Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"The Hizmet Movement" by Dogan Koc

(Video Duration: 1 hr 6 min)

South Carolina Dialogue Foundation hosted its “Distinguished Speaker Series” on September 16-18 in Charleston, Clemson, Columbia and Greenville respectively. Speaker Dr. Dogan Koc, Executive Director of the Gulen Institute at the University of Houston, delivered his lecture on "The Hizmet (aka Gulen) Movement: Origin, Activities, Structure, and the Critics."
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Fountain Magazine

(Video Duration: 6 mins 29 secs)

Published bimonthly and distributed throughout the world, The Fountain covers themes on life, belief, knowledge, and universe. In an age of overspecialization in learning and over-indulgence in day-to-day occupations, The Fountain’s discourse refers to an overarching coverage of the human life with content as diverse and rich as the human life itself, yet with a common thread and pattern that is neatly knitted all the way through our diverse departments under humanities and sciences.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

BBC: Turkish Twitter war over education

(Video Duration: 2 mins)
Plans to abolish "prep schools" in Turkey have sparked a huge feud between two of the country's most powerful forces on the micro-blogging website Twitter.
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Fethullah Gulen's strategic defamation

(Video Duration: 3 mins 4 secs)

In his presentation based on his paper and book entitled "Strategic Defamation of Fethullah Gulen: Turkish vs English" which argues the defamation efforts happen in a campaign manner not randomly, Dogan Koc of Cairo University analyzes references of the articles and books which offer totally contradicting pictures of Gulen based on the based sources.
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Friday, November 22, 2013

The Concept of Ikhlas in the Gulen Movement - Fr. Thomas Michel

(Video Duration: 6  mins. 12 secs)

In his two-part presentation, Georgetown University professor Thomas Michel focuses, first, on Fethullah Gulen’s use of the Qur’an and the hadith, which he asserts what Gulen elaborates on as foundations of his belief and acts as opposed to those claiming he is innovating new ideas. In the second part, he moves on to “Gulen with regard to Sufism”, the school that Gulen both distinguishes himself from and has a lot in common with.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Leo Lefebure on Fethullah Gulen and Gulen Movement

(Video Duration: 4 mins 10 secs)

Prof. Leo Lefebure of Georgetown University shared his views of the Gulen Movement, in the light of his experiences with the movement’s participants in multiple countries, namely Australia, India and Turkey. Among all, one aspect of the movement he has been particularly impressed with is its emphasis on high quality education along with  efforts to make it available to those who, otherwise, wouldn’t be able to afford it. Second was the generosity of Hizmet (Gulen Movement) participants, which Lefebure has witnessed in person.
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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Gulen Movement in its Private and Public Domain - Prof. Martin van Bruinessen

(Video Duration: 4 mins 56 secs)

The presentation of Prof. Martin van Bruinessen from Utrecht University, the Netherlands, comprises two parts: In part one, he characterizes Muslim Brotherhood as a faith-based movement. In part two, he attempts to compare and contrast Muslim Brotherhood with the Gülen Movement and offers their similarities and dissimilarities (if applicable).
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Quality of Gulen Movement Schools - Ruth Woodhall

(Video Duration: 4 mins 20 secs)

“This study is based on my own experience of working within the movement in a number of different locations and roles over a period of almost eight years, I offer for consideration the view that it is only the remarkable harmony between Gülen’s philosophy of education and the cultural practice of his followers which can explain adequately the continuing growth and success of the movement. It is my contention that Gülen is the unusual individual who is able to work with multiple paradigms simultaneously and this is one of the reasons that he has such extraordinary influence and leadership capacity.”
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Friday, November 15, 2013

Gulen Movement: A Movement of Volunteers - S. A. Tekalan

(Video Duration: 3 mins 49 secs)

“The volunteers involved in this movement conduct activities geared toward promoting dialogue that bring all social sections closer together, with a particular emphasis on education; today such activities are extensively organized in various parts of the world. To this end, educational institutions have been established world-wide, offering new opportunities for different nations, with no political motives whatsoever being involved. This movement rejects the idea of the clash of civilizations, and aims to live in a peaceful world; departing from the principle of simply accepting everyone as they are, national and international meetings have been organized to discuss the issues and problems that present, or likely to present obstacles to an atmosphere of peaceful cohabitation and coexistence from developing.”
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Love of the Prophet in Fethullah Gulen's sufism

