UD Rumi Forum proudly presents the screening of the documentary film Out of Cordoba.

Event: Movie Screening: Out of Cordoba

When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 between 6:00-7:30 PM
Where:Kirkbride Hall Room 006
Cost: Free
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Out of Cordoba is an award-winning documentary film directed by Jacob Bender, executive director of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). The film explores the dramatic lives of Averroes the Muslim and Moses Maimonides the Jew, the two leading thinkers to emerge from the city Cordoba in Islamic Spain and its heritage of "Convivencia" (Religious Coexistence). This documentary filmed in the USA, Spain, Morocco, France, Italy, Egypt, Israel and Palestine, and 10 years in the making, the film also explores contemporary relations between muslims, jews and christians, the struggle against religious extremism and violence, the revolts for human rights in the middle east and for peace and justice in Israel and Palestine. The film has been screened over 150 times at different universities, film festivals, mosques, churches, and synagogues around the world, including a special screening at United Nations Headquarters. Out of Cordoba is a powerful plea for greater interfaith understanding in our own often violent times. For more information you can watch the trailer or visit the website of the movie.

The Rumi Forum - University of Delaware Chapter

Rumi Forum Delaware Chapter was established on February 15, 2009 at the University of Delaware by a group of students and faculty. Our main objective is to improve interactions in the university community by bridging the “dialogue gap” between students and local community. We value universal values such as love, respect, tolerance, mercy, and compassion which are crucial for healthy dialogue in a diverse environment.

We believe that lack of understanding is the root cause of many problems we are experiencing now. We address the key issues all the society face such as intolerance, prejudice, and ignorance. Therefore we try to reach out community leaders, academicians, faith leaders, artists, government officials, and local administrators. We organize events including luncheons, dialog dinners, interfaith trips, and conferences to establish an environment for exchanging ideas between different parts of the community.