Turkish Cultural Center to hold ‘Henna Night’ fundraiser for water well construction in Africa


Date posted: June 8, 2015

WEST HAVEN

The Turkish Cultural Center of West Haven http://turkishculturalcenterct.com/ will hold a “Henna Night” fundraiser — for ladies only — Saturday night to raise money to benefit Embrace Relief’s projects to build water wells to provide clean drinking water for villages in Africa.

The event begins at 6 p.m. The center is at 727 Campbell Ave. Tickets are $25. RSVP to [email protected], said Fatma Demir, events coordinator for the cultural center, in a press release.

All the contributions will be donated towards construction of a water well in Africa.

In Africa, “3.4 million people … die each year due to lack of access to clean water,” Demir said. “Embrace Relief is working on water well projects to help people get access to clean drinking water.

According to Demir, the cultural center’s aim “is to build a world where love, tolerance and understanding conquers all. As part of our vision and mission as Turkish Cultural Center, we want to take our values that is dear to our hearts and help people around the world that is in need of help.”

Source: New Haven Register , June 5, 2015


Related News

Biden’s office refutes Turkish minister’s claim that US has proof Gülenists plotted coup

US Vice President Joe Biden’s office refuted a claim made by Bekir Bozdağ, justice minister of Turkey, who said on Thursday night that Biden had confirmed that substantive information on the involvement of US-based Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen had been received by the US as part of an extradition request submitted by Ankara this month.

Gülen movement can serve as bridge between Islamic and secular nations, intellectuals agree

Amid ongoing efforts by the Turkish government to close down schools opened by Turkish entrepreneurs linked to the faith-based Gülen movement, also known as the Hizmet movement, intellectuals and academics across Europe at a symposium in Germany agreed that thanks to its worldwide educational activities, the movement can serve as a bridge in promoting interreligious and interethnic dialogue between Islamic countries and secular ones.

[Part 4] Gülen calls for respect of diversity in Turkey to end polarization

Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, who has inspired the popular civic and social movement called Hizmet, called for the respect of diversity in Turkey, expressing his concern over growing polarization in society.

Hizmet Symposium: Academics Foster Peacebuilding Advocacy

Hizmet, or service, is one of the largest social movements in the world. The Rumi Forum organized an international symposium called the “Hizmet Movement and Peacebuilding for Global Cases” at the National Press Club Ballroom in Washington D.C. Academics and scientists from more than 20 countries presented topics covering the impact of Hizmet Movement to […]

From political Islam to Islamic terrorism: Is there a way out?

The declaration of the “Islamic state” and the “caliph” under the leadership of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), now called the IS, in the contagious parts of Iraq and Syria has brought the issue of Islamic militancy and terrorism to the center stage of Middle Eastern politics.

PBS airs story on Gülen movement

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) program Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly featured a story on the Gülen movement on Friday, quoting well-respected American observers, as well as the movement’s members and admirers. The 10-minute-long story by PBS correspondent Luck Severson gave information on the movement, which is a group of volunteers engaged in interfaith and intercultural dialogue […]

Latest News

This notable Pocono resident has been living here in exile since 1999

Logistics companies seized over Gülen links sold in fast-track auction

That is Why the Turkish Government could Pay 1 Billion Euros

ECtHR rules Bulgaria violated rights of Turkish journalist who was deported despite seeking asylum

Fethullah Gülen’s Message of Condolences in the Wake of the Western European Floods

Pregnant woman kept in prison for 4 months over Gülen links despite regulations

Normalization of Abduction, Torture, and Death in Erdogan’s Turkey

Turkey’s Maarif Foundation illegally seized German-run school in Ethiopia, says manager

Failed 2016 coup was gov’t plot to purge Gülenists from state bodies, journalist claims

In Case You Missed It

Turkey’s Armenian Community: We are ready to be cultural bridge between people of Turkey, US

A coup was launched from here? Intrigue in rural Pennsylvania

UK Clears Gulenists Of Turkey’s ‘Coup’ Accusations

Political thunder from Turkey rumbles all the way to New Orleans

Kimse Yok Mu lends helping hand to 3,000 orphans in 4 countries

Kimse Yok Mu provides eid meat for needy Thais

9 Months imprisonment for hate crimes against Gülen Movement in Germany

Copyright 2021 Hizmet News