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Is Anybody Out There?

Emre Celik | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Emre Celik

It's unfortunate when an organization tasked with providing help to the needy must ask for help itself. It's even more unfortunate when the help it seeks is rooted in deliberate and systematic suppression.

Yes, Love Is a Verb!

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Arzu Kaya Uranli

In today's diverse world, there are hundreds of social movements rooted in religious traditions as a tool of pluralism and Hizmet Movement, uniquely a Turkish and Islamic one, is only one of them. My take of it is that it is wonderful since we need many sincerely devoted hearts to make the world a better place.

Standing by the Education Rights of Schoolgirls

Alp Aslandogan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion
Alp Aslandogan

The kidnappings must serve as a reminder to all in the Muslim world of the important role that education plays in cultivating free societies and in protecting people against totalitarian, oppressive forces.

Blow to Press Freedom in Turkey

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 02.06.2014 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

"A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad." -Albert Camus The pr...

Humanity Needs a Touch of Magical Interfaith Dialogue

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Arzu Kaya Uranli

I'm not sure how many times I have been asked how I felt knowing that "Islam" was behind the bombing as far as many were concerned, since the bombers were Muslim.

The Crisis in Turkey?

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

What we are seeing is not a showdown between secularists and so-called Islamists or the demise of the secular state, but a process of normalization and the maturing of Turkey's democracy, institutions and the rule of law.