A panel consisting of Rabbi Batya Steinlauf, The Rev. Dr. Carol Flett and Aisha Rahman esq. discussed social justice in theology and practice on Tuesday February 25, 2014 at the American Turkish Friendship Association. The panel was moderated by Jena Luedtke.
Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Loudoun County, Scott York, Mayor of Town of Purcellville, Bob Lazaro Jr., Executive Director of Northern Virginia Regional Commission, Mark Gibb, and Principal of Pinnacle Academy, Mustafa Akpinar, traveled back to Turkey in January, 2014 to delivered blankets they had promised to Syrian Refugees during their visit in October 2013. (VIDEO)
Latest Study Trip to Turkey & Blanket Drive & Sister City Initiative
ATFA has just organized a successful study trip to Turkey with local legislatures for ten days. The trip included visits to historic sites, cultural family dinners, as well as official meetings with Turkish counterparts. The meetings consisted of Governors, Mayors, Business Chambers and local entrepreneurs to discuss bilateral common actions.
American Turkish Friendship Organization, along with Rumi Forum, organized the 5th Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinners. The series have been aimed at bringing together diverse community members under one roof, discussing the importance of dialog, peaceful coexistence and friendship.