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JOIN >> Embrace Relief, in collaboration with Bay Area Cultural Connections and Pacifica Institute Northern California, plan to send emergency supplies and humanitarian aid to those who have been affected by these wildfires.
Students attend a school run by Hizmet participants.
Access to quality education in a safe environment is an integral part of
improving the lives of individuals in underserved communities.

The Alliance for Shared Values is a non-profit umbrella organization that serves as a voice for civic and service organizations associated with the Hizmet social initiative in the U.S.
We support the principles of democracy, equal opportunity and emphatic acceptance of religious and cultural diversity.

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Fethullah Gulen’s video message for International Women’s Day

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Standing by the Education Rights of Schoolgirls

Alliance for Shared Values President Alp Aslandogan’s most recent column in The Huffington Post.

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What Went Wrong With Turkey

This special issue offers an alternative narrative to what really happened on the night of the attempted coup.

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Muslims Must Combat the Extremist Cancer

Gulen says Muslim must denounce terrorism, defend human rights and promote education.

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Fethullah Gulen The New York Times OP-ED

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

The New York Times OP-ED by Fethullah Gulen

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Muslim’s Responsibility in Countering Violence

Gulen Chair at Leuven University in Belgium published a compilation of Gulen’s essays on terrorism, just war and Muslim’s responsibility in countering violence

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Healthcare Service Around the World

Hizmet volunteers in Africa offer much-needed cataract surgeries to patients at no cost.

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Water Well Uganda

Embrace Relief, a Hizmet affiliated relief and aid organization dedicated a water well in Uganda to the memory of James Foley.

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Fethullah Gulen’s Video Message to World Affairs Council

Follow the link to read transcript of the Gulen’s video message to WAC

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