Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Idea of Noble Goal in Gulen's Writings - Karina Korostelina

(Video Duration: 2 mins 13 secs)

"Idea of noble goal, it is very prominent in Gulen writing, but recently I found one more connection in his thinking between peace building, developing positive relations between people as a noble goal. And what is noble goal? It is usually devotion to positive transformation of the world.
If you really devout yourself for this positive transformations to become noble and people should, Gulen is telling that people should be safe with in putting this noble goal above their own aim and inspirations. What is important is that this noble goal is responsibility for common good and it is very important for humanity."

Dr. Karina Korostelina is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, GMU and a Fellow of the European Research Center of Migration and Ethnic Relation (ERCOMER). She is a leading experts on identity-based conflicts, ethnic conflicts, the relationships between Muslim and non-Muslim populations, conflict resolution and peace building. Her recent interests include the study of civilian devastation, the processes of politicization of history and role of history education in conflict and post-conflict societies.

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