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Rumi Forum Podcast

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.

Aug 28, 2015

David Smock, who is the vice president, Governance, Law & Society and director of the Religion and Peacebuilding Center, explained how the program was first established and lead by Professor David Little in 1991 addressing religion, ethics, and human rights. The program’s initial focus was derived from the notion that...

Aug 27, 2015

Ambassador David Shinn talked about the activities of Gulen Movement in Africa on May 14 2014.

Ambassador Shinn touched on the implications of the multifaceted activities in Africa of the followers of Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, who has lived in rural Pennsylvania since 1999. In 2008, Foreign Policy...

Aug 27, 2015

Rumi Forum and the Institute for Islamic and Turkish Studies (IITS) held a panel on the role of community and faith leaders in countering radicalization on Sunday, April 12, 2015.

The Institute for Islamic and Turkish Studies and the Rumi Forum held a panel to discuss the role of community and faith leaders...