Web pages, links on Gulen / Hizmet Movement

You will find below a list of web pages that belong the organizations inspired by Fethullah Gulen. As Hizmet Movement (aka Gulen Movement) is made up of organizations loosely connected to each other or not connected at all, there is not any central source that will give us a complete list of such organizations. As we find new web sites, we will add them to our list.

This is the most popular web on Gulen with very rich content from his biography to latest news on Gulen, Gulen Movement or Gulen Institutions.

www.gulenmovement.com A relatively new web site, which reflects scholarly views on Gulen Movement; an important resource for those who like learn about the Gulen (Hizmet) movement from different angles.

The Journalists and Writers Foundation
This organization is based in Turkey, composed of several platforms and organizes national and international programs. Fethullah Gulen is its Honorary President. (Shut down in 2016 by autocratic Erdogan regime as part of its crackdown on the Gulen Movement.)

The Alliance for Shared Values (AfSV) is a non-profit organization serving as a centralized platform for collaboration and a unifying voice for cultural, civic, and service organizations associated with the Hizmet social movement in the United States.

This is very rich web site that gives up to date information on Gulen such as latest articles or remarks on him.

GULEN 101 – Articles About Hizmet Movement

http://www.dialoguesociety.org/ Founded in 1999 in London, UK as a registered charity, the Dialogue Society is an organisation of research and civic engagement working to develop and deliver new ideas for dynamic, effective and meaningful dialogue to advance intercultural dialogue, community cohesion and proactive citizenship.

http://www.kimseyokmu.org.tr/ Kimse Yok Mu (Is anybody out there) is a humanitarian aid organization based in Istanbul. Kimse Yok Mu rushes to help the needy where ever they are on earth. (Shut down in 2016 by autocratic Erdogan regime as part of its crackdown on the Gulen Movement.)

The Gülen Institute was established in October 2007 as a non-profit organization and a joint initiative of the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work and the Institute of Interfaith Dialog. The main goal of the Institute is to promote academic research as well as grass roots activity towards bringing about positive social change, namely the establishment of stable peace, social justice, and social harmony by focusing on the themes of education, volunteerism and civic initiatives.

Dialogue Institute of the Southwest (formerly known as the Institute of Interfaith Dialog) grew out of the need to address the question, “How can citizens of the world live in peace and harmony?” The Institute was established in 2002 as a 501-c-3 non-profit educational organization by Turkish-Americans and their friends.

A web site that announces conferences on Gulen/Gulen Movement organized by Institute of Interfaith Dialog and Gulen Insitute.

A web site that announces conferences on Gulen/Gulen Movement in Los Angeles area.

A web site that announces conferences on Gulen/Gulen Movement in Chicago area.


Muslim World in Transitition. Contributions of the Gülen Movement – a conference organized at House of Lords, SOAS & LSE, United Kingdom in October 2007.

http://www.fgulenconference.org/ Making Peace In and With the World: The Role of the Gülen Movement in the Task of Eco-Justice. Department of Religion at Temple University and Philadelphia Dialogue Forum sponsored this conference on the theoretical and pragmatic meanings of peace in humanity with world in the case of Gülen’s thought and the Gülen Movement.

Gulen Conferences in Netherlands

Fethullah Gulen Chair in the Study of Islam and Muslim-Catholic relations, the Australian Catholic University, opened on 23 November 2007

Rumi Forum was founded in Washington DC in 1999 with the mission to foster interfaith and intercultural dialogue, stimulate thinking and exchange of opinions on supporting and fostering democracy and peace all over the world and to provide a common platform for education and information exchange.

A Gulen-insprired organization based in Chicago.

Excerpts from Gulen’s works and speeches.

