A Rare Meeting With Reclusive Turkish Spiritual Leader Fethullah Gulen
In an exclusive interview, the head of the Gulenist movement speaks on anti-Semitism, his particular brand of Islam, and why he's been in hiding for 14 years.
Mustafa Akyol who is the author of Islam without Extremes gave the numerous speech in Oklahoma. He has been Norman First Presbyterian Church, University of Central Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma Christian University. After these lectures he spoke at the Friendship Dinner & Award Ceremony which organized by Institute of Interfaith Dialog Tulsa chapter.
On October 18, 2012, The Institute of Interfaith Dialog in conjunction with the UMKC Division of Diversity Access and Equity, Raindrop Turkish House and The Fountain magazine hosted the 9th Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinner in the UMKC campus student union. Approximately 300 people of diverse nationalities and religious backgrounds gathered in the evening for a shared repast, conversation and presentations intended to further mutual understanding, common values and harmonious interaction among all peoples. (October 18, 2012, Kansas City, MO)
Q: What is the Institute of Interfaith Dialog?
A: IID grew out of the need to address the question, "How can citizens of the world live in peace and harmony?" The Institute aims to eliminate or reduce false stereotypes, prejudices and unjustified fears through direct human communication. We believe that, even in the digital era – and perhaps even now more than ever – direct interaction and dialog is the best way to build mutual understanding, trust and harmony.