(Video Duration: 1 min 12 secs)

Zeki Saritoprak of John Carroll University presents his paper which focuses on love of Prophet in Fethullah Gulen’s life, thought, and mysticism through an academic approach. After discussing briefly major predecessors of Gulen in this regard from early periods, Saritoprak examine Gulen’s own writings including his description of the “Infinite Light”, Prophet Muhammad.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Rumi Forum 2013 Peace and Dialogue Awards

(Video Duration: 2 min 24 secs)

Mevlana Rumi, one of the most renowned poets of our time, created heart-touching and timeless poetry. In honor of his legacy, is the 2013 Rumi Peace and Dialogue at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. More than 160 people attended the dinner and awards ceremony.
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Thursday, November 7, 2013

David Newton of Middle East Institute speaks on Fethullah Gulen and Gulen Movement

(Video Duration: 1 min 45 secs)

Former United States Ambassador to Iraq and Yemen, David Newton of Middle East Institute, speaks on Fethullah Gulen and Gulen Movement. With a particular focus on his experiences during his post in the Arab region, Newton points to the need for a modern interpretation of Islam, which can be addressed by the initiatives of the Gulen Movement that are well underway in the region and worldwide. Newton is in the hope that the region can benefit the ideas of Fethullah Gulen which encourage service in the name of education, modernism and science, for good.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fethullah Gulen's message to IDC Awards Ceremony 2010

(Video Duration: 5 min 7 secs)

Fethullah Gulen
Fethullah Gulen
Executive Director of the New Jersey Catholic Conference, Pat Brannigan, reads the message by Fethullah Gulen at IDC 2010 Awards Dinner and Ceremony.
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Friday, November 1, 2013

Hizmet (Gulen) Movement contributes to world peace

(Video Duration: 2 min 29 secs)

Following the international Hizmet Symposium in Washington D.C., Rumi Forum held its second day of the conference with academics from more than twenty countries.
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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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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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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Zeki Saritoprak speaks on Gulen Movement at Chautauqua Institution

(Video Duration: 10 mins 7 secs)

Zeki Saritoprak is the Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies at John Carroll University and delivered an interfaith lecture on Gulen and the his Hizmet movement. Saritoprak also gave a brief outline of Turkish history, from the start of the Ottoman Empire to the founding of the Republic of Turkey.

“Muslims have to establish … not religious schools, but just regular, secular high schools,” Saritoprak said, “because [Gülen believes] mathematics is talking about God, physics is talking about God, chemistry is talking about God.”
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Atlantic interviews Fethullah Gulen

(Video Duration: 3 mins 13 secs)

Fethullah Gulen
Fethullah Gulen is one of the most important Muslim clerics alive today. Throughout his life, Gulen served as a model for interfaith dialogue and encouraged ideas to overcome ignorance, prejudice and misunderstanding. But, one hardly ever sees the world renowned scholar in public. Since 1999, he has been in a self-imposed exile in the Poconos. Major media networks and journalists have tried to interview him but were denied. It's a rare opportunity that Australian-born journalist Jamie Tarabay managed to secure.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Educational Philosophy of Gulen Movement - Asma Afsaruddin

(Video Duration: 6 mins 19 secs)

"The spread and success of the Gulen schools within and outside Turkey testifies to the efficacy of his educational philosophy which lays equal stress on the inculcation of Islamic ethical values and a sound training in the secular sciences. Gulen’s emphasis on reason wedded to faith is perfectly in accord with the spirit of the golden age of Islamic civilization with its flourishing culture and learning as well as with the spirit of our own age, as we have established. Madrasa reform in the wake of September 11 in particular is currently receiving serious attention in a number of Muslim countries and its implementation has begun in earnest in several of them. 51 In this context, the Gulen schools and their philosophy of education deserve closer attention since they are worthy of emulation in the contemporary period."
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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."
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Turkic American Alliance Traditional Washington D.C. Iftar Dinner

