Rumi Forum was founded in 1999 with the mission to foster interfaith and intercultural dialogue, stimulate thinking and exchange of opinions on supporting and fostering democracy and peace all over the world and to provide a common platform for education and information exchange. The principal goal of the Rumi Forum is to promote peace in the world and contribute to a peaceful coexistence of the adherents of different faiths, cultures, ethnicities and races.
Commensurate with its mission, the Forum takes its name from the 13th. Century Sufi philosopher-poet Mawlana Jalaladdin Rumi, whose reach embraced all humanity as personified by his message, "Come, whoever you are, come..." It welcomes everyone who has a desire to explore 'the other' in the spirit of mutual respect and tolerance.
Like Rumi, Fethullah Gulen, a world renown scholar, thinker and activist, has throughout his life encouraged coming together of people and ideas to help overcome ignorance, prejudice and misunderstanding. Fethullah Gulen has met the late Pope John II, the Greek Orthodox Bartholomew, the Chief Rabbi of Israel, and Armenian Patriarch among many other spiritual leaders, and is a role model for dialogue.
Through the inspiration of Fethullah Gulen, the Rumi Forum endeavors to contribute a sustainable peaceful coexistence amongst all communities of the world.
Source: Rumi Forum