Rumi Forum's blog on Hizmet, Fethullah Gulen, peacebuilding, education and interfaith efforts.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

VIDEOS - Chicago Fethullah Gulen Conference

The Chicago Gulen Conference was very informative, as it brought together more than 20 scholars to discuss a transnational movement of volunteers dedicated to education and civic service.

The conference includes21 speakers across 7 panels, a summary after each panel and a Q&A session at the end of each panel. A description is below each video.

The opening remarks were by NBC5 Anchor woman, Alison Rosati, John Esposito, Georgetown University presented the keynote speech. Scholars and writers that took part include Cherif Bassiouni, Thomas Michel, Martin Marty, Carter Findley, Greg BartonRobert PapeJames HarringtonJon Pahl, Dick Simpson amongst numerous others

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Ori Soltes speaks on Historic Ottoman Exhibition - The Art of Living Together"

Come see how the Ottomans were able to cohesively and harmoniously live and provide sanctity to their minorities. In a first for Washington DC, Rumi Forum has organized re-prints of Ottoman Decrees regarding their Armenian, Jewish and Greek minorities dating back 550 years, also including documents and letters outlining the transatlantic relations between North America and the Ottoman state.A total of 25 documents are present in this exhibition. All re-prints of original documents from the Ottoman archives with both English and Turkish translation.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

TESTIMONIALS - Guests talk about their travels in Turkey (1)

Rumi Forum as part of its mission increase understanding of other cultures organizes trips to Turkey to visit various people and organizations. Upon their return some guests have written their thoughts and feelings.

Monday, June 13, 2011

VIDEO: The Role of Civil Society in Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution and Democratization

The Rumi Forum in collaboration with the Berkley Center at Georgetown University organized the conference on "The Role of Civil Society in Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution and Democratization"

Below are the youtube videos from the conference. At the bottom you will also find a link to the Q&A sessions for each panel.