Hizmet Movement


The Gulen Movement is a global network of volunteers, teachers, intellectuals, business people and students who are inspired by Fethullah Gulen’s philosophy based on dialogue and peaceful coexistence. The movement originated in Turkey in the late 1970s as local educational initiatives and moved on to open schools in 160 countries globally, so called “Gulen Schools“. This section of our website provides scholarly papers written on different aspects of the Gulen Movement as a social phenomenon. You can also read the writings by Fethullah Gulen from

1 A Comparison of Democratic Consolidation in Indonesia and Turkey Apr 25, 2014 Raja M. Ali Saleem
2 Turkey: Gatekeeper of the East and West Apr 25, 2014 Mitchell T. Zink
3 Conceptualizing Hizmet Apr 25, 2014 Annabel Hertz
4 “The Hizmet Movement and Social Movement Theory: Applicability or Irrelevancy?” Jan 04, 2014 Heather Marie Brown
5 The Gülen Movement and its Role in Turkish Civil and Political Society Jan 04, 2014 Walter Ratlif
6 Presidents versus Parliaments Jan 04, 2014 Paula Ganga
7 Decentralization and the Legacy of Turkish-Arab Separation after World War I Jan 04, 2014 Kate Danies
8 General Observation of Leadership Themes in Turkey by Marie Farley Jan 04, 2014 Marie Farley
9 Spiritual Leader in a Global Islamic Context Jan 05, 2010 Salih Yucel
10 Impressions from The Gülen Conference in Los Angeles Dec 11, 2009 Zeki Sarıtoprak (Rumi Forum, former President)
11 Intellectuals—the results Jul 08, 2008 Prospect Magazine
12 Turkish cleric Gülen tops intellectuals list Jun 23, 2008 Joshua Keating
13 Gulen Inspires Muslims Worldwide Jan 28, 2008 Oxford Analytica
14 The Urgency of Educational Reform in the United States of America: Lessons Learned from Fethullah Gülen Oct 05, 2006 Dr. Sheryl L. Santos
15 Gülen in Dialogue: Fethullah Gülen’s Ideas in the Context of the Larger Humanities Oct 04, 2006 Dr. B. Jill Carroll
16 “The Cry of the Nightingale” Fethullah Gulen – A Modern-Day Rumi? May 04, 2006 Catherine B. Eustis
17 Fethullah Gülen as a Servant Leader May 04, 2006 Gurkan Celik & Yusuf Alan
18 Tolerance Is Love: Gülen, Ghazali, and Rûmî Nov 12, 2005 Jane B. Schlubach
19 A Modern Turkish-Islamic Reformist Dec 28, 2004 Bekim Agai



Iftar Message from Hon Glen Elmes, Multicultural Minister

“I would like to extend, on this special special occasion, my greetings to all Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan. I was honoured to have been invited by the Queensland Intercultural Society to sponsor the first Newman Government’s Iftar Dinner at Parliament House and grateful for the opportunity to participate in the breaking of the daily fast. Queensland […]