Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Love is A Verb - Forthcoming Documentary on the Gulen Movement

(Video Duration: 4 min 52 secs)

Love Is A Verb is an examination of a social movement of Sufi-inspired Sunni Muslims that began in Turkey in the l960s and now spans across the globe. The group is called Hizmet, the Turkish word for “service” or The Gülen Movement after its inspiration and teacher, Fethullah Gülen, a man TIME magazine named as one of the most influential leaders in the world in 2013 for “…preaching a message of tolerance.”
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Congressman Edolphus Towns at TCC Friendship Dinner

(Video Duration: 1 min 8 secs)

Dignitaries gathered in New York for the Turkish Cultural Center and Council of Turkish American Association's 4th Annual Friendship dinner. The event brought out big names in Turkish and American politics.
Then-congressman Edolphus Towns, highlights the significance of cooperation between diverse groups for a better community.
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Friday, October 18, 2013

Dr. Stuart remarks on Gulen Movement

(Video Duration: 8 mins 57 secs)

Dr. William Taft Stuart shares his testimonial after the intercultural and dialogue trip to Turkey, under the auspices of the Gulen Movement-affiliated Rumi Forum. Wearing two hats as a tourist and scholar alternately, Dr. Stuart presents his firsthand experiences with the movement during and prior to the trip and shares his conclusions he has arrived with respect to the movement.
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Monday, October 14, 2013

Niagara Foundation 2009 Peace and Dialog Awards

(Video Duration: 3 mins 54 secs)

The Niagara Foundation, founded by Turkish Americans in Chicago, has awarded individuals who have devoted themselves to promoting mutual understanding, peace, dialog, community service and education in the Chicagoland area at the fourth Peace and Dialog Awards called Honoring the Heroes of Chicago. The event took place at the University Club of Chicago.
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Jack Goldstone on Fethullah Gulen and Gulen Movement

(Video Duration: 1 min 33 secs)

George Mason University professor, Jack Goldstone, shares his view of Fethullah Gulen and the Gulen Movement. Goldstone says he is particularly glad that Gulen has such a remarkable influence over his sympathizers who are committed to the promotion of interfaith dialogue, charity and nonviolence. Speaking of Gulen's anti-violence stance, Goldstone recalls Gulen’s touching statement, as he puts it, condemning Boston bombings, which is a notable example of his efforts in favor of peace.

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Don Wallace on Fethullah Gulen and Gulen Movement

(Video Duration: 1 min 18 secs)

Attorney Don Wallace, Chairman of the International Law Institute in Washington, D.C. and professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center speaks on Fethullah Gulen’s secular, as he puts it, approach to life which he admires. He additionally touches on Gulen’s belief that Islam should go hand in hand with science and reason.
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Friday, October 4, 2013

President Gul attends TCC Friendship Dinner

(Video Duration: 9 mins 13 secs)

Turkish President Abdullah Gül was the main speaker and guest of honor at the Third Annual Friendship Dinner held on Thursday at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel and hosted by the Turkish Cultural Center (TCC).

He expressed the belief that both countries would exert their best efforts to further boost their ties. "Turkey and the US have a deep-rooted relationship based on common values and objectives. They have managed to diversify the fields of this multi-faceted relationship over the years," he stressed.
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Turkish PM Erdogan attends the Annual Friendship Dinner by TCC

(Video Duration: 8 mins 24 secs)

The Ramadan Friendship dinner by the Turkish Cultural Center in New York was another successful event for the future of intercultural dialogue and global peace. With the participation of high level guests and people from different backgrounds, the gathering has come to symbolize the desire of the global community to achieve a genuine international peace and dialogue.
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