(Video Duration: 1 min 39 secs)

The Turkic American Alliance in Washington, D.C. hosted a traditional iftar dinner, inviting the community to break the day's fast together. Dr. Faruk Taban, President, TAA: "That's the whole meaning of the month of Ramadan. To get together with the families and friends, even the very diverse population."
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Monday, August 12, 2013

Iftar Dinner by Turkish Cultural Center at Westchester Reform Temple

(Video Duration: 1 mins 53 secs)

It was a gathering of about 200 people July 9 at Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, awaiting sunset at 8:31 p.m. when the day’s fast of Ramadan could be broken with a festive Turkish-style dinner.

Westchester Reform Temple has had a long tradition of collaboration with the Scarsdale-Hartsdale Women’s Interfaith Council and has shared numerous events with the American Muslim Women’s Association and the Turkish Cultural Council, which co-hosted the event.
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Loreena McKennitt remarks on Fethullah Gulen

(Video Duration: 1 min 5 secs)

Loreena McKennitt expressed her appreciation of Fethullah Gulen’s ideas at Intercultural Dialogue Institute (IDI) Toronto Friendship Dinner. In her remarks, she recalled Gulen’s call for love, compassion, forgiveness and celebration of diversity for which she reaffirmed her full support.
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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Why Gulen Movement Schools are Successful - Charles Nelson

(Video Duration: 2 mins 49 secs)

"Many have been inspired by Fethullah Gülen to spend their time and wealth to establish schools of excellence. Why? It is not that he teaches something new or different. Rather, in part, it is likely due to a unique confluence of time, place, and context. In part, it is due to Fethullah Gülen himself. His stories, his moral example, and his teachings inspire others to take action, to sacrifice, and to serve humanity rather than themselves."
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Monday, July 29, 2013

International Turkish Hope Schools Excel in Bangladesh

(Video Duration: 1 min 19 secs)

International Turkish Hope School was established in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, in 1996, and it was officially opened by former President Süleyman Demirel in March 1997. Initially located in only one campus with just a few students, the school now has about 2 thousand students at several campuses - in Dhaka,Chittagong and in Bogra.
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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Discoursive and Organizational Strategies of Gulen Movement - Bekim Agai

(Video Duration: 5 mins 9 secs)

“… The success of the Gülen movement in the field of education has multiple dimensions. The Gülen movement as we see it today has a history which is rooted in that of the Turkish Republic. Organizational structures and the content of discourse developed in close relationship with the political history of Turkey and were shaped by the events in world history after 1990. Fethullah Gülen has managed to lead his followers into the modern world but within their religious framework. This framework has a discoursive and organizational side. He was able to lead the much closed cemaat to new horizons.”
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mapping the Gulen Movement International Conference - Q&A

(Video Duration: 8 mins. 43 secs)

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.
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Monday, July 22, 2013

Intellectual Dimension of the Gulen Movement - Pim Valkenberg

(Video Duration: 4 mins. 25 secs)

Pim Valkenberg presents his analysis on whether a difference exists between esoteric and exoteric forms of discourse that the Gulen Movement communicates. His analysis intends to bring facts-that the movement is addressing to diverse communities and profiles and the discourse is necessarily modified -to light in an answer to the claim that the movement has a double agenda.
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Monday, July 15, 2013

Fethullah Gulen and Arnold J. Toynbee - by Paul Weller

(Video Duration: 1 min 32 secs)

"Though coming from different civilisational backgrounds and having different personal biographies, in their thinking both Toynbee and Gülen stand against ways of thinking and acting that promote what can all too easily become the illusion that the uncomfortable plurality of the contemporary world can be abolished. Against such illusions Gülen warns that: “…different beliefs, races, customs and traditions will continue to cohabit in this village. Each individual is like a unique realm unto themselves; therefore the desire for all humanity to be similar to one another is nothing more than wishing for the impossible. For this reason, the peace of this (global) village lies in respecting all these differences, considering these differences to be part of our nature and in ensuring that people appreciate these differences. Otherwise, it is unavoidable that the world will devour itself in a web of conflicts, disputes, fights, and the bloodiest of wars, thus preparing the way for its own end.”
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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.
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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Structure and Operation of Gulen Movement Prof. Johan Leman

(Video Duration: 3 mins 43 secs)

The Gulen Chair holder at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, Prof. Johan Leman presents his analysis of the Gulen Movement, based on his studies and observations in his native country Belgium.
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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Fethullah Gulen - Souls of Immortality

(Video Duration: 7 mins. 44 secs.)

