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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.

Jan 30, 2018

The Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society of Washington along with the Rumi Forum presented this event that examined religious minority communities in America. 

January 21st, 2018 
2:30 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street
Falls Church, VA 22043


America is rightfully celebrated for how it protects all religions. Yet our nation is not simply shaped by its religious freedom laws but also by a melting pot culture that has grown increasingly secular. For our minority religions, the desire to assimilate into that culture has become more of a threat with each successive generation. Come hear members of the Muslim, Jewish and Sikh communities reflect on these potentially existential challenges to the survival of their communities on these shores.  


Nisa Muhammad 
Assistant Dean for Religious Life at Howard University

Gagan Narang
Director- Organizational Development and Learning at Public Company Accounting Oversight (PCAOB)

Dr. Ira Weiss
A scholar who frequently lectures on Palestinian-Israel relations