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Sufi Music and Zikr
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Moulana Rumi and the
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UNESCO Moulana Congress
Tehran and Tabriz
October 2007

UNESCO Moulana Rumi
Istanbul and Konya
May 2007

Conference on the
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December 2006

Dalai Lama meets
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April 2006

Sufi Meditation
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Life of Maryam (a.s.)
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The Unifying Role
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International Symposium
October 2004

Peace and God Consciousness
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International Symposium
October 2003

Uniting & Dividing
Humanity - The role
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August 2003

Sufism & Self-Transformation
The Path of Knowledge
and Love
International Symposium
October 2002

An Evening with
Claudio Naranjo
September 2002

Unity Within Diversity
November 2001

The Message of Moulana Rumi
"Listen to the Reed
How it Tells its Tale...."
International Symposium
November 2000

The Need for Sufism in a
New Century - An Old
Tradition for a New World
International Symposium
May 2000

Previous Event:

UNESCO Moulana Congress

Tehran and Tabriz
October 2007


Fleur Nassery Bonnin speaking at the Unesco Moulana Congress in Tehran and Tabriz.
The title of her talk was "Eshq and Ubbudiyyat" ("Love and Servanthood" )


The International Congress on Rumi was Iran's main celebration of the 800th anniversary of the birth of the Persian poet Moulana Jalaluddin Rumi. The conference was held in Tehran on 28 - 29 October 2007 and then continued for three more days in Tabriz and Khoy to commemorate Rumi's pir, Shams al-din Tabrizi.

The conference was organized into seven sessions, which reflected the diversity of Rumi's thought. The seven sessions were: Philosophy and Wisdom; Religion and Mysticism; Rumi in the Contemporary World; Rumi Beyond Borders; Art and Aesthetics; The Art of Storytelling and Language and Literature.

The conference was opened with speeches delivered by the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Speaker of the Parliament and the Minister of Guidance, as well as a number of well-known Scholars from Iran and abroad. Of 450 abstracts and papers submitted, 170 were selected from Iran and around the world, with approximately 200 scholars participating in the conference. From Australia, Fleur Nassery Bonnin was invited to talk in the Philosophy and Wisdom sessions and spoke on "Moulana Rumi, Love and Servanthood". Other speakers at the conference included, Lucien W. Stone, U.S.A., Nasrollah Pourjavady, Iran, Alice Hunsberger, U.S.A, Akira Matsumoto, Japan, Javid Iqbal, Pakistan, Alan Godlas, U.S.A., Paul Ballanfat, France and Annabel Keeler, UK



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