The Australian Intercultural Society (AIS) promotes interreligious and cross-cultural relations, harmony and social inclusion in the diverse multi-faith, multicultural communities in Australia, acting as a catalyst for social and policy change.

http://hizmetmovement.blogspot.com/ Here, you will find articles including news stories, academic works, commentary, and interviews on the Hizmet Movement (a.k.a. The Gulen Movement), and Fethullah Gulen.

http://gulenschools.org/ You will find information about schools around globe inspired by Mr. Gulen

http://gulentrial.org/ This web page is on a book, based on research and three weeks of personal interviews in Turkey and interviews in the United States, by Jim Harrington, explores the political trial of Fethullah Gülen, a moderate Turkish religious leader, and how that trial, which began in 2000 in an Ankara state security court (now disbanded) and ended in 2008 in a civil appeals court in his favor, helped to greatly expand civil liberties and democracy in Turkey.

http://www.pacificdialogue.org.ph/ Pacific Dialogue Foundation is a dialogue agent that serves in Philippines.

http://www.nigeriaconference2011.org/ Gulen Conference in Nigeria

http://www.turquoise.org.za/, located in South Africa, Turquoise Harmony Institute was established in 2006 in order to foster relations among different faith and cultural traditions to contribute to the well being of humanity. It encourages and facilitates exchange of views and experiences between different parts of the society and engages in activities that are aimed at stimulating critical thinking and analysis of affairs affecting the lives all people.

http://www.indialogue.in/ Indialogue is an action and research-oriented dialogue and peace foundation, which was founded in New Delhi in 2005.

http://www.dialogoenmexico.org/ Centro de Intercambio Cultural y Educativo México Turquía

http://www.dialogueplatform.eu/ Intercultural Dialogue Platform (IDP) is a non-profit civil initiative aiming at mutual understanding and harmonious interaction among the people of different cultural backgrounds. IDP is based in Bruxelles, Belgium.

http://www.dialogs.fi/ Finland Dialogue Association that aims a fertile coexistence based on mutual respect, understanding and tolerance.

Forum Dialog (this site is in German Language) The Gulen -inspired intercultural dialogue organization in Germany.

http://mtds.org.my/ Malaysian Turkish Dialogue Society (MTDS) is an organization of research and civic engagement working to develop and deliver new ideas for dynamic, effective and meaningful dialogue to advance intercultural dialogue, community cohesion and proactive citizenship.

http://www.gulensymposium.org/ Conference on Gulen in Albania.

http://www.fid-az.org/  Intercultural dialogue organization in Arizona, USA

Formosa Institute operates in Taiwan to contribute to diverse and multicultural atmosphere of Taiwan by service and contribution to society with a dream of a cosmopolitan world of peace, tolerance, love and compassion.

South Carolina Dialogue Foundation (SCDF) is a non-profit organization established by Turkish-Americans. Its goal is to promote dialogue among people and towards issues that pertain to their lives. SCDF’s mainstay is to engage in educational activities about social and cultural matters. Founders of the SCDF are inspired by Fethullah Gulen’s philosophy of dialogue and peaceful and constructive coexistence.

Pearl Institute (formerly known as Anatolia Cultural and Dialogue Centre), Hong Kong, is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization established in 2015 as a non-profit educational organization by dedicated entrepreneurs.

Dunaj Instytut Dialogu in Warsaw, Poland aims to promote dialogue between peoples. Danube Dialogue Institute is a non-governmental organization founded in 2008. The Foundation was founded by the Turkish community living for many years in Poland. Their goal is to strengthen intercultural dialogue and cooperation between representatives of different nations and religions. Only dialogue and mutual respect can make our life better.

Tevere Institute is a Non-Profit Organization, registered as “Cultural Association” in Rome, Italy. The Institute was founded in May 2007. The main goal of the Institute is to promote intercultural and interreligious dialogue and to bring together people from different religions, cultures, nations, views and ideologies. The Tevere Institute also organizes seminars on Christianity and dialogue for the Turkish people living in Europe. The Institute receives generous grants from Turkish companies trading with Italy.

Antalya Intercultural Dialogue Center (AKDIM) is an association that embraces everyone regardless of their religion, language, race, and social status. Its VISION is to establish dialogue, peace, love and tolerance in the society. Its MISSION is to bring together people at different platforms -from arts to sports, from trips to conferences- to contribute to harmony in the society. (Shut down in 2016 by autocratic Erdogan regime as part of its crackdown on the Gulen Movement.)

