(Video Duration: 57 secs.)
|Prof. Henning Bech|
Academics from various countries shared their research on peaceful coexistence, with emphasis on civil society and faith-based movements, especially on a social movement of volunteers providing humanitarian services, opening schools, and organizing dialogue activities in over 130 countries inspired from Fethullah Gülen, a contemporary Turkish scholar and writer with powerful ideas on intercultural dialogue and education.
Prof. Henning Bech from Department of Sociology at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) shares his observation regarding how this movement of volunteers treat "others":
After a level of personal interaction, it seems to me that many Muslims show extraordinarily good examples of how to treat others with attention, kindness, politeness, generosity and respect.
This is certainly the case with the people from the Gulen Movement that I am familiar with; and I imagine that Muhammad [pbuh] would be proud to see how excellently some of his adherents are following his example of how to behave toward others with positive interaction.
Fethullah Gulen as a model and his approach to "the other"