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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.

# Article Title Author
1 The Gülen Movement and Promoting Human Rights Values in the Muslim World Ozcan Keles
2 Civilian Response to Ethno-Religious Terrorism Mehmet Kalyoncu
3 Present and Potential Impact of the Spiritual Tradition of Islam on Contemporary Muslims: From Ghazali to Gülen Y. Alp Aslandogan
4 Funding Gülen-Inspired Good Works: Demonstrating and Generating Commitment to the Movement Helen Rose Ebaugh & Dogan Koc
5 Towards an Understanding of Gülen's Methodology Oliver Leaman
6 The Place of the Gülen Movement in the Intellectual History of Islam, Particularly in Relation to Islam's Confrontation with Postmodernism Bruce Eldridge
7 Preaching by Example: Understanding the Gülen Hizmet in the Global Context of Religious Philanthropy and Civil Religion Greg Barton
8 '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
9 Preachers of Dialogue: International Relations and Interfaith Theology Turan Kayaoglu
10 Turkmenistan's New Challenges: Can Stability Co-exist with Reform? A Study of Gülen Schools in Central Asia, 1997–2007 Victoria Clement
11 The Educational Philosophy of Fethullah Gülen and Its Application in South Africa Yasien Mohamed
12 Hira Magazine – Turkish in the Language of the Qur'an Paul L. Heck
13 Fethullah Gülen and His Global Contribution to Peace Building Zeki Saritoprak
14 Dialogue Work through NI-TECA, A Gülen-inspired Organization Based in Northern Ireland Jonathan Lacey
15 Islamic Prospects for Inter-Religious Dialogue: The Contribution of Fethullah Gülen Douglas Pratt
16 Gülen's Response to the 'Clash of Civilizations' Thesis Richard Penaskovic
17 Giving Precedence to Common Points: The Limits of the Otherness in Fethullah Gülen's Dialogic Methodology for Interfaith Encounters Irina Vainovski-Mihai
18 Tolerance in the Theology and Thought of A. J. Conyers and Fethullah Gülen David B Capes
19 Gülen's Rethinking of Islamic Pattern and Its Socio-Political Effects Fabio Vicini
20 Gülen's Theory of 'Adab' and Ethical Values of the Gülen Movement Erkan Toguslu
21 Reviving the Suffa Tradition Rifat Atay
22 In Defence of Universal Ethical Values and Principles Ali Paya
23 Striving in the Path of God: Fethullah Gülen's Views on Jihad Asma Afsaruddin
24 A Bridge to Inter-Religious Cooperation: The Gülen-Jesuit Educational Nexus Michael David Graskemper
25 What Made the Gülen Movement Possible? Mustafa Akyol
26 The Influence of the Gülen Movement in the Emergence of a Turkish Cultural Third Way Marie-Elisabeth Maigre
27 The Fethullah Gülen Movement as a Transnational Phenomenon William Park
28 The Cultivation of Memory in the Gülen Community Marcia Hermansen
29 Fethullah Gülen: Kemalist and Islamic Republicanism and the Turkish Democratic Future Louis J. Cantori
30 Changing Perspectives on Islam and Secularism in Turkey: the AK Party and the Gülen Movement Ahmet T. Kuru
31 Performing "Moral Opposition": Strategy and Identity in the Gülen Movement Mustafa Gurbuz
32 The Patterns of Interaction between Islam and Liberalism: the Case of the Gülen Movement Ramazan Kilinc
33 Religion as a Source of Social Capital? The Gülen Movement in the Public Sphere Etga Ugur
34 Civility in Islamic Activism: Towards a Better Understanding of Shared Values for Civil Society Development Wanda Krause
35 "Islamic Puritanism" as a Source of Economic Development: Contributions of the Gülen Movement Selcuk Uygur
36 Social and Spiritual Capital of the Gülen Movement Talip Kucukcan
37 Turkish Muslims and Islamic Turkey: Perspectives for a New European Islamic Identity? Shanthikumar Hettiarachchi
38 Settlement and Competition Strategies of the Gülen Movement in France and Germany Emre Demir
39 The Gülen Movement as a Mechanism for Integration of the Muslim Community in Europe: Potentials and Constraints Fatih Tedik
40 Modern Ideals and Muslim Identity: Harmony or Contradiction? A Text Linguistic Analysis of Gülen's Teachings and Movement Gurkan Celik, Kate Kirk & Yusuf Alan
41 Robustness and Civility: Themes from Fethullah Gülen as Resource and Challenge for Government, Muslims and Civil Society in the UK Paul Weller
42 The Work of Fethullah Gülen and the Role of Non-Violence in a Time of Terror Steve Wright
43 Combatting Terrorism in Britain: Gülen's Ideas Asaf Hussain
44 A Sunni Muslim Scholar's Humanitarian and Religious Rejection of Violence Against Civilians Y. Alp Aslandogan & Bekir Cinar
45 Gülen's Contribution to a Middle Way Islam in Southeast Asia Muhammad Nawab Osman
46 Phnom Penh's Fethullah Gülen School as an Alternative to Prevalent Forms of Education for Cambodia's Muslim Minority Philipp Bruckmayr
47 Contributions of the Gülen Schools in Kyrgyzstan Ibrahim Keles
48 The Gülen Movement: Its Nature and Identity Muhammed Çetin