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

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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.

The initial and main steps of the integration processes among different ethnic and religious entities are well observed at school - we hypothesize that it is much easier to transfer knowledge and values to young people with the same or closely similar identities. The field of research is in Russia because Russian society offers an interesting context for the observation of inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations. There we observe the strong ethnic identity arising after the collapse of the Soviet Union with concomitant rise in social rivalry among different groups.

The students at Gülen schools are initially selected on academic merit, and the results then obtained by the schools make their reputation. That reputation increases the attractiveness of the schools and the best young people from different ethnic groups try to get places in them. However, the major focus of my research is to check the level of social integration rather than of academic success and to observe how Muslim-based schools can transmit values in non-Muslim context.

The example of these schools could be useful for ethnically changing societies like the French one. French society should be reassured by the 'republican school' model, and should question the academic and social effectiveness of its methods and approaches rather than the ethnic or religious beliefs of the young French students who attend such schools.

http://en.fgulen.com/conference-papers/peaceful-coexistence/2521-peaceful-muslimnon-muslim-co-existence-in-a-secular-context

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Gulen Schools

Fethullah Gülen , Turkish Islamic scholar, has been voted the world's top intellectual in a poll organised by the British magazine, Prospect, and Foreign Policy, a US publication - attracted more than 500,000 votes to find the leading 100 thinkers.

The top 10 individuals were all Muslim and included two Nobel laureates, the novelist Orhan Pamuk, who is also Turkish, at No 4, and the Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi, in 10th.

Gülen, the author of more than 60 books, is credited with establishing a global network of schools which preach Islam in a spirit of tolerance. He has been praised in the west for promoting dialogue and condemned Osama bin Laden as a monster after September 11.

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Prince Charles Speech at The Oxford Institute for Islamic Studies, UK

Another excellent initiative by Prince Charles for Bridge Building between the Western and Muslim world through a speech he gave last week at Oxford titled (Islam & Environment)


http://www.tariqramadan.com/Discours-du-Prince-de-Galles-sur-l.html

The last speech he gave there in 1993 was titled (Islam and The West)


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Great speech...
 
Bridging divides beyond traditional media
 
The way mainstream media has covered major events of the past two decades leaves much to be desired. After the 9/11 attacks, rigid, insular debates and discussions too often replaced free and open discourse, creating an environment ripe for the rise of blogs.

The prominence of a “good” versus “evil”, “us” versus “them” discourse and the “clash of civilisations” theory made famous by political scientist Samuel Huntington, which claimed that Islam and the West were headed for conflict, limited the range of views covered by traditional media. Simultaneously, facing tough financial constraints, media has been increasingly consolidated in the hands of a few.

In response, there has been an unprecedented rise in blogs and social networks on the Internet, corresponding with the emergence of new technologies. This shift gave birth to a new kind of media – “citizen media” – which has created a paradigm shift in the way information is exchanged and opinions are expressed.

Blogs allow an increasing number of Internet users from different geographic and cultural backgrounds to participate in intercultural, transnational understanding – and to discover that we aren’t so different after all.
 
The polarised debate in mainstream media left little space for the mainstream voices that were desperately looking for common ground between those on both sides.

In this context, blogs provided an unexpected opportunity. More than just information sources; they became platforms for all points of view. By commenting on articles and posts, bloggers discovered commonalities as they connected with each other. They agreed, for instance, that terrorism is in essence counter to all religions' teachings, including Islam.
 
 
 
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Bridges Foundation Director's Interview by the Jewish Christian Pastor Ben Kok‏

Pastor Ben Kok is one of the biggest Zionists in Europe, a Dutch Jewish Christian Pastor who caused Dutch Muslims a lot of troubles

This is a recent interview he had with Bridges Foundation Director in Amsterdam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE2Z5vBmbSI


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Originally posted by Al-Cordoby

Bridges Foundation Director's Interview by the Jewish Christian Pastor Ben Kok‏

Pastor Ben Kok is one of the biggest Zionists in Europe, a Dutch Jewish Christian Pastor who caused Dutch Muslims a lot of troubles

This is a recent interview he had with Bridges Foundation Director in Amsterdam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE2Z5vBmbSI




Good vid.

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Originally posted by shamstar

Originally posted by Al-Cordoby

Bridges Foundation Director's Interview by the Jewish Christian Pastor Ben Kok‏

Pastor Ben Kok is one of the biggest Zionists in Europe, a Dutch Jewish Christian Pastor who caused Dutch Muslims a lot of troubles

This is a recent interview he had with Bridges Foundation Director in Amsterdam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE2Z5vBmbSI




Good vid.

