International Conference on Hizmet Movement in Taiwan


Date posted: May 31, 2012

Formosa Institute and Taiwan Association of Islamic Studies (TAIS) are organizing a conference titled “Hizmet Movement and the Thought and Teachings of Fethullah Gülen: Contributions to Multiculturalism and Global Peace” to be held on December 8-9 2012 and calling for papers.

Objective

The need for peaceful coexistence among the people of various cultures has long been recognized. By focusing on Fethullah Gülen’s teachings, this conference aims to explore the appeal and impact of the Hizmet Movement’s (a.k.a. Gülen Movement or Volunteers Movement) worldwide initiatives to help people respond creatively to the profound social changes everywhere. These changes make the world an increasingly integrated place, while its people have different, often divided identities. A particular focus will be the movement’s long-established and ongoing projects dedicated to building trust and cooperativeness among the people of different faith traditions, and cultures. To explore the appeal, meaning, and impact of Fethullah Gülen’s thoughts and the Hizmet movement as exemplifying approaches to education, dialogue, peace, and charity that transcend and mediate traditional distinctions between diverse cultures.

This conference follows a series of very successful conferences on the Hizmet movement that are held at University of Southern California (2009), Georgetown University (2008), House of Lords & London School of Economics (2007), University of Oklahoma (2006) and Rice University (2005).

During the past several years, over 300 academicians around the world studied and presented on the impact of Hizmet movement over religious, cultural, social spheres of the world. The growing interest in this new exciting field led us to give attention and thus, we are convening another International Conference on the Hizmet movement with the title “Hizmet Movement and the Thought and Teachings of Fethullah Gülen: Contributions to Multiculturalism and Global Peace” on December 8-9, 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C. Please note that the abstract deadline is June 30, 2012.

Time:December 8-9, 2012

Place: Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Organizers:

Formosa Institute

Taiwan Association of Islamic Studies (TAIS)

Contact Information

Conference Coordinators: Dr. Nabil C-K Lin, National Chengchi University Osman Cubuk , Formosa Institute

Email: instituteformosa@gmail.com

Tel 1: 886-2-2735-0050

Tel 2: 886-2-2739-0173

Fax: 886-2-2735-0052

Click here to read more about the conference.


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