Category: Speaker Series

Multicultural Mosaic Foundation’s Statement Regarding Immigration Ban

We are deeply concerned with President Trump’s recent executive order, which temporarily restricts travel to the US from seven Muslim-majority nations. This ban prevents those refugees who have already undergone rigorous vetting from seeking refuge in the US, denying even the most vulnerable and traumatized victims of the Syrian civil war. This unilateral measure has …

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Mosaic supports South Denver High School

Immigrant students are three times more likely than native-born Americans to drop out of high school. While immigrants in the United States comprise only about one-tenth of the U.S. population ages 16 through 24, they account for one-quarter of the status dropouts in this age group. That is why Multicultural Mosaic Foundation has worked on …

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There cannot be a mention of democracy without upholding the rule of law, separation of powers, …

Fethullah Gulen’s op-ed in the Franch Le Monde concerning the recent accusations by the Turkish government: In the night of July 15th, Turkey has gone through the most catastrophic tragedy of its recent history as a result of the attempted military coup. The events of that night could be called as a serious terror coup. …

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Fethullah Gulen: I Condemn All Threats to Turkey’s Democracy

By FETHULLAH GULEN JULY 25, 2016 ARIS MESSINIS / AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES SAYLORSBURG, Pa. — During the attempted military coup in Turkey this month, I condemned it in the strongest terms. “Government should be won through a process of free and fair elections, not force,” I said. “I pray to God for Turkey, …

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Fethullah Gulen issued the following statement on the Orlando shooting attack

June 17th, 2016 I am shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific attack that took place in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. I unequivocally condemn this hate-driven terrorist attack and I share my revolt and disgust with billions of people around the world. Media reports stated that the attacker pledged allegiance …

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We Strongly Condemn the Heinous Attack on Innocent People in Orlando

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Orlando terror and hate attack. We condemn all forms of religious and other forms of extremism that teach hatred and incite violence. However, we need to do more than merely condemning these horrific acts and proactively take steps to counter the “cancer” of extremism. First, our …

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One such principle is that taking the life of a single innocent is a crime against all humanity

“Every terrorist act carried out in the name of Islam profoundly affects all Muslims, alienating them from fellow citizens and deepening the misperceptions about their faith’s ethos.” 2016 Around the Fountain series started with a compelling argument from Fethullan Gülen. Fethullah Gülen in his article “Muslims Must Fight Extremist Cancer” makes six suggestions for Muslims …

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Love is A Verb Screening in Colorado Springs on Feb. 11th

Story Love Is A Verb is an examination of a social movement of Sufi inspired Sunni Muslims that began in Turkey in the l960s and now reaches across the globe. The group is called Hizmet, the Turkish word for service or The Gulen Movement after its inspiration, leader and beloved teacher Fethullah Gulen, a man …

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The Gulen Movement: A Shared Bridge between the U.S. and Islam by Peter J. Mehl

A lively Around the Fountain program took place at Multicultural Mosaic Foundation on September 19, 2015. There were about fifteen participants, and they discussed the Fountain Magazine article The Gulen Movement: A Shared Bridge between the U.S. and Islam by Peter J. Mehl. Dr. Mehl is a Professor of philosophy and religion at the University …

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Muslims, we have to critically review our understanding of Islam.

Words fall short to truly express my deep sadness and revolt in the face of the carnage perpetrated by terrorist groups such as the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). I share profound frustration with a billion-and-a-half Muslims around the world at the fact that such groups commit terrorism while dressing up …

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