A Universal Islamic Phenomenon in Turkish Religious Practice: the Fethullah Gulen Case

Mar 24 ’12

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Brief history of educational activities

During his preaching years in mosques throughout Turkey, Gülen stressed education as the center of modernization and social progress. He emphasized continuously that peace, social justice and respect for diverse cultures and religions can be achieved by educated people who are grounded in modern science, strong morality and practical altruism. In his own words, Gülen […]

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Mar 16 ’12

Evolution of the Gülen Movement

Scholars who study social movements agree that the elements of a movement must “incubate” for a while before it emerges into the public as a recognizable social movement. Because of his preaching and recorded messages, the ideas and inspiration of Mr. Gülen were becoming well known in Turkey by the early 1980s. Increasing numbers of […]

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