Part I: The Gulen (Hizmet) Movement Education Model and Interfaith/Intercultural Dialogue 1. Ethics in Engineering and Science: Fethullah Gulen's Model, Yetkin Yildirim 2. Peace Begins With You and Me, Marla Bryant Part II: Gulen (Hizmet) Movement Spirituality Comparisons 3. Fethullah Gulen and Fr. Basil Moreau: Sowing the Seeds for Religious Tolerance and Dialogue, James Puglisi 4. The Color of God, Whitney Bodman 5. Seeking the Lower Place: A Dialogue Between Fethullah Gulen's Understanding of Sufism and Franciscan Spirituality, Edward L. Shirley 6. Weaving Spiritual Diversity to Enhance Personal and Community Growth, Peter Barnes 7. Fethullah Gulen: An Islamic Ethic for Contemporary Society, Gregory Baum Part III: The Dreams Shared by the Gulen (Hizmet) Movement 8. A Muslim and Christian Interfaith Imperative: Stewardship of Creation Islam in the Contemporary World: The Fethullah Gulen Movement in Thought and Practice, Brice Balmer 9. Ottomanism and Fethullah Gulen: From Utopia to Reality, Dimitri Kitsikis 10. The Way of Dialogue and the Gulen Movement, M. Darrol Bryant 10. Dreaming for a Better World: Foreward to the Conference of October 24th, 2009, Angela Sumegi
Peter Barnes is coordinator of bereavement services at Eastern Health of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador and former professor in the Faculty of Human Sciences at St. Paul University. Gregory Baum is research associate at the Centre for Justice and Faith.
Spirituality has gained a momentum in post-modern times and societies, and this book explains how an Islamic spirituality is renewed in different areas by examining Turkish Muslim scholar Fethullah Gulen's ideas on education and dialogue. The role of faith-inspired movements in advocating the relevance of spirituality in modern debates and issues is demonstrated in this book. The book also translates the fascinating comparative examples into larger modern problems facing communities across the globe. This is a comprehensive analysis of one of the most influential Muslim scholars and thinkers' idea on spiritual action and thought. -- Erkan Toguslu, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven