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

You will find below a list of web pages that belong the organizations inspired by Fethullah Gulen. As Hizmet Movement (aka Gulen Movement) is made up of organizations loosely connected to each other or not connected at all, there is not any central source that will give us a complete list of such organizations. As we find new web sites, we will add them to our list.

www.fgulen.com This is the most popular web on Gulen with very rich content from his biography to latest news on Gulen, Gulen Movement or Gulen Institutions.

www.hizmetnews.com The most up to date news portal that aggregates news on Gulen Movement.

The Alliance for Shared Values (AfSV) is a non-profit organization serving as a centralized platform for collaboration and a unifying voice for cultural, civic, and service organizations associated with the Hizmet social movement in the United States.

The Journalists and Writers Foundation
This organization is based in Turkey, composed of several platforms and organizes national and international programs. Fethullah Gulen is its Honorary President.

Golden Generation Worship & Retreat Center GGWRC is, where Fethullah Gülen lives, was founded by Turkish American Muslims living in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey area in 1993. It is used for religious and social activities and serves as a center of retreat from daily affairs.  FethullahGülen uses a room in the facility along with a guest room for his guests here.

This is very rich web site that gives up to date information on Gulen such as latest articles or remarks on him.

http://www.dialoguesociety.org/ Founded in 1999 in London, UK as a registered charity, the Dialogue Society is an organisation of research and civic engagement working to develop and deliver new ideas for dynamic, effective and meaningful dialogue to advance intercultural dialogue, community cohesion and proactive citizenship.

http://www.kimseyokmu.org.tr/ Kimse Yok Mu (Is anybody out there) is a humanitarian aid organization based in Istanbul. Kimse Yok Mu rushes to help the needy where ever they are on earth.

FG Forum is an online discussion board of issues related to Fethullah Gülen. By creating active discussions, FG Forum aims to offer in depth analysis on Fethullah Gülen and the Gülen Movement.

The Gülen Institute was established in October 2007 as a non-profit organization and a joint initiative of the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work and the Institute of Interfaith Dialog. The main goal of the Institute is to promote academic research as well as grass roots activity towards bringing about positive social change, namely the establishment of stable peace, social justice, and social harmony by focusing on the themes of education, volunteerism and civic initiatives.

The Instiute of Interfaith Dialog grew out of the need to address the question, “How can citizens of the world live in peace and harmony?” The Institute was established in 2002 as a 501-c-3 non-profit educational organization by Turkish-Americans and their friends. The Institute aims to eliminate or reduce false stereotypes, prejudices and unjustified fears through direct human communication. Toward these goals the Institute organizes academic and grass roots activities such as conferences , panels, symposia, interfaith family dinners and cultural exchange trips . Many participants of the Institute’s activities are inspired by the discourse and pioneering dialogue initiatives of the Turkish Muslim scholar, writer and educator Fethullah Gulen. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the Institute has branch offices in five states and representatives throughout the South-Central United States.

A web site that announces conferences on Gulen/Gulen Movement organized by Institute of Interfaith Dialog and Gulen Insitute.

A web site that announces conferences on Gulen/Gulen Movement in Los Angeles area.

A web site that announces conferences on Gulen/Gulen Movement in Chicago area.


Muslim World in Transitition. Contributions of the Gülen Movement – a conference organized at House of Lords, SOAS & LSE, United Kingdom in October 2007.

http://www.fgulenconference.org/ Making Peace In and With the World: The Role of the Gülen Movement in the Task of Eco-Justice. Department of Religion at Temple University and Philadelphia Dialogue Forum sponsored this conference on the theoretical and pragmatic meanings of peace in humanity with world in the case of Gülen’s thought and the Gülen Movement.

Gulen Conferences in Netherlands

Fethullah Gulen Chair in the Study of Islam and Muslim-Catholic relations. Official opening ceremony  was held at the Australian Catholic University on 23 November 2007

Rumi Forum was founded in Washington DC in 1999 with the mission to foster interfaith and intercultural dialogue, stimulate thinking and exchange of opinions on supporting and fostering democracy and peace all over the world and to provide a common platform for education and information exchange.

http://www.niagarafoundation.org/ A Gulen-insprired organization based in Chicago.

http://www.pearls.org/ Excerpts from Gulen’s works and speeches.

http://www.intercultural.org.au/ The Australian Intercultural Society (AIS) promotes interreligious and cross-cultural relations, harmony and social inclusion in the diverse multi-faith, multicultural communities in Australia, acting as a catalyst for social and policy change.