Immortal souls always preserve their vitality, and in every season, they show a different sign of life. They never wither or fade away; they never lose their vigor. Neither the setting sun or the fading moon, nor the passing days and nights, exhaust them. How can they possibly tire when the immutable source of their life and energy comes from the pot from which Khidr drank the elixir of life? In this climate, for those who set sail to explore their true nature, every spring is effervescent and magnificent, and every summer peaks in delight; every fall and winter are seasons of stirring challenge that prepare them for thrilling new leaps. Even if all sorts of terror lurk around them, these souls will always be robust and vigilant, and their exhilarating ethos will always emanate sublime sensations.
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Friday, July 5, 2013

Fethullah Gulen - Virtue and Happiness

(Video Duration: 8 mins. 16 secs.)

Those who promise happiness to people must equip them with virtues first. Happiness is out of reach for those whose hearts have not been saturated with virtue. From the past to the present, sound minds have always accepted it as so. Felicity and virtue are twins.
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Monday, July 1, 2013

Fethullah Gulen - Love For Truth

(Video Duration: 10 mins. 36 secs)

Truth means the essence and reality of a thing. It is to know clearly what a thing is, what it means, and what it signifies beyond its appearance and cognition. What is the essence and reality of the human being, the universe, and all things? What do they mean, both as individuals and as a whole? What is beyond this entire existence—from atoms to nebulas, from the smallest particles of a human being to his material and spiritual depths—and their orderliness, harmony, beauty, and wisdom?
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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Gulen Movement: A shared bridge between the US and Islam - Peter J. Mehl

(Video Duration: 13 mins. 18 secs.)

Life is a shared bridge of “passing over” and “coming back.” It is a passing over to other cultures and faiths, not to disown one’s own heritage, but to come back to incorporate new wisdoms and insight into one’s own worldview. The Gülen Movement is one such bridge."
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Friday, June 28, 2013

Fethullah Gulen Calls for Unity and Friendship

(Video Duration: 1 min. 9 secs.)

Fethullah Gulen has always been an ardent advocate of peace no matter what issue, country or region is in question. Specifically, on the Kurdish issue, which is constantly high on agenda in Turkey, Gulen explicitly repeats his call for dialogue and education in resolution of the problems. According to Gulen, friendly relations between the people of the region will help restore past unity and peace the region enjoyed, which resonates with the opinion leaders and businessmen involved in the resolution of the problems.
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Ori Soltes on Fethullah Gulen and the Hizmet Movement

(Video Duration : 5 mins. 49 secs.)

In parallel with his recent book “Embracing the World: Fethullah Gulen's Thought and Its Relationship with Jalaluddin Rumi and Others”, the professor Ori Soltes reflects on the Sufi aspects of the motive behind Fethullah Gulen and the Gulen movement’s activities. Parenthetically, the book not only explores the Sufism in thought but its practical implications in a broad context through action-based initiatives he has inspired.
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Monday, June 24, 2013

Gulen Movement’s Financial Sources by Dr. Ebaugh

(Video Duration: 4 mins. 24 secs.)

Dr. Helen Rose Ebaugh answers one of the oft-voiced questions on the Gulen Movement: "Who is/are financing the movement’s projects?” or, as she straightforwardly puts it, “Where is the money coming from?”

Making references to her book, “The Gülen Movement: A Sociological Analysis of a Civic Movement Rooted in Moderate Islam” based on first-person interviews with supporters of the movement in Turkey and in the U.S. and visits to Gülen-inspired schools, hospitals, newspapers and relief organizations, Dr. Ebaugh presents a clear and concise profile of the movement’s donors and their motives for donating.
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