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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)


26 October 2007

Parallel Session 1
(Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre)


Parallel Session 2
(Brunei Gallery B202)

The Gülen Movement in Redefining Turkey and Anatolian Muslimness   Euro-Islam, Identity and Integration
What Made the Gülen Movement Possible?
Mr Mustafa Akyol
  Turkish Muslims and Islamic Turkey: Perspectives for a New European Islamic Identity?
Dr Shanthikumar Hettiarachchi
The Influence of the Gülen Movement in the Emergence of a Turkish Cultural Third Way
Ms Marie-Elisabeth Maigre
  The Emergence of a Neo-Communitarian Movement in the Turkish Diaspora in Europe: Settlement and Competition Strategies of the Gülen Movement in France and Germany
Mr Emre Demir
The Fethullah Gülen Movement as a Transnational Phenomenon
Mr William Park
The Cultivation of Memory in the Gülen Community
Prof Marcia Hermansen
  Modern Ideals and Muslim Identity: Harmony or Contradiction? A Text Linguistic Analysis of Gülen's Teachings and Movement
Mr Gurkan Celik, Miss Kate Kirk & Mr Yusuf Alan
Discussion         Discussion      
Break   Break
The Gülen Movement, Secularism and Democracy
  Civility and Non-Violence in Gülen’s Thought and Practice
Fethullah Gülen: Kemalist and Islamic Republicanism and the Turkish Democratic Future
Prof Louis Cantori
  Robustness and Civility: Themes from Fethullah Gülen as Resource and Challenge for Government, Muslims and Civil Society in the UK
Prof Paul Weller
Performing “Moral Opposition”: Strategy and Identity in the Gülen Movement
Mr Mustafa Gurbuz
  The Work of Fethullah Gülen and the Role of Non-Violence in a Time of Terror
Dr Steve Wright
The Patterns of Interaction between Islam and Liberalism: the Case of the Gülen Movement
Mr Ramazan Kilinc
  Terrorism in Britain and the Choice for Policy Makers: Gülen's Ideas
Dr Asaf Hussain
Changing Perspectives on Islam and Secularism in Turkey: the AK Party and the Gülen Movement
Dr Ahmet Kuru
  A Sunni Muslim Scholar's Humanitarian and Religious Rejection of Violence Against Civilians
Dr Y Alp Aslandogan & Dr Bekir Cinar
Discussion         Discussion      
Break   Break
Gülen and Islam as Social Capital   The Gülen Movement in the Muslim World 1
Religion as a Source of Social Capital? The Gülen Movement in the Public Sphere
Mr Etga Ugur
  Gülen's Contribution to a Middle Way Islam in Southeast Asia
Mr Muhammad Nawab Osman
Civility in Islamic Activism: Towards a Better Understanding of Shared Values for Civil Society Development
Dr Wanda Krause
  Phnom Penh's Fethullah Gülen School as an Alternative to Prevalent Forms of Education for Cambodia's Muslim Minority
Dr Philipp Bruckmayr
“Islamic Puritanism” as a Source of Economic Development: Contributions of the Gülen Movement
Mr Selcuk Uygur
  Contributions of the Gülen Schools in Kyrgyzstan
Mr Ibrahim Keles
Social and Spiritual Capital of the Gülen Movement
Dr Talip Kucukcan
  The Gülen Movement: Its Nature and Identity
Mr Muhammed Cetin
Discussion         Discussion      


London School of Economics (LSE)


27 October 2007

Parallel Session 1
(Old Theatre)


Parallel Session 2
(Clement House D202)

Co-Existence and Dialogue   Education and Common Values in Practice
Islamic Prospects for Inter-religious Dialogue: The Contribution of Fethullah Gülen
Prof Douglas Pratt
  Funding Gülen-inspired Good Works: Demonstrating and Generating Commitment to the Movement
Dr Helen Rose Ebaugh & Mr Dogan Koc
Gülen's Response to the 'Clash of Civilizations' Thesis
Prof Richard Penaskovic
  The Educational Philosophy of Fethullah Gülen and Its Application in South Africa
Prof Yasien Mohamed
Giving Precedence to Common Points: The Limits of the Otherness in Fethullah Gülen's Dialogic Methodology for Interfaith Encounters
Dr Irina Vainovski-Mihai
  Turkmenistan's New Challenges: Can Stability Co-exist with Reform? A Study of Gülen Schools in Central Asia, 1997–2007
Dr Victoria Clement
Tolerance in the Theology and Thought of A J Conyers and F Gülen
Prof David Capes
  'A Station above That of Angels': the Vision of Islamic Education within Pluralistic Societies in the Thought of Gülen - A Study of Contrasts between Turkey and the UK
Prof Ian Williams
Gülen and Sources in Islam for Interfaith Dialogue
Prof Alan Godlas
Discussion         Discussion      
Break   Break
Ethics, Universal Values and Pluralism in Gülen’s Thought
  Gülen Movement in Peace Building and Conflict Resolution
Gülen Re-Thinking of Islamic Patterns and Its Socio-Political Effects
Mr Fabio Vicini
  Civilian Response to Ethno-Religious Terrorism
Mr Mehmet Kalyoncu
Gülen's Theory of 'Adab' and Ethical Values of the Gülen Movement
Mr Erkan Toguslu
  Dialogue Work through NI-TECA, A Gülen-inspired Organization Based in Northern Ireland
Mr Jonathan Lacey
Reviving the Suffa Tradition
Dr Rifat Atay
  A Bridge to Inter-Religious Co-operation: the Gülen–Jesuit Educational Nexus
Mr Michael Graskemper
In Defence of Universal Ethical Values and Principles
Dr Ali Paya
  Fethullah Gülen and His Global Contribution to Peace Building
Prof Zeki Saritoprak
Discussion         Discussion      
Break   Break   
Evaluation of Gülen's Thought and Methodology
  The Gülen Movement in the Muslim World 2
Striving in the Path of God: Fethullah Gülen's Views on Jihad
Prof Asma Afsaruddin
  Hira Magazine – Turkish in the Language of the Qur'an
Prof Paul Heck
Towards an Understanding of Gülen's Methodology
Prof Oliver Leaman
  Preaching by Example: Understanding the Gülen Hizmet in the Global Context of Religious Philanthropy and Civil Religion
Prof Greg Barton
Preachers of Dialogue: International Relations and Interfaith Theology
Dr Turan Kayaoglu
  Present and Potential Impact of the Spiritual Tradition of Islam on Contemporary Muslims: From Ghazali to Gülen
Dr Y Alp Aslandogan
The Place of the Gülen Movement in the Intellectual History
Mr Bruce Eldridge
  The Gülen Movement and Promoting Human Rights Values in the Muslim World
Mr Ozcan Keles



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