Contributions of the Gülen Movement

Fethullah Gülen

A conference entitled "Muslim World in Transition: Contributions of the Gülen Movement" was held at SOAS University of London, House of Lords and London School of Economics on 25-27 October, 2007. Below are full texts of the conference papers.

A .pdf version of the papers as a whole can be found at conference web site.

The conference will also examine the theological and intellectual contributions of Fethullah Gülen, situate him in the context of the modern intellectual history of Islam and discuss his own interpretations of the above central issues. As a religious intellectual and peace activist from Turkey, Gülen has influenced a whole generation of Muslims worldwide and inspired them to play an important role in charitable and educational projects and foundations. His aim has always been to bring out the universal mission of Islam, which is to serve people regardless of faith, colour, or national origin.

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Gülen's Response to the 'Clash of Civilizations' Thesis Richard Penaskovic
Giving Precedence to Common Points: The Limits of the Otherness in Fethullah Gülen's Dialogic Methodology for Interfaith Encounters Irina Vainovski-Mihai
Tolerance in the Theology and Thought of A. J. Conyers and Fethullah Gülen David B Capes
Gülen's Rethinking of Islamic Pattern and Its Socio-Political Effects Fabio Vicini
Gülen's Theory of 'Adab' and Ethical Values of the Gülen Movement Erkan Toguslu
Reviving the Suffa Tradition Rifat Atay
In Defence of Universal Ethical Values and Principles Ali Paya
Striving in the Path of God: Fethullah Gülen's Views on Jihad Asma Afsaruddin
A Bridge to Inter-Religious Cooperation: The Gülen-Jesuit Educational Nexus Michael David Graskemper
Dialogue Work through NI-TECA, A Gülen-inspired Organization Based in Northern Ireland Jonathan Lacey
Fethullah Gülen and His Global Contribution to Peace Building Zeki Saritoprak
Hira Magazine – Turkish in the Language of the Qur'an Paul L. Heck
The Educational Philosophy of Fethullah Gülen and Its Application in South Africa Yasien Mohamed
Turkmenistan's New Challenges: Can Stability Co-exist with Reform? A Study of Gülen Schools in Central Asia, 1997–2007 Victoria Clement
Preachers of Dialogue: International Relations and Interfaith Theology Turan Kayaoglu
"A Station above that of Angels": The Vision of Islamic Education within Pluralistic Societies in the Thought of Gülen - A Study of Contrasts between Turkey and the UK Ian Williams
Preaching by Example: Understanding the Gülen Hizmet in the Global Context of Religious Philanthropy and Civil Religion Greg Barton
The Place of the Gülen Movement in the Intellectual History of Islam, Particularly in Relation to Islam's Confrontation with Postmodernism Bruce Eldridge
Towards an Understanding of Gülen's Methodology Oliver Leaman
Funding Gülen-Inspired Good Works: Demonstrating and Generating Commitment to the Movement Helen Rose Ebaugh & Dogan Koc
Present and Potential Impact of the Spiritual Tradition of Islam on Contemporary Muslims: From Ghazali to Gülen Y. Alp Aslandogan
Civilian Response to Ethno-Religious Terrorism Mehmet Kalyoncu
The Gülen Movement and Promoting Human Rights Values in the Muslim World Ozcan Keles