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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

VIDEO Thomas Michel talks on Fethullah Gulen

Thomas Michel has held the position of Secretary for Interreligious Dialogue in Rome and Ecumenical Secretary for the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences. He has extensively written and spoken on Fethullah Gulen on numerous occasions

In the below video Dr Michel tells a nice story of transforming communities and bringing people of all backgrounds together. This excerpt is from the Gulen Conference reception  in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Below is a summary Dr Michel presents about the papers present on Fethullah Gulen as the Washington DC conference held at Georgetown University.

Dr Michel provides a short comments on Gulen inspired schools at the Indonesia Conference.

Thomas Michel at the 'Mapping the Gülen Movement' in Amsterdam speaking on Fethullah Gulen's understanding of theology.

Dr Michel speaks about the values and ibadah, ubudiya and ubuda (worship and devotion) in the thought of Fethullah Gulen at the Chicago Conference.

Dr Michel interviewed at the Gulen Conference in Amsterdam, discussing example of how the Gulen Movement serves others and tells a story from the Philippines.

Thomas Michel summarizes some talks from the Houston, Texas conference 'Fethullah Gülen Movement in Thought and Practice-I'

Marywood University hosts a conference on Fethullah Gulen, where Dr Michel is interviewed for a television program

Fethullah Gulen: Following in the Footsteps of Rumi by Thomas Michel

*see also the below writings of Fethullah Gulen
The Necessity of Interfaith Dialogue by Fethullah Gulen
A Movement Originating Its Own Models by Fethullah Gulen

1 Core Values of the Gülen Movement: Worship and Servanthood
2 Love and Truth in Democratic Societies: Fethullah Gülen and Pope Benedict XVI on Social Questions
3 Fighting Poverty with Kimse Yok Mu
4 Fethullah Gulen: Following in the Footsteps of Rumi
5 Fethullah Gulen as Educator
6 The Gulen Movement: A Sufi-type Spirituality for Modern Societies
7 Two Frontrunners for Peace: John Paul II and Fethullah Gulen
8 Islam in the Age of Global Challenges: Alternative Perspectives of the Gülen Movement
9 Foreword to the book: Toward a Global Civilization of Love and Tolerance
10 The Wing of the Bird: Gülen on Sincerity
11 Sufism and Modernity in the Thought of Fethullah Gulen
12 The Contribution of Interfaith Dialogue to Peace Buildin
13 The Gülen Movement: Its Contribution at a Time of Global Tensions
14 The Gülen Community: a Dynamic Muslim Movement of Peace and Dialogue
15 What are the Paths to Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue
16 Peace and Dialogue in the Plural Society: Common Values and Responsibilities
17 Muslim Peace Leaders, Medieval and Modern: Rumi and Gulen
18 Gulen's Pedagogy and the Challenges for Modern Educators