Invitation for a Talk “Inter-Faith Dialogue and Education for Peace”

Invitation for a Talk “Inter-Faith Dialogue and Education for Peace”

Invitation for a Talk “Inter-Faith Dialogue and Education for Peace”

Observer Research Foundation Mumbai


Indialogue Foundation

Cordially invite you to attend a Talk

Inter-Faith Dialogue and Education for Peace:

Message of the Hizmet Movement inspired by Fethullah Gulen

by Dr. Ibrahim Aytac Anli

Secretary General, Abant Platform, Journalists and Writers Foundation, Turkey

Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 6 pm

Venue: Observer Research Foundation Mumbai  NKM International House, 5th Floor, 178, Backbay Reclamation,Babubhai Chinai Marg

About the Topic: Hizmet (“Service” in Turkish) Movement is a transnational network of educational and social service activities inspired by the teachings of Fethullah Gulen, a renowned Islamic scholar. It has made significant contributions to promotion of the universal values of peace and non-violence through inter-faith dialogue both in Turkey and around the world. Gulen has raised his voice of condemnation repeatedly against terrorism, religious extremism and civil wars, which have caused enormous destruction in Iraq, Syria and other parts of West Asia and North Africa. Dr. Anli’s talk, followed by discussion, will focus on Hizmet volunteers’ peacemaking of activism especially in the fields of interfaith dialogue and modern education.

About the speaker: Dr. Ibrahim Aytac Anli is Secretary General of the Abant Platform and Journalists and Writers Foundation, which is a highly influential non-governmental and nonpolitical organization in Turkey. Through the Foundation’s Abant Platform, he has been actively promoting inter-faith dialogue in many parts of the world. Dr Anli received his PhD in International Relations at Turgut Özal University. He has worked at the Rumi Forum in Washington DC and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For more information, please visit and

About Indialogue Foundation: Indialogue Foundation was founded in 2005 in New Delhi, by a group of Turkish and Indian people inspired by sensible and spiritual thoughts of the eminent scholars and spiritual leaders of the world, to promote and to encourage international, intercultural and interfaith dialogue and cooperation. Through its initiatives, Indialogue envisions to eliminate illiteracy, poverty and polarization, which are prime causes of all social problems. The Foundation contributes to information exchange and networking on all these issues and this evening’s talk is a collaborative effort between ORF and Indialogue. Indialogue Foundation has offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

About Observer Research Foundation Mumbai: Observer Research Foundation Mumbai is an independent public policy think tank pursuing research and advocacy in six broad areas: Education, Public Health, Inclusive Development, Urban Renewal, Youth Development and Promotion of India’s Priceless Heritage of Art and Culture. ORF has produced a large body of acclaimed reports and publications