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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.

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 importance of positive perception and understanding between the Muslim and non-Muslim population. In his speeches and writings he has pointed out the negativity of the images of the other in this complex relationship and proposed dialogue as a method of achieving peace and tolerance. Prof. Korostelina analyzes the role of negative perception in the development of conflict between Muslim and non-Muslim groups and proposes the tools of conflict resolution and peace building. Prof. Korostelina considers dialogue as a tool for the development of peaceful co-existence between Muslim and non-Muslim groups in a secular context.