A Universal Islamic Phenomenon in Turkish Religious Practice: the Fethullah Gulen Case

Apr 18 ’12

Basic funding principles of the Gulen movement

Hizmet started as a civil initiative in Turkey in 1970s in order to address local educational and cultural needs. Today, it is considered as a civil transnational movement operating beyond Turkish borders with activities in education, culture, and dialogue initiated by the students graduating from these schools and by those who are inspired. The movement […]

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Mar 25 ’12

How is money raised for Gülen-inspired projects: examples

Helen Rose Ebaugh & Dogan Koc Questions regarding the financing of numerous and expensive projects of the Gülen movement are periodically raised by both critics of the movement and newcomers to the movement who are invited to Gülen related events. Because of the large amounts of money involved in these projects, on occasion people have […]

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Mar 11 ’12

Funding Gülen-Inspired Good Works

Money behind the movement is provided by millions of people the world over who are committed to the ideas and ideals promoted by Gülen. The basic money-raising strategy in the movement consists in the establishment of local circles of businessmen, teachers, principals, professionals, and students who meet together regularly to discuss the works of Gülen […]

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