No. Fethullah Gülen is not merely pretending to reject Islamist ideology. He has clarified publicly in print and broadcast media that he and...|
This paper examines the “glocalization” process of the implementation of the Turkish-based Gülen Educational Model within Indonesian society. We seek to answer the...|
Beyond Post-Islamism: A Critical Analysis of the Turkish Islamism’s Transformation toward Fethullah Gülen’s Stateless Cosmopolitan Islam
With the increasing international prominence of Turkey and its successful and internationally respected AK Party government of former Islamists, the Academia's attention has...|
If it is not concerned with economic and political matters, what does the Gülen Movement concern itself with?
The Gülen Movement is concerned with cultural values and beliefs. In its service projects it incorporates innovations in its established repertoires of action,...|
Is the worldview or collective action of the Gülen Movement an isolationist withdrawal into a pure community-based structure?
A sect creates ideological and existential separations, divisions and ruptures that cannot be overcome. Its identity politics and appeal tend to cover up or...
If it is not through gaining control of the System or government, how does the Gülen Movement influence society?
The established social practice of the Gülen Movement focuses on the role and needs of the individual. It emphasizes individual needs for self-reflexivity...
Are there likely to be any future conflicts over power, resource distribution or succession in the Gülen Movement?
Since people in the Gülen Movement generally avoid seeking positions of power, and participants consciously avoid giving any power to people who seek...
Social Revitalization through Promotion of Education: Socio-Historical Analysis of Islamic Education and Muslim Society in Pre-Modern Islamic World
1. Introduction: The Function of Education and Socio-Historical Perspective For students in higher learning, or even school-age children in compulsory course, education may...
If people can enter and exit at will, how is the question of the “free-rider” handled in the Gülen Movement?
“Free-riders” in a social movement are those who do not get actively involved if they think that it is...|
The cohesiveness of the group, in contradistinction to cults, does not derive from belonging to it. Belonging is not for its own sake;...|
ABSTRACT Fethullah Gülen is an innovative Islamic scholar and educator who encouraged education as the path to building a peaceful future. In light of...|
While the cry for democratic values, human rights and intercultural dialogue is frequently heard, the global threat of war, terrorism, the increased gap...|
In the history of philosophy, we can clearly see that the new dimension of world civilization has begun with the fundamental transformation of...|
Encounter with Gülen
In 1966 when we met Fethullah Gülen, he was teaching the traditional and classic Islamic sciences as an official Imam of...|
"Establish, all of you, peace" (Qur'an 2:208)
Fethullah Gülen emphatically teaches those words of the Qur'an that all are to be peacemakers. How do...|
Progress Through Piety: Sohbetler (Spiritual Gatherings) of the Women Participants in the Gülen Movement
The view that modernization, the sole path to progress, can only be achieved through secularization, and that, by extension, Islam, like other religions,...|
Contemporary social movements such as the Gülen Movement (GM) make an impact globally and build networks locally. Adherents share Fethullah...|
The faith-based civic society movement inspired by the ideas and work of Fethullah Gülen has been increasingly...|
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...|
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...|
Over recent decades Islamic traditions have emerged in new forms in different parts of the Muslim world, interacting differently with secular and neo-liberal...|
Turkey's most powerful and popular Islamic community, the Fethullah Gülen movement, is also a very moderate one, which embraces liberal democracy and promotes...|
Abstract We are living in dangerous times. We can anticipate further polarisation between Islam and the West as the official line becomes more...|
AbstractThe unprecedented resurgence of religious organisations in the public sphere in recent years has given particular urgency to the old question of the...|
In Turkey up to the 1980s hyper politicization of all issues in society and artificial divisions between people were prevalent. Extremist and ideological...|
AbstractGulen Network is a unique case of global social innovation based on spirituality in a number of respects. Followers of Gulen have engaged...|
Today, one of the most important criteria indicating the position of a country on the index of development is the existence and...|
This paper explores the attitudes of those opposed or indifferent to the Gülen Movement (GM) in Turkey. It pays particular attention to ongoing...|