Fethullah Gülen is a learned Turkish, a preacher, writer, and activist.
He is the author of a dozen books, hundreds of articles on Islam, on education civic engagement. According to Gülen, books and ideas have a meaning only when they are transformed into action. And the actions begin with education of individuals to help them become good citizens and deploy their skills at the service of society.
In nearly five decades, he encouraged the people around him to invest in education and to serve humanity. Today, there are over a thousand educational institutions, humanitarian aid, centres of interreligious and intercultural dialogue founded worldwide by his supporters.
A key question comes to mind. How Gülen happens to motivate millions of people around the world to serve humanity at the global level? His answer to this question reflects an important fact about the acceptance in the world of his ideas. According to him: "the secret of this movement must be sought in the credibility of the works. These people gather to serve mankind and fight against its common problems, such as ignorance, poverty and conflicts. ».
Gülen categorically condemns violence and terrorism.
"A Muslim cannot be a terrorist and a terrorist can not be a Muslim" is the basis of his thinking. He imagines the universal peace as an ultimate destination to which it is necessary to allocate and asked all his friends to take the path to this destination… each of which can move at their own pace.
It considers that democratic elections are the only way to change the power up and eagerly encourages education in mathematics and science. As a leader in the Muslim world, Gülen argues that democracy and science must play an important role in the integration of Muslim societies in global issues.
Gülen also considers the inter-religious dialogue as one of the factors key to the establishment of peace in the world. Indeed, a large part of the people who attend his supporters are not Muslims. For example, after visiting a zone of conflict between Muslims and Christians in the Philippines, the Rev. Thomas Michel, said: "the traveler who enters the centre éducatif view an island of peace, tolerance and an excellent education, with Muslims and Christians teachers pursuing all very high quality education for more than a thousand of Muslim and Christian children. '' For me, this is an excellent example of the contribution that makes inter-religious dialogue in the establishment of peace.