital urban life, and an
intellectual life that bridged antiquity and the Renaissance.
Because most of its scientists and thinkers wrote in Arabic it has
been generally assumed that they were Arabs, and the specifically