Gulen Pres.- Part II

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Published on July 24, 2014

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Fethullah Gülen and the Hizmet Movement: Fethullah Gülen and the Hizmet Movement “a social movement whose participants are dedicated to the advancement of scientific and moral education, plus intercultural and interfaith dialogue leading to increased mutual understanding and respectful tolerance”   (Johnson 2013) Özel Selçuklu Abdullah Aymaz İlköğretim Okulu : Özel Selçuklu Abdullah Aymaz   İlköğretim Okulu The Hizmet Movement in Turkey: The Hizmet Movement in Turkey Newspapers Banks TV Stations Private Hospitals Private Universities Charities Hizmet ‘Volunteers’ in Turkey are referred to at ‘ Cemaat ’ (from Jamaat , or an assembly of Muslims). The Journalists and Writers Foundation The Hizmet Movement Worldwide: The Hizmet Movement Worldwide Math and Science Schools in Turkey, Central Asia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Ghana, United States Hizmet Schools in the United States : Hizmet Schools in the United States Private schools are funded by businesses and private donors Public charter schools are funded by local government Schools decide their own curriculum Schools follow state-approved curriculum Gulen -inspired private schools throughout U.S. emphasize Math, Science and Turkish Charter school in Texas (Harmony Schools) accused of having links to Hizmet movement: So what?! While religiously inspired, Hizmet movement schools deliver an entirely secular curriculum while modeling universal moral principles Opposition to Gulen-inspired schools in the U.S. : Opposition to Gulen -inspired schools in the U.S. Islamophobia Xenophobia Countering extremism with critical thinking : Countering extremism with critical thinking Weak critical thinking skills=support for terrorism ( Atallah 2011). Importance of type of education. Salafism / Wahhabism a relatively recent phenomenon. Closing Thoughts: Closing Thoughts “I think it is a mistake on every level to live in such fear of Islam that we see danger in every corner, even where it does not exist, and fail to see the good that plainly does exist.” -Greg Barton, A Response to Rachel Sharon- Krespin . Today’s Zaman , 10 February 2009 “The problem of extremism is a big danger, and it can be solved if the West better understands Islam and builds bridges with the moderate Muslims, the traditional Muslims. This way, the Muslim community will eliminate the extremist threat from within.” – Shaykh Hisham Kabbani , Islamic Extremism: A Viable Threat to U.S. National Security. An Open Forum at the U.S. Department of State, January 7, 1999 For further reading:: For further reading : Agai , Bekim (2002). Fethullah Gulen and his Movement’s Islamic Ethic of Education . Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies (Spring 2002), 11(1), 27– 47 Ebaugh , Helen Rose (2010). The Gülen Movement: A Sociological Analysis of a Civic Movement Rooted in Moderate Islam . New York: Springer. http://m.friendfeed-media.com/ 7538ece21d1a19b862f6e21570780833659e714d Hillman, Benjamin Siracusa (2008). Is There a Place for Religious Charter Schools? The Yale Law Journal, 118(3), 554-599 Johnson, D. Paul (2013). The Gülen Hizmet Movement in Turkey: An Islamic Movement to Reduce Violence and Promote Tolerance through Education and Intercultural Dialogue Review of Religious Research 55(2 ), 379-380 http://www.hartfordinstitute.org/sociology/Johnson-Gulen-Hizmet-Movement.pdf   Sharon- Krespin , Rachel (2009), Fethullah Gülen's Grand Ambition. Middle East Quarterly, 10739467, 16(1 ), 55-66 Tavernise , Sabrina. Turkish schools in Pakistan offer a milder form of Islam. The New York Times, May 4, 2008 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/04/world/asia/04iht-islam.1.12547510.html Fethullah Gulen website http:// en.fgulen.com All images used in this presentation were taken from Google Images

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