Saturday, March 4, 2017

hizmet movement gulen movement 101

The Gulen Movement (Hizmet Movement in Turkish) is a worldwide, non-political civic initiative rooted in the spiritual and humanistic tradition of Islam. Hizmet is inspired by the ideas and activism of Mr. Fethullah Gulen.
Love of all creation, sympathy for the fellow human, compassion, and altruism are the principles at the heart of the global movement. Free from association with states or government actors, it focuses on positive change in individuals for the betterment of society at large. Hizmet is distinguished for its support of democracy, its openness to globalization, and its progressiveness in seamlessly weaving tradition with modernity. Gulen describes Hizmet as “a movement of people united around high human values,” and disapproves of the attribution of the movement to his name.