Alternative Perspectives of the Gülen Movement

Fethullah Gülen

A conference entitled "Islam in the Age of Global Challenges: Alternative Perspectives of the Gulen Movement" has been held on November 14-15, 2008 at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Below are the full texts of the conference papers. Adobe's pdf versions of the papers as a whole can be found at conference web site.

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"The Significance of the Fethullah Gülen Movement as a Global Educational and Inter-Religious Model of Social and Religious Change" Ian G. Williams
Interfaith Dialogue Organizations as Actors of Peace Building: Case of Rumi Forum Abstract Zeynep Şahin
Hizmet: From Futuwwa Tradition to the Emergence of Movement in Public Space Erkan Togoslu
Religious Freedom in the Baptist Vision and in Fethullah Gülen: Resources for Muslims and Christians Paul Weller
From Gandhi to Gülen: The Habitus of Non-Agressive Action Mustafa Gurbuz & Bandana Purkayastha
The Context of the Gülen Movement: The Exceptional Story of Turkish Islam Mustafa Akyol
Dying for a Cause: Youth, Violence and the Gülen Movement─Beyond Tolerance and Dialogue Jon Pahl, Ph.D.
A Strategy for Peace: Gülen and the Islamic Conceptualization of Tolerance Aaron Tyler
A Contextual Analysis of the Supporters and Critics of the Gülen Movement Loye Ashton, Tamer Balci
The Driver in the Mind of Fethullah Gülen John Haughey, S.J.
Reflections on Gülen Movement: How Islam is Promoting Liberal Democracy in Turkey Nader Hashemi
Serendipitous Consequences of the Turko-Islamic Gülen Movement W. Andrew Achenbaum
Reductionist Approaches to the Rise and Aims of the Gülen Movement Muhammed Çetin
Beyond Post-Islamism: A Critical Analysis of the Turkish Islamism's Transformation toward Fethullah Gülen's Stateless Cosmopolitan Islam İhsan Yilmaz
Fethullah Gülen and Islamic Literary Tradition Philipp Bruckmayr
Islam, Dialogue and the Gülen Movement in Australia Greg Barton
The Importance of Dialogue in a Rooted Conception of Cosmopolitanism Fethullah Gülen and Mohammad Mojtahed Shabestary Mahmud Maşaeli
Ending Terror - By Words Alone? Steve Wright
Progress Through Piety: Sohbetler (Spiritual Gatherings) of the Women Participants in the Gülen Movement Margaret J Rausch
Fethullah Gülen as a Transformational Leader: Exemplar for the "Golden Generation" Karen A. Fontenot, Ph.D. & Michael J. Fontenot, Ph.D.