Jazak Allah khair


How in the world can a person be a "Jewish Christian Pastor?  That just isn't possible.  If that is the claim of this person, I would hold him and anything he says/preaches suspect. 
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I agree that a "Jewish Christian Pastor" sounds a bit strange

But the dialogue itself is interesting, as despite the many differences between both sides, they managed to dialogue objectively and some misconceptions were cleared.

They also ended the talk in a positive way, which is very important




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Born in Turkiye and Fetullah Gulen is known as a conspirator with the US Government.  No one follows Sufism in Turkiye except for high ranking followers of Gulen (Erdogan and Gul/AKP party) 
Gulen is wanted in Turkey for trying to break down the secular progressiveness that is why he lives seculded on 25 acres in Poconos, PA.  The Americans have kept him around becuase of his connections with all the Central Assian Turkic countries where he has sprung up schools.
Gulen is public enemy to the Moslems.  he is worth $25 billion, a puppet of the Americans, he was the first Imman to give a interview in America about how the Turkish flotilla was not behaving correctly by breaking the Yahudi blockade.
I wouldn't send my children to any of his schools, he has over 600 schools worldwide to creat a 1 world order of Sufi.  Gulen is also from Southeast Turkey and there is reports he is Kurdish.  
My friend's cousin was promised a teaching job with him, but it was a strange arrangement.  For Hizmet the brothers have to pay part of their salary to Gulen. 
He is big besides schools he owns Media (Zaman, Fountain, ERBU TV and more)  which he is thought to control propaganda, he works along the arteries of the system, in the schools, media, poltiics and corporations.   Careful, I smell some problems here.  Check online to EX-Turkish Translator Sibel Edmond's whistleblower statements about Heroin smuggling from Turkey and funding the schools.
 
Our cultural center offers a good school for our children, it works out perfect because the parents are involved. 
 
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Majority of my Turkish people don't like or follow Gulen, this is why he has been hiding in seculsion in the USA with his $25 billion empire, in schools, media and banks he owns.

Besides being tied into the US and turkish government I would never trust him and his Sufism from Kurdish turkey.
I knew I remembered something else about Fetullah, it seems that this big scholar has NO EDUCATION beyond the 12th Grade.   If you like at the references scroll down in this article to number 51 - this was the big scandal with Gulen was his lawsuit Gulen Vs. US Homeland Security.  they would not give him a special status of educator but word is Gulen had friends at the American CIA that vouched for him .  
I don't trust this guy he is a tool of the American government and is all about the money and power.
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You may disagree with the Gulen movement if you don't like it

But the fact remains that the movement have offered quality education inside and outside Turkey, and have done a lot of social work for the poor

They are skilled in inter-faith dialogue, and this is important for good relations between Muslims and non-Muslims
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30 Days as a Muslim

An episode of the reality television show 30 days

It talks about a devoted Christian who had to spend 30 days with a Muslim family. See what is his point of view after and before this experience.

http://islamicmultimedia.blogspot.com/2007/01/30-days-as-muslim.html

Thanks for brother Shamstar for the link

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Interfaith Activities During ISNA's 46th Annual Convention

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UAE & Spain Forge Cooperation Agreement to Preserve Andalusian Cultural Heritage
 
 
 
A delegation from the UAE's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center in Abu Dhabi arrived in Madrid with the intention of putting a cooperation agreement into writing. The agreement was with major Spanish institutions in the fields of Arab-Andalusian knowledge, focusing on manuscripts, art, and Islamic architecture.

Muslim rule in Andalusia has historically been depicted as a golden era for the area, and has been credited for having fostered a peaceful coexistence amongst its people. It was thought to have promoted a culture of tolerance, a mutual understanding between civilizations and an exchange of science and views; essentially it served as a bridge linking Muslims to other cultural hubs. ...
 
 
On this occasion, Al Kaabi said: "Andalusia has been famed since old times for being rich in science and art. It is representative of the achievements that have helped to shape our universal quest to serve humanity. Andalusia has an important place in human history as it is seen as a region that encourages tolerance, coexistence and love between different civilizations. That's why it has been described as the 'Jewel of the World', a title that it has earned due to its spirit of coexistence and continuing cooperation."

In contrast to Spain's modern reputation for being inward-looking, Spaniards actually are curious about their North African past. Many wish to trace their ancestors back to the Moors and are proud of the magnificent Islamic architecture scattered across the country.


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