What bonds the Alliance for Shared Values (AfSV) is its members’ commitment to shared values of humanity. The Alliance was formed by a group of individuals who were inspired by the life and works of Mr. Fethullah Gulen. Throughout Mr. Gulen’s career, he has contributed greatly to bringing together seemingly diverse groups through his teachings and dialogue efforts. Mr. Gulen believes that by learning about other faiths and cultures, people can come to understand that they share common values, and once these values are identified, they can be put into action for the benefit of society.
It is our hope that in focusing on the shared values of humanity rather than our differences, we can help to foster a deeper understanding and empathic acceptance.