Monday, September 30, 2013

Prof. Esposito's keynote at the Gulen Conference, Chicago

(Video Duration: 26 mins 53 secs)

Professor John L. Esposito of Georgetown University delivers the keynote speech with the topic "Engaging modernity in the West: Gulen Movement" at inauguration of the international conference "The Gulen Movement: Paradigms, Projects, and Aspirations."
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Women's involvement in Gulen Movement

(Video Duration: 11 mins 18 secs)

Suveyda Karakaya of University of Tennessee presents her paper “Women in the Hizmet Movement: Traditionalists or Modernists?” which examines the women’s involvement and attitudes towards issues surrounding their position in the movement, at the international conference "The Gulen Movement: Paradigms, Projects, and Aspirations."
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Prof. Ergil speaks on Gulen Movement at Boston College

(Video Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 4 secs)

At an event organized by Peace Islands Institute at Boston College, Professor Dogu Ergil speaks on and answers the questions surrounding the Gulen Movement.

In the book Fethullah Gulen and the Gulen Movement in 100 Questions, Ergil addresses the frequently voiced questions regarding Gulen and the movement. Understanding both Fethullah Gulen, a moderate Turkish Muslim scholar, and the Gulen Movement, a global network of volunteers, teachers, students, intellectuals and business people who are inspired by Gulen's philosophy based on dialog and peaceful coexistence, is vital to making any sort of predictions about the direction that Turkey might be headed in the next years.
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Gulen Institute, Niagara Foundation and IDC Spreading Positive Social Message in the US

(Video Duration: 4 mins 20 secs)

In the US, among many-- three prominent Turkish American groups affiliated with the Gulen Movement  as well played a significant role in carrying themes of dialogue, friendship and tolerance as organizations across the world work tirelessly to build bridges between religions and across cultures.
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Monday, September 16, 2013

Contributions of Gulen Movement for a Better World

(Video Duration: 1 min 49 secs)

A symposium entitled called "Dreaming for a Better World: Contributions of Gulen Movement” was held in the capital of Canada. A large number of attendees discussed the importance of the Gulen Movement in the fields of education, peace and dialogue throughout the world.
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Friday, September 13, 2013

JWF shared its experiences on interfaith cooperation at UN

Here you can find the full speech of Mr. Hüseyin Hurmalı (Secretary General of Journalists and Writers Foundation's Abant Platform) at United Nations High Level Meeting in the Culture of Peace: “The role of interfaith cooperation in promoting a global Culture of Peace"
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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Anatomy of the Gulen Movement - Prof. Dogu Ergil

(Video Duration: 5 mins 9 secs)

In his keynote address, Prof. Ergil from Ankara University, Turkey, reflects on the Gulen Movement in relation to the political landscape in Turkey and the alleged “political Islam” or “politicization of Islam” around the world at large. Ergil presents the movement’s standpoints concerning Islam and modernity as well as how it has shaped the atmosphere at home, Turkey, with its particularities.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Joel Rainey Reflects on Gulen Movement's Cross-Cultural Contributions and Anti-Violence Stance

(Video Duration: 3 mins 20 sec)

Director of missions for the Mid-Maryland Baptist Association Joel Rainey speaks at the 4th Annual Dialogue Dinner hosted by Maryland Turkish American Inhabitants (MARTI).

Based on his first-hand observations during the intercultural dialogue trip by MARTI to Turkey, Rainey shares the insights he has gained as to what is being achieved in that part of the world in the name of dialogue and what characterize Gulen Movement and, as Baltimore diverse faith communities, how they can benefit from them. Additionally, seeing the firm stance of the Muslims in the region in general and the Gulen Movement participants in particular against Islam’s association with violence, Rainey regrettably concludes faith is misused but people of faith can overcome the misunderstandings and assumptions it creates by listening to each other.
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