What questions does the Gülen Movement answer for participants?
The Gülen Movement does not answer participants questions for them. Instead, in the Movement the participants look for answers to the questions all people living in complex modern societies face. These questions center around how to develop humane qualities, good behavior, love for others, enthusiasm for self-improvement, and an active desire to serve others, make a difference in the world, and to persevere in this desire in the face of setbacks and failures.
The Gülen Movement therefore serves as a mediator of demands. It invites and allows society to take responsibility for its own actions within the legal boundaries. It helps to create common public spaces in which people can agree to share the responsibility for a social field. The agreements they make in this way extend beyond party interests or positions.
This kind of cooperation generates innovative energies, keeps the system open, produces innovation and new institutions. It develops elites. It brings into the area of the decidable that which has been excluded. It thus illuminates the problematic areas of complexity in a system. Such a movement is indispensable for the healthy functioning of an open democratic society.
- Created on .