http://hizmetmovement.blogspot.com/ Here, you will find articles including news stories, academic works, commentary, and interviews on the Hizmet Movement (a.k.a. The Gulen Movement), and Fethullah Gulen.

http://gulenschools.org/ You will find information about schools around globe inspired by Mr. Gulen

http://gulentrial.org/ This web page is on a book, based on research and three weeks of personal interviews in Turkey and interviews in the United States, by Jim Harrington, explores the political trial of Fethullah Gülen, a moderate Turkish religious leader, and how that trial, which began in 2000 in an Ankara state security court (now disbanded) and ended in 2008 in a civil appeals court in his favor, helped to greatly expand civil liberties and democracy in Turkey.

http://www.pacificdialogue.org.ph/ Pacific Dialogue Foundation is a dialogue agent that serves in Philippines.

http://www.nigeriaconference2011.org/ Gulen Conference in Nigeria

http://www.turquoise.org.za/ Turquoise Harmony Institute was established in 2006 in order to foster relations among different faith and cultural traditions to contribute to the well being of humanity. It encourages and facilitates exchange of views and experiences between different parts of the society and engages in activities that are aimed at stimulating critical thinking and analysis of affairs affecting the lives all people.

http://www.indialogue.in/ Indialogue is an action and research-oriented dialogue and peace foundation, which was founded in New Delhi in 2005.

http://www.dialogoenmexico.org/ Centro de Intercambio Cultural y Educativo México Turquía

http://www.dialogueplatform.eu/ Intercultural Dialogue Platform (IDP) is a non-profit civil initiative aiming at mutual understanding and harmonious interaction among the people of different cultural backgrounds. IDP is based in Bruxelles, Belgium.

http://www.dialogs.fi/ Finland Dialogue Association that aims a fertile coexistence based on mutual respect, understanding and tolerance.

www.dialog-berlin.de (this site is in German Language) The Gulen -inspired intercultural dialogue organization in Germany.

http://mtds.org.my/ Malaysian Turkish Dialogue Society (MTDS) is an organization of research and civic engagement working to develop and deliver new ideas for dynamic, effective and meaningful dialogue to advance intercultural dialogue, community cohesion and proactive citizenship.

http://www.gulensymposium.org/ Conference on Gulen web site in Albania.

http://www.fid-az.org/  Intercultural dialogue organization in Arizona, USA

Formosa Institute operates in Taiwan to contribute to diverse and multicultural atmosphere of Taiwan by service and contribution to society with a dream of a cosmopolitan world of peace, tolerance, love and compassion.

South Carolina Dialogue Foundation South Carolina Dialogue Foundation (SCDF) is a non-profit organization established by Turkish-Americans. Its goal is to promote dialogue among people and towards issues that pertain to their lives. SCDF’s mainstay is to engage in educational activities about social and cultural matters. Founders of the SCDF are inspired by Fethullah Gulen’s philosophy of dialogue and peaceful and constructive coexistence.

Anatolia Cultural and Dialog Center, Hong Kong. ACDC serves societal peace, love, and friendship wisely and compassionately in support of human dignity and the common good by striving to bring forth the common values of humanity; values such as understanding, tolerance, respect, and compassion.

Dunaj Instytut Dialogu in Warsaw, Poland aims to promote dialogue between peoples. Danube Dialogue Institute is a non-governmental organization founded in 2008. The Foundation was founded by the Turkish community living for many years in Poland. Their goal is to strengthen intercultural dialogue and cooperation between representatives of different nations and religions. Only dialogue and mutual respect can make our life better.

Tevere Institute is a Non-Profit Organization, registered as “Cultural Association” in Rome, Italy. The Institute was founded in May 2007. The main goal of the Institute is to promote intercultural and interreligious dialogue and to bring together people from different religions, cultures, nations, views and ideologies. The Tevere Institute also organizes seminars on Christianity and dialogue for the Turkish people living in Europe. The Institute receives generous grants from Turkish companies trading with Italy.

Antalya Intercultural Dialogue Center (AKDIM) is an association that embraces everyone regardless of their religion, language, race, and social status. Its VISION is to establish dialogue, peace, love and tolerance in the society. Its MISSION is to bring together people at different platforms -from arts to sports, from trips to conferences- to contribute to harmony in the society.

Rumi Forum of Pakistan. Established with the sublime mission to foster inter-cultural dialogue and to provide a platform for education and information exchange, Rumi Forum takes its name from the 13th century Muslim scholar, luminary and Sufi, ‘Mevlana’ Jalaluddin Rumi. Rumi Forum welcomes all who have a desire to explore ‘the other’ in the spirit of the mutual respect and tolerance.