Rumi Forum of Pakistan. Established with the sublime mission to foster inter-cultural dialogue and to provide a platform for education and information exchange, Rumi Forum takes its name from the 13th century Muslim scholar, luminary and Sufi, ‘Mevlana’ Jalaluddin Rumi. Rumi Forum welcomes all who have a desire to explore ‘the other’ in the spirit of the mutual respect and tolerance.

Mekong Dialogue Institute, Cambodia, is a non-profit organization established in 2013 to promote peace and contribute to a peaceful coexistence of the adherents of different faiths, cultures, ethnicities and races. We promote education, discussion and exchange of information and opinion including as diverse range of viewpoints as possible in our activities such as dialogues, social projects, conference, education and contest.

Nile Dialogue Platform Located in Kampala, UgandaNile Dialogue Platform was founded in 2009 with the mission to foster interfaith and intercultural dialogue, stimulate thinking and exchange of opinions on supporting and fostering pluralism and peace all over the world and to provide a common platform for education and information exchange.

Ufuk Dialogue Foundation was founded in 2011 in Nigeria. With the mission to foster interfaith and intercultural dialogue, stimulate thinking and exchange of opinions on supporting and fostering democracy and peace all over the world and to provide a common platform for education and information exchange.

The Atlantic Institute is a non-profit organization headquartered in Atlanta, GA whose goal is to facilitate dialogue and bridge cultures from both sides of the Atlantic.  In order to reach a more understanding and accepting coexistence of cultures, theAtlantic Institute believes it is necessary to embrace diversity and build tolerance. TheAtlantic Institute wants to foster awareness for differing beliefs, traditions, and opinions. Through its other branches in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina, it is dedicated to building cross-cultural and interfaith dialog for a more inclusive society.

Golden Generation Worship & Retreat Center was founded by Turkish American Muslims living in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey area. GGWRC looks to a future where the Muslims of America live Islam with a depth that nourishes their spirits, a diversity that is a cause for celebration, a delight that sustains the quest for increased knowledge, and with such understanding, compassion, and empathy that Islam in America is an integral part of our common ground.

Intercultural Dialogue Institute, Canada, is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to advance social cohesion via(through) personal interaction by promoting respect and mutual understanding among people of all cultures and faiths through dialogue and partnership.

Thailand Achievement Institute (TAI) was established in August 2013 with an aim of promoting peaceful co-existence of different walks of life regardless of ethnicity, faith, color, or culture; and mutual understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of one another’s beings, point of views and perspectives.

The Brazil -Turkey Cultural Center (CCBT) is a non-governmental organization, founded in May 2011 by a group of Turkish and Brazilian in order to promote intercultural understanding, dialogic interaction and social cohesion. It organizes cultural, social and academic activities.

The International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC) is the largest and most prominent organization for promoting world languages and cultures. It is dedicated to cultivate and educate the youth and create a platform to share their cultural heritage with their peers around the world.

Turkish Cultural Center, Singapore, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promote harmony in multicultural Singapore since its establishment in 1999. TCC organizes various social and cultural activities to introduce, promote and inform people in Singapore with the history and culture of Turkey. It aims to further and strengthen the friendship among the people of Singapore and Turkey by promoting a better understanding based on mutual respect and by bringing people from all walks of life together in an open dialogue.

Harmony Institute, Kenya, is a non-profit NGO operating for promoting inter-cultural dialogue and tolerance among the people at grassroots level. HI is an independent, non-partisan institution which has no organic bond with any other organization; however, in principle it may cooperate with governmental or non-governmental organizations which share similar objectives as HI. HI defines dialogue as striving for understanding and acceptance of all peoples of the world by meeting on the grounds of being human.

Movimento Hizmet: A website on Hizmet movement in Portuguese and it is based in Brazil.

Istanbul Cultural Center, Korea: maintains friendly relations between the two countries that have been handed down from the past , and
conducts various activities such as academic exchange activities, cultural history courses, exhibitions and festivals, excursion programs between Korea and Turkey , essay contests, and major anniversary celebrations for both countries. It was established in 1998 as a private cultural center that serves as a bridge between the two countries.

Pearl of the Islands (PIF), New Zealand, works comprehensively to celebrate diversity and advance social cohesion between cultures to contribute to the educational, cultural and overall social well-being of Aotearoa through its established institutions, platforms, and activities.

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