Fethullah Gulen’s Message of Condolences to Those Affected by Hurricane Florence

September 17, 2018 – I would like to offer my deepest condolences for those who lost loved ones and who were affected by the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Florence. I continue to pray for the safety and protection of everyone involved in this natural tragedy.

To those of us not affected, we must step-up and show compassion for our hurting brothers and sisters. We must support in any way we can the rescue and assistance programs to provide safety, comfort and support to the people affected to rebuild their losses.

May God, the most compassionate give unwavering strength to the people who are responding on the ground to the disaster and remedy the losses of the affected in the shortest time. 

About Fethullah Gülen

Fethullah Gülen is an Islamic scholar, preacher and social advocate, whose decades‐long commitment to education, interfaith dialogue and altruism has inspired millions in Turkey and around the world. Gülen is the honorary chairman of the Rumi Forum, Washington, DC and the Intercultural Dialogue Platform, Brussels, Belgium.

About Alliance for Shared Values

The Alliance for Shared Values (AFSV) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves as a voice for cultural organizations affiliated with Hizmet, a civil society movement inspired by prominent preacher and peace advocate Fethullah Gülen. The Alliance strives to promote peace and social harmony by helping reduce misinformation and false stereotypes about any or all ethnic, cultural and religious communities. To learn more about the Alliance, please visit www.afsv.org.

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