What makes the Gülen Movement a “social altruistic action”?

The Gülen Movement has an altruistic, social, purposive and collective orientation; social, because interactions are built on social relations, on a one-to-one basis, and defined by the interdependence and the meanings that tie people together; altruistic, because participants do not pursue personal, material and political ambitions; purposive, because individuals and groups act collectively to construct institutions by means of organized investments; and collective, because people define in cognitive and affective terms the field of possibilities and limits and simultaneously activate their resources and relationships to create meanings and services out of their joint behavior, and also mutually recognize them.

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