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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rumi Forum kept busy during Ramadan with numerous Iftar Dinners

The Rumi Forum was very busy with numerous Ramadan Iftar Dinners during the fasting month. These dinners are organized to bring professionals, community leaders, families and individuals together in a spirit of hospitality and share in a meal in the tradition of Abraham and reflecting the words of Rumi - "come whoever you are.....come !".

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Pim Valkenberg as guest speaker at Rumi Forum Ramadan Dinner

An Ebru (water marbling) presentation

Guest speaker norwegian Ambassador, H.E. Wegger Chr. Strommen

Rumi Forum's President with Bishop Chane aduring the Iftar Dinner at Washington's National Cathedral

Invitation that was used to invite members of the wider American community to attend a community Ramadan Iftar Tent

Guests at the Ramadan Iftar Tent in Fairfax, Virginia
Emre Celik with US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton at the 2010
State Dept. Ramadan Iftar Dinner

Farah Pandith from the State Department with Emre Celik during the Rumi Forum Kentucky Ramadan Iftar Dinner

Amb. David Newton at the Annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner in Maryland
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