Fethullah Gülen and the Gülen Movement in 100 questions

Fethullah Gülen and the Gülen Movement in 100 questionsThe Gülen Movement was born at a time when a rapid social change was taking place in Turkey. However, at the same time a parallel movement was taking place in the world: emergence of political Islam or politization of Islam, in response of globalization. What was transpiring in Turkey at the time? As rapid urbanization, class differentiation, and cultural shifts from village and small towns were flocking to the cities, alternative frames of reference were needed. A balance had to be struck between the traditional values that people were socialized in and modern values; these new behavioral patterns would help them to navigate through the challenges of modern city life.

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What is the quality of education? Doğu Ergil
In which countries are there schools? How many schools have been established? How many are universities? Doğu Ergil
Do the schools provide religious education, as well as secular education? Doğu Ergil
What is the main language of instruction in the schools? Are other languages taught? Is Arabic one of those? Doğu Ergil
What is the benefit of teaching Turkish abroad? Doğu Ergil
How are the need for teachers and administrators in the schools met? Doğu Ergil
What kind of extracurricular activities are offered outside the formal education in the schools? Doğu Ergil
What are the qualifications required of teachers and administrators in these schools? Doğu Ergil
In countries where the majority of the population is are Muslim, how are religious and ethical courses that are not taught in these schools provided? How is religious education provided in non-Muslim countries? Doğu Ergil
Do the schools charge tuition fees? Doğu Ergil