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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

MEDIA - Gulen : A model for other religions - Dirk Ficca

‘Gülen not only my hero, also a model for other religions’
22 November 2010, Monday / Hatice Avcı, Brussels

A leading American minister Dirk Ficca spoke to Today’s Zaman in Brussels last week.

A leading American minister has said all religions need an adherent like Fethullah Gülen, a Turkish-Islamic scholar whose teachings focusing on interfaith dialogue have been widely lauded around the world.
“He is not only my hero for what he has done for the Muslim societies but also [offers] a model for all other religions,” said Dirk Ficca, executive director of the Chicago-based Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, an international NGO aiming to cultivate better understanding between the world’s religious and spiritual communities by highlighting the similarities while also acknowledging the differences between them....