Category: Speaker Series

Turkish group supports democracy: Objections

We object to USA TODAY’s uninformed depiction of Hizmet (aka Gulen movement) (“Turkish faith movement secretly funded 200 trips for lawmakers and staff” and “U.S. lawmakers got suspect Turkish campaign cash”). Hizmet is a pro-democracy movement whose supporters have set up schools, medical centers and disaster relief agencies around the world. Mr. Fethullah Gulen, the …

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Fethullah Gulen Statement on Paris Terrorist Attacks

New York, November 14, 2015 – I strongly condemn the brutal terrorist attacks across Paris, France in the evening of Friday, November 13, that resulted in the deaths and dismemberment of hundreds of innocent people. Every terrorist activity, no matter where they occur, is a blow to the peace and tranquility of humanity everywhere. These …

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Muslims Must Combat the Extremist Cancer

Op-ed by Fethullah Gulen in Wall Street Journal As the group that calls itself Islamic State, known as ISIS, continues to produce carnage in the Middle East, Muslims must confront the totalitarian ideology that animates it and other terrorist groups. Every terrorist act carried out in the name of Islam profoundly affects all Muslims, alienating …

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Religion should be a unifying force and accepting each other really works…

On July 11, 2015 Multicultural Mosaic Foundation hosted a book signing and discussion event followed by a fast breaking dinner. About 85 people participated in the event. The moderator of the program was religious studies researcher and academician Dr. Sophia Arjana, and the discussions were the authors of the book Undivided, Patricia Raybon and Alana …

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He (Jesus) is one of the great prophets along with prophets Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Muhammad

Another exquisite dinner with speaker took place at MMF on April 19, 2015. It was a night of interfaith dialog with full of quality conversation, intellectual thought and academic knowledge. Delicious Turkish food and Turkish tea were inseparable components of the event as usual. The keynote speaker was Zeki Sarıtoprak, Professor of Islamic Studies, and …

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Fethullah Gulen Awarded 2015 Gandhi King Ikeda Peace Award

Islamic preacher honored for his commitment to humanitarianism Atlanta, April 9, 2015 – Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College awarded its prestigious 2015 Gandhi King Ikeda Peace Award to Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen in recognition of his life-long dedication to promoting peace and human rights. The chapel has been giving a community …

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Regardless of which religion the disrespectful acts are against, the religious leaders have the responsibility to condemn such acts openly

Aurora, Colorado: March 15th. Multicultural Mosaic Foundation organized on Sunday, March 15th, 2015 an interfaith panel discussion on respect for the sacred. The panelists were Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav, Reverend Paul Kottke, Imam Abdur-rahim Ali, and Attorney Dan Recht who discussed the recent events in Europe and the U.S from religious and secular perspectives. The moderator …

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Statement on Chapel Hill Shootings

Denver, February 12, 2015 – The Multicultural Mosaic Foundation strongly condemns the slaying of the three Muslim students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is heartbreaking to see the loss of young, innocent lives and to see the assault on peace and tolerance we so cherish in the U.S. Our thoughts …

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Denver Area Religious Leaders Affirm Muslim Statement That Condemns Violent Actions in France

January 15, 2015 For Immediate Release: Denver Area Religious Leaders Affirm Muslim Statement That Condemns Violent Actions in France Denver, CO As faith leaders, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Bahai, Buddhist and others, we affirm our strong working relationships that we have nurtured here in Denver, CO, over the past decade. On Monday, January 12, 2015, …

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Multicultural Mosaic Foundation Condemns the Actions of Gunmen in France

Denver, January 12, 2015 – Multicultural Mosaic Foundation abhors the actions and motives of three masked gunmen, who attacked the office of a French satirical newspaper in Paris on January 7th. The gunmen killed at least 12 people and left more injured. The publication, called Charlie Hebdo, recently published several cartoon depictions of the Prophet …

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