The Fethullah Gülen Movement-I

Fethullah GülenA international conference entitled "Islam in the Contemporary World: The Fethullah Gülen Movement in Thought and Practice" was held at The Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance at Rice University of Houston on 12-13 November 2005. 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 Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance at Rice University, the A. D. Bruce Religion Center University of Houston and the Institute of Interfaith Dialog, Texas, are sponsoring a conference on the activities of Fethullah Gülen and contributions to interfaith dialogue, tolerance, and education.

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Defending Religious Diversity and Tolerance in America Today: Lessons from Fethullah Gülen Loye Ashton
The Philosophy of Islamic Education: Classical Views and M. Fethullah Gülen's Perspectives Asma Afsaruddin
Discursive and Organizational Strategies of the Gülen Movement Bekim Agai
Fethullah Gülen: A vision of transcendent education Charles Nelson
Mobilization and Countermobilization: The Gülen Movement in Turkey Muhammed Cetin
Understandings of "Community" within the Gülen Movement Marcia Hermansen
The Women's Side of the Coin: The Gülen Movement in America, a New Turkish American Community Taking Root Maria F. Curtis
"Religions, Globalisation and Dialogue in the 21st Century. Fethullah Gülen and Arnold J. Toynbee: A Comparative Conversation with Contemporary Realities" Paul Weller
Fethullah Gülen's Contribution to Muslim-Christian Dialogue in the Context of Abrahamic Cooperation Pim Valkenberg
A Movement of Volunteers Dr. Serif Ali Tekalan
Gülen and Ghazzali on Tolerance Jane B. Schlubach
Organizing the Organization, Educating the Educators: An Examination of Fethullah Gülen's Teaching and the Membership of the Movement Ruth Woodhall
Progressive Islamic Thought, Civil Society and the Gülen Movement in the National Context: Parallels with Indonesia Dr. Greg Barton
An Absent Influence? The Gülen Movement in Turkish-Islam and Its Influence on Global Education and Inter-Religious Dialogue Dr. Ian G.Williams
Gülen and Sufism Mustafa Gokcek