Date posted: August 15, 2013
In a moment of respect and hope, Fethullah Gülen received the prestigious Manhae Peace Prize.
Journalists and Writers Foundation President Mustafa Yesil accepted the award on behalf of Gülen, who was not able to attend the ceremony due to health problems.
Yesil, who delivered a speech at the event, spoke highly of Gülen and his work with the Hizmet movement.
Gülen is a Turkish Islamic scholar well-known for his teachings promoting mutual understanding and tolerance between cultures.
He has pioneered educational activities in a number of countries, along with efforts to promote intercultural and interfaith activities around the world.
The goals and ideals of the Hizmet movement are to help people and to make lives better without expecting anything in return and to work for world peace.
Like his inspiring predeccessors, Gülen looks to continue his humanitarian goals and make the world a better place.
Source: Ebru News , August 14, 2013