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Religion, Civil Society And Politics In Turkey: Past And Present

When:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 12:00pm

Where:

Atlantic Institute, 1349 W Peachtree St NW Suite 1010 Atlanta GA 30309

Speaker:

Prof. Ori Soltes, Georgetown University

Dr. Mustafa Sahin, Istanbul Center

 

On Tuesday February 25, 2014 Dr. Mustafa Sahin and guest speaker Dr. Ori Soltes of Georgetown University came to a panel to explain and explore the continuously straining relationship between Muslim scholar Fethullah Gulen and the Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Go Eat Give - Destination Turkey

When:
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where:
794 Juniper Street Atlanta, GA 30308
Speaker:
Dr. Mustafa Sahin

Allow the Istanbul Center (in partnership with Atlantic Institute) and Go Eat Give to take you on a journey through Turkey right here in Atlanta.

Keynote address will be by Dr. Mustafa Sahin, director of academic affairs at the Istanbul Center.

Ticket includes family style dinner, speaker and entertainment. Cash bar. Free parking. Portion of proceeds benefit Go Eat Give, 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization that raises awareness of different cultures through travel, food and community service.

   
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Table of Abraham: The Importance of Prayer

In partnership with the Atlantic Institute, we held our first Table of Abraham program on October 1st 2013. The event topic centered around the Importance of Prayer through the three Abrahamic Traditions. As a representative from each tradition, we presented Rabbi Michael Bernstein - leader of Congregation Gesher L’Torah in Alpharetta; Dr. Graham WalkerJr. -professor of Theology and Philosophy at Mercer University and President for the Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary; and Imam Abdullah Antepli - the Muslim Chaplain of Duke University and founder and executive board member of the Muslim Chaplains Association.

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We Strongly Condem Terrorist Attack in Nairobi, Kenya

We are saddened to learn the terrorist attack in Nairobi, Kenya. We condemn it and hope that crimainals will be brought to justice. We mourn the loss of life and deplore senseless violence perpetrated in the name of religion which prohibits killing innocent individuals. 

Fethullah Gulen  also released a statement on the matter.

The following is from his message.Read more

   

We Strongly Condem Recent Attacks on Christians in Pakistan

We are saddened to learn the terrorist attack in Pakistan. We condemn it and hope that crimainals will be brought to justice. We mourn the loss of life and deplore senseless violence perpetrated in the name of religion which prohibits killing innocent individuals.

Fethullah Gulen also released a statement on the matter.

The following is from his message.Read more

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Exploring Faiths: A Presbyterian Christian Perspective

The world is getting smaller yet at the same time the people seem to be growing apart. Therefore we want to give representatives of the Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Baha'i, among others, communities the opportunity to introduce the greater Turkish and Muslim community to the richness of their faith traditions. Exploring Faiths program aims to bring people from different faith backgrounds together in harmony and overcome stereotypes between people of different religions.  This month's topic and guest:

A Presbyterian Christian Perspective by Tom Buchanan

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100 most influential people in the world

We are excited to share the exciting news that prominent Turkish scholar M. Fethullah Gülen was named as one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world in 2013. Mr. Gülen's reinterpretation of various facets of the Islamic tradition speaks to his contemporary Muslim audience, and his message of intercultural dialogue, community service and education inspires millions of people in his native Turkey and around the world.TIME recognized Gulen for "preaching a message of tolerance that has won him admirers around the world.

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Lecture Series

"Istanbul Center, in partnership with Emory University's Halle Institute and Middle Eastern & South Asian Studies department, welcomed Dr. Scott Alexander to lecture on "Which Religion Will Win; An End to Triumphalism in Christian-Muslim Relations." Dr. Alexander serves as Associate Professor of Islam and Director of the Catholic-Muslim Studies program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Read more...
   

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