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

Financial Contributions to the Gulen movement

Oct 24 ’14

Motivation Driving the Financial Contributions to the Gülen movement

When asked why they give $1 million or more dollars each year to movement projects, the group of businessmen in Istanbul gave the following reasons: to make better human beings as Mr. Gülen encourages; to educate our youth; to please God; to earn a reward in the next life; to be part of a bigger movement to better the world; to provide hope to our people in Turkey and around the world.

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Gulen Movement Financing the Service Projects

Oct 4 ’14

Gülen Movement: Financing the Service Projects in the Spirit of Giving and Service

To accomplish the educational projects that Mr. Fethullah Gülen envisioned required human and financial resources. Teachers and principals were needed who were dedicated and committed to quality education and who were willing to make sacrifices to enhance the education of their students. Parents had to be willing to work with teachers and school administrators for common educational goals. And to achieve these goals philanthropic giving through the establishment of charitable trusts was necessary.

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Oct 13 ’13

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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Apr 18 ’12

Basic funding principles of the Gülen movement

Gülen 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. […]

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Mar 11 ’12

Funding Gülen-Inspired Good Works

Helen Rose Ebaugh & Dogan Koc 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 […]

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