What are the short- and long-term goals of participants in the Gülen Movement?
All the short-term goals of participants involve either improving the quality or extending the range of the services offered by the Gülen Movement. The long-term goals include self-improvement and earning God’s pleasure through such services. Interestingly, some of the short- and long-term goals are the same. For example, participants may aim to improve their own qualifications so as to offer a better service, or to serve a greater number of people. Their goals do not relate only to instrumental objectives, such as seeking social status for themselves, or only for a particular community and network, but are more universal in nature. For example, they may wish to spread feelings of love and tolerance, or teach the capacity for dialogue between people who see themselves as different.
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