Hizmet really has expanded my understanding of what it means to be human.


Date posted: September 20, 2015

Kenneth Hunter is the Principal of the Prosser Career Academy High School. He studied theology at Chicago Loyola University and taught world religions in high schools. He served as the chairperson of Illinois State Board of Education Language Arts Assessment Advisory Council (2002-2012). He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago.

Summary:

“One of the passages I read in a book of Gulen, he was talking about where the battle for good and evil is, and he said, when we talk about apocalyptic events, that apocalyptic event occurs in the hearts of men and women, every moment of every day, where we have a choice to do evil, or to do good, where we have a choice to love, or not.”

“But putting love into the world, putting love into practice, making love not just a noun, but making love a verb, what a wonderful thing, because that affects community; that changes; that transforms. You know, I know by the people who have loved me, and that can start with family, and also with really good friends. I know that their love has transformed me and made me better. When I think of what Hizmet is about, and what I’ve come to know in that Movement and what I’ve seen through Niagara, it’s all about love. It’s not about anything else. It’s all about the transformation of people towards something better.”

“… as I understand the Hizmet Movement, the first thing that happens is a growth, a growing, a becoming of the individual, that leads him/her out into the world to affect community, to create community, to create, essentially, a neighborhood of love. And that is really important, especially now.”


*Produced by Spectra Media exclusively for Irmak TV, Atlas of Thoughts (Fikir Atlasi) connects the scholars, politicians, jurists, religious figures, journalists, and academics reflecting on Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen and the Hizmet Movement with the audience. Each episode features a person from a different segment of the society with diverse experiences regarding the Hizmet activities and its volunteers. If you are interested to hear about the Hizmet and Mr. Gulen from these people’s perspectives, do not miss this show!

Source: Spectra Media , May 12, 2014


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