Third Annual Conference on Islam in the Contemporary World:
The Fethullah Gülen Movement in Thought and Practice
November 3, 2007, University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.
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Third Annual Conference on Islam in the Contemporary World:
The Fethullah Gulen Movement In Thought and Practice
November 3, 2007
University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas

  November 3
Saturday
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Session I
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Coffee Break
10:40 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Session II
12:25 p.m. - 1:25 p.m. Luncheon
1:25 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Session III
3:10 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. Coffee Break
3:20 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.
Session IV
 
Program Details
SATURDAY, November 3, 2007
  Session I: Women & Education
Session Chair and Discussant:
8:30 - 8:45 Opening Remarks
8:45 - 10:30 Turkish Women and Headscarves: A Lesson in Tolerance: J. Kimmel, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
"Second Rabia's"  Women's Gratitude, Compassion, and Altruism: Sister M. A. Kirk, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
Fethullah Gülen: A Vision of Transcendent Education: C. Nelson, Kean University, NJ
Gulen Movement and School Financing: V. Uysal, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Q&A
10:30 - 10:40 COFFEE BREAK
  Session II: Dialogue
Session Chair and Discussant:
10:40 - 12:25 Interfaith Dialog for Muslims and Catholic Christians: V. G. Burnett, & Y. Yildirim, The University of Texas at Austin, TX
Inter-religious Dialogue with the Fethullah Gülen Movement: J. B. Ball, St Mary's University, San Antonio, TX
Giants of Light: Fethullah Gulen and Meister Eckhart in Dialogue: J. J. Rogers, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Fethullah Gülen and Interfaith/cultural Dialog: The Lubbock Christian University Experience: J. D. Long, Lubbock, TX
Q&A
12:25 - 1:25 Luncheon
  Session III: Political
Session Chair and Discussant:
1:25 - 3:10 A Contemporary Solution to "New Terrorism": H. T. Arslan, Sam Houston State University, TX
Civil Society as a Potential Remedy for Conflict: The Kurdish Issue and The View of Fethullah Gulen: R. Shaykhutdinov, Florida Atlantic University, FL
Understanding the Hizmet Discourse of the Gulen Movement: M. Kalyoncu,  Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Present and Potential Impact of the Spiritual Tradition of Islam on Contemporary Muslims: From Ghazali to Gülen: A. Aslandogan, The Institute of Interfaith Dialog, TX
Q&A
3:10 - 3:20 COFFEE BREAK
  Session IV: Tolerance
Session Chair and Discussant:
3:20 - 5:05 Tolerance in The Theology and Thought of A. J. Convers and Fethullah Gulen: D. Capes, & P. Luu, Houston Baptist University, TX
The Noahide Laws and Tolerance: A. C. Epstein, MD, Lubbock, TX
The Virtue of Tolerance: An Aristotelian Approach: H. J. Curzer, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Spiraling Upward, Toward the Center: G. M. Rieke, Kansas
Q&A
 
     
  University of Texas at San Antonio  
 
 
  St. Mary University  
 
 
  University of the Incarnate Word Liturgical Outreach  
 
 
  The Institute of Interfaith Dialog  
 
 
  The Gülen Institute  
 
 
  Atlas Interfaith Foundation