Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mobilization and Organization in Gulen Movement - Muhammed Cetin

(Video Duration: 3 mins. 42 secs)

In an attempt to present the structural dimensions of the Gulen Movement, Dr. Muhammed Cetin delivers his presentation offering answers to how the movement mobilizes, what kind of institutions are set up, how they are governed and how the ideas diffuse. And finally the most frequently raised question “What exactly is the role of Fethullah Gulen?”, which he answers quoting from Gulen.

The one-day international conference reflects different dimensions of the Gülen Movement, which originated in Turkey and then expanded throughout the world. International experts discuss the movement from the following viewpoints: theological, intellectual, financial, structural, political, gender, and sociocultural. This multidimensional approach provides useful pointers about this transnational movement. The Gülen Movement, also called the Volunteers Movement, is rooted in the teachings of Muslim scholar M. Fethullah Gülen. The movement's messages and praxis are discussed and reflected on, and its organization and accomplishments, including its resonance thoroughly analyzed. By focusing on its seven dimensions, this interdisciplinary conference contributes to a comprehensive view of one of the most widely discussed societal programs in the contemporary world.