Fethullah Gülen encourages non-confrontational, non-conflictual efforts to serve one’s community, nation or the whole world. He asks people to persevere without modification in...
1. Be sincere in dialogue
- "True understanding of the 'other' and thereby cementing trust and genuine appreciation of the 'other'."
- "Deeds are judged according to... |
Introduction The religion Islam is currently perceived to be a dangerous faith to the civilized west. The people of the west see the irrationality...|
Through the turbulent era leading up to the demise of the Ottoman Empire and the climax of European colonization, one of the most...|
Interreligious dialogue was not a twentieth century development in the history of relations between Christians and Muslims. There are numerous examples when Christians...|
Fethullah Gülen, as respected by the honorific title Hocaefendi (respected teacher), is one of the most influential Muslim intellectuals in contemporary Turkey. Over...|
Religious Freedom in the Baptist Vision and in Fethullah Gülen: Resources for Muslims and Christians
Introduction: Fethullah Gülen, Islam and Religious Freedom In the 21st century, how religions relate to the diversity of religions and other beliefs in...
Every caring human being wants to say farewell to terrorism. By faith, every Moslem should want peace. Indeed those familiar with the...|
Peace is not the product of terror or fear.|
Peace is not the silence of cemeteries.
Peace is not the silent result of violent...
This paper is about the conditions of inter-ethnic, inter-religious and inter-class relations in Gülen schools and looks into their operation in non-Turkish and...|
This paper contains an exposition of Fethullah Gülen's model of peaceful coexistence. Based on qualitative analysis of his writings, conversations, sermons and public...|
Searching for a New Unity of Thought Among People of Different Religious Affiliations: Voices from Central Europe
Generally, the more windows are opened the more light enters our space. Fethullah Gülen is one of those charismatic Muslims of our time...|
Promoting Human Rights Values in the Muslim World: Towards an Inclusive Civilization in Gülen’s Thought and Practice
The premise of this paper is that human rights values are a persistent theme of Fethullah Gülen's thought and tajdid and expressed by...|
Investigating the Contribution of Fethullah Gülen Through the Activities of a Gülen-Inspired Religio-Cultural Society Based in Ireland
Fethullah Gülen motivates his followers to mobilize by insisting that the mere aversion of transgressions is not sufficient to being a 'good Muslim'....|
The Vision of Education within Pluralistic Societies in the Thought of Gülen: The Contribution of Non-Denominational Education Towards Inter-Religious and Communal Understanding, Peace and Identity. A Study of Contrasts in the UK, Turkey and the USA
'But in the provinces, where Islam is strong, there would be trouble ... The Syrian army is as fanatical as the hordes of...|
Interfaith Dialogue and Religious Tolerance in Contemporary Islamic Thought: A Comparative Study of Fethullah Gülen and Abdul Karim Soroush
Contemporary Muslim scholars hold different positions on religious pluralism and tolerance; some (so-called 'fundamentalists') are exclusivist and regard Islam as the only...|
It is a dangerous thing telling truth to power. It is even more dangerous to live a life based on non-violent values. Yet...|
Opening the Road to Dialogue: An Amalgamation of Gülen’s and Spinoza’s Ideas on Tolerance and Dialogue Applied to The Situation of Muslims in the Netherlands
This paper is a demonstration of how perspectives from different times, locations, and worldviews can still find deep resonance and yield points...|
In his book The Long Truce (Spence Publishing, 2001) the late A. J. Conyers argues that tolerance, as practiced in western democracies, is...|
Part I contains an exposition of Sam Huntington's thesis about the clash of civilisations according to Gülen. Huntington's writings are far from being...|
Giving Precedence to Common Points: The Limits of the Otherness in Fethullah Gülen’s Dialogic Methodology for Interfaith Encounters
This paper examines Fethullah Gülen's teaching on interfaith encounters highlighting his dialogic methodology proposed for a globalised world in which Samuel Huntington's...|
One of the most successful aspects of the Gülen movement has been its effort to promote tolerance among adherents of different religions by...|
An increasing amount of recent research places Gülen's thought in the context of Sufism, the Nursi movement, Turkish Islam, Islam in general, and...|
Given the current political climate, it is especially important, and especially challenging, to teach American students to become informed and open-minded about Islam....|
“Religions, Globalisation and Dialogue in the 21st Century. Fethullah Gülen and Arnold J. Toynbee: A Comparative Conversation with Contemporary Realities”
The conference aims to explore the appeal, meaning, and impact of Fethullah Gülen and the Gülen movement on Turkish, regional, and - increasingly...|
Much ink has been spilled in American politics about the "culture wars" between the secular left and the religious right. However, the real...|