Education

Peaceful Muslim–Non-Muslim Co-existence in a Secular Context

Peaceful Muslim–Non-Muslim Co-existence in a Secular Context

Farhod Alimuhamedov This paper is about the conditions of inter-ethnic, inter-religious and inter-class relations in Gülen schools and looks into their operation in non-Turkish and non-Muslim settings. It aims to examine the relations among young people coming from different groups.…

Gülen’s educational philosophy

Gülen’s educational philosophy

Bruce Eldridge Education, according to Gülen, is a key tool in the development of society. For Gülen, education is an all-encompassing lifelong process. As an educationalist, Gülen does not confine his understanding of education to one particular facet of life.…

The Gülen Movement and Turkish Integration in Germany

The Gülen Movement and Turkish Integration in Germany

Jill Irvine The issue of the integration of the Turkish community into German society has grown in importance since the events of 9/11 and the ensuing “war on terrorism.” There are two, perhaps contradictory, forces presently at work in Germany…

What kind of a change does Fethullah Gülen offer?

What kind of a change does Fethullah Gülen offer?

According to Gülen, the chaos and turmoil has spread on earth because of the lack of morality. High quality education is needed for this reason: to eradicate the seeds of discord spreading in societies and to make the climate of love dominant again; to teach goodness, beauty, and truth, in addition to knowledge. What is needed are “men of ideal.”…

Educator volunteers in the Gülen movement

Educator volunteers in the Gülen movement

The Gülen Movement provides educational opportunities to youth, who otherwise could not attend higher educational institutions. What inspires them to eventually volunteer as educators themselves throughout the world? Since they were raised within the movement and since they were extended hands…

History of the Educational Projects of the Gülen Movement

History of the Educational Projects of the Gülen Movement

Helen Rose Ebaugh Establishing the First Educational Projects Mr. Gülen, together with administrators of the Kestanepazari institution and with the support of local businessmen organized summer camps for middle and high school students, as well as university students. These camps…