Yes, Religion Can Still Be A Force For Good In The World
Date posted: June 18, 2014
Antonia Blumberg, Yasmine Hafiz
Bringing people together over a meal to celebrate diversityFounded by a group of Turkish-American businessmen and educators to honor the vision of their spiritual leader, Muslim scholar Fethullah Gulen, the Niagara Foundation organizes conferences, lectures, retreats and more to promote interfaith dialogue and awareness. One of the Foundation’s programs is called Abraham’s Tent and brings community members together across religions and cultures to share a meal and build multicultural friendships.
Mr. Gulen criticzed the Da Vinci Code and issued below statement: “Since the Enlightenment, reason has reigned supreme as the source of truth which is to be discovered by the human race on the basis of its own intellectual power. Truth coming directly from God as His revelation has been reduced to the level of myth […]
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