Fethullah Gulen's contributions to peace were discussed at the conference, Preventing Violence and Achieving World Peace: The Contributions of the Gulen Movement, on October 29, 2009 at the University of Maryland, College Park held by the Rumi Forum of Maryland.
The conference is co-sponsored by Dept. of Anthropology ,The Rumi Club, Graduate Student Government at the University of Maryland, College Park. Several distinguished speakers including former ambassador, US State Department official Peter Kovach, academicians talked about the contributions of the Gulen Movement to the World Peace.
|Ori Soltes, Ph.D.|
In his remarks, Robert Kovach from the US Department of State appreciated the efforts of Pacifica Institute in Los Angeles, and Rumi Forum in the greater Washington area as well. "The Gulen Movement is a, if not the, major bridge builder among different faith communities", Kovach noted.