Peaceful and harmonious coexistence is the ultimate ideal that unites all of humanity. In an increasingly globalized society, it is important to shift the discourse away from the things that divide, and instead focusing on our shared goal of peace and combating the prejudices that breed fear and violence.
Gulen has also consistently condemned the use of violence in religious rhetoric, and employing political, ideological, and religious reasons to justify acts of terror.
Mr. Gulen emerged as a voice of hope to communities in Turkey at a time of political and cultural conflict. It is in this tumultuous environment that his advocacy began to inspire individuals to uplifting their communities through positive action as opposed to targeting others who subscribe to various ideologies. Today, AfSV’s member organizations strive to promote peace and harmonious coexistence throughout the United States through charitable works and by creating opportunities for meaningful interactions among fellow humans.