The Fifth International Conference on Islam in the Contemporary World:
The Gülen Movement in Thought and Practice
March 6-7, 2009, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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The Fifth International Conference on Islam in the Contemporary World:
The Fethullah Gulen Movement In Thought and Practice
March 6-7, 2009
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
FRIDAY, March 6, 2009
12:00 - 5:00 Picking up participants from the airport & Hotel check-in
5:00 - 6:30 Registration at Atlas Cultural Center
6:45 - 9:00 Opening Reception for the Conference and Grand Opening of Atlas Cultural Center, 7712 Goodwood Blvd.
7:30 - 8:00 Keynote speech by Honorable Senator Mary Landrieu
 
SATURDAY, March 7, 2009
8:00 - 8:45 Registration at Atlas Cultural Center
8:50 - 9:00 Conference Opening - Mehmet Ulupinar
  Session I: Intellectual Foundations of Gulen Movement
Session Chair: Dr. Yetkin Yildirim
9:00 - 10:15 Intellectual Development of Fethullah Gülen: Dr. Faruk Tuncer (to be presented by Dr. Erkan Kurt)
Hikma, Hokmah, Sophia as an Abrahamic Ethic for Life Fethullah "Gülen in Dialogue with the Wisdom Traditions of Judaism and Christianity": Dr. J. McMaster
The Sentinels on the Parapet of The Consciousnesss of Fethullah Gulen: Dr. John Haughey
Q&A
10:15 - 10:45 COFFEE BREAK
  Session II: Social Impacts of Gulen Movement
Session Chair: Dogan Koc
10:45 - 12:00 Dialoguing Across the World: Using the Gulen Model to Expand Cultural Horizons of Secondary Students: Dr. Tom Gage
Incremental Hope:the Gülen Movement in Diyarbakir, Elazig, and Malatya as a Model for Social Reform: Dr. Mark Webb
Gulen’s Methods of Interfaith Dialogue: Dr. Yetkin Yildirim
Q&A
12:00 - 1:00 Luncheon
1:00 - 1:20 Invited talk - Dr. Martha Ann Kirk
  Session III: Gulen Movement as a Bridge between Faith Groups
Session Chair: Dr. Michael Fontenot
1:20 - 2:30 A Muslim and Christian Interfaith Imperative - Stewardship of Creation: Dr. Larry Ulrich
Interfaith Relations in the Thought of M. Fethullah Gulen: Dr. R. Penaskovic
Then Which of Your Lord’s Blessings Shall We Deny? Dr. Whitney Bodman
Q&A
2:30 - 3:00 COFFEE BREAK
  Session IV: Case Studies
Session Chair: Dr. Kingsley Esedo
3:00 - 4:15 The Gülen Agenda For Peace: Dr. Charles Isbell
The Need for Interfaith Dialogue in Kosovo: The Contributions of Gulen Movement: Jeton Mehmeti
Family Law and the Changing Role of Women in Moroccan society: Dr. Touria Khannous
Q&A
4:15 - 4:45 Closing Speech - Dr. Karen Fontenot
 
     
  Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs  
 
 
  Louisiana State University  
 
 
  Southern University and A&M College  
 
 
  Southeastern Louisiana University  
 
 
  The Institute of Interfaith Dialog  
 
 
 
 
  Atlas Foundation