Abant Africa Forum Calls for Freedom of Expression and Respect for the Sacred

Abant Africa Forum Calls for Freedom of Expression and Respect for the Sacred

The 32nd Abant Platform forum, which took place in Addis Ababa on March 8-9, 2014, confirmed its commitment to the respect for sacred values and the encouragement of freedom of religion by international and regional organizations. Read more
Lecture Discusses Turkish Modernization and Women's Identity

Lecture Discusses Turkish Modernization and Women's Identity

On February 3, 2012, the JWF Women's Platform in Istanbul hosted Professor Roger Friedland and his students from New York University's Abu Dhabi campus. The visit was part of the students' field research titled "Religion from the Perspectiv Read more
JWF Shares Interfaith Experiences at UN Peace Forum

JWF Shares Interfaith Experiences at UN Peace Forum

Huseyin Hurmali, Secretary-General of JWF's Abant Platform, underscored the importance of interfaith dialogue at the High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace at United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 6, 2013. Read more
Turkish and Egyptian Intellectuals Analyze EU Bid at 16th Abant Meeting

Turkish and Egyptian Intellectuals Analyze EU Bid at 16th Abant Meeting

The 16th Abant Platform meeting brought together 50 prominent Egyptian and Turkish intellectuals at the Istanbul Grand Cevahir Hotel on December 15-16, 2007. The meeting, titled "Turkey: A Bridge between Civilizations during the EU Membersh Read more
Minister Discusses Turkey's 'Very Special Place' in Afghanistan

Minister Discusses Turkey's 'Very Special Place' in Afghanistan

A top Afghan official has praised Turkey's efforts to boost education and help in restructuring Afghanistan, saying Turkish assistance to the country was unparalleled. Read more
Religious Leaders Meet in Mardin for Peace

Religious Leaders Meet in Mardin for Peace

Organized by JWF's Intercultural Dialogue Platform, the second International Symposium of Religions and Peace in the Light of the Common Ancestor Abraham (also known as the Harran Meetings) begins in Mardin today. Read more
Gulen Meets with Christian and Jewish Leaders to Advocate Dialogue, Tolerance

Gulen Meets with Christian and Jewish Leaders to Advocate Dialogue, Tolerance

Over the years, Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen, honorary president of the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF), has demonstrated the value of interfaith dialogue by meeting with respected religious leaders, including the head o Read more
Turkish and Syrian Journalists Unite at Workshop

Turkish and Syrian Journalists Unite at Workshop

Turkish and Syrian journalists met at a recent workshop organized by JWF's Medialog Platform. The program included presentations and exchanges of ideas, noting that in spite of political divisions between Turkey and Arab countries after the Read more
Panel Discusses Achievements and Challenges in Afghan Girls' Education

Panel Discusses Achievements and Challenges in Afghan Girls' Education

Working alongside Peace Islands Institute New York (PIINY) and the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the UN, the JWF Women's Platform co-organized a panel on the achievements and challenges of girls' education in Afghanistan. The event to Read more
Turkish and French Intellectuals Agree on Turkey's EU Membership

Turkish and French Intellectuals Agree on Turkey's EU Membership

Turkish and French scholars discussed Europe's future at the 10th Abant Platform in Paris on March 31 - April 1, 2006. The event was organized with the International Council of Social Sciences (Conseil International des Sciences Sociales) a Read more
Panel Declares Violence against Women a 'Global Disease'

Panel Declares Violence against Women a 'Global Disease'

The JWF Women's Platform took part in a recent panel titled "Laws on Violence against Women Presented by Women Judges," which was a side event at the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) held at UN Headquarters i Read more
JWF Hosts Author of Gulen Movement Book

JWF Hosts Author of Gulen Movement Book

The Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) and Peace Islands Institute New York (PIINY) organized a book signing event for Professor Dogu Ergil, the author of Fethullah Gulen and the Gulen Movement in 100 Questions, in Manhattan on April Read more
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July
On July 8, 2014, JWF and the Peace Islands Institute organized a discussion panel on the effects of education on the United Nations' sustainable development goals. The panel was part of the 2nd session of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the UN Headquarters in New York.
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June
JWF's recent statement on Afghan girls' access to education is now available on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) website. The statement was submitted as part of the 26th session of the Human Rights Council, which took place in Geneva on June 10-27, 2014.
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June
This weekend, JWF hosted the 33rd Abant Platform meeting, titled "Turkey's Direction," to discuss the country's future. The meeting was attended by 120 intellectuals from around the world, including scholars, journalists, NGO leaders, and former politicians. The event took place on June 20-22, 2014, in Turkey's northwestern town of Akcakoca.
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June
In partnership with the Dialog-Institut and the Permanent Missions of Afghanistan, the UK, and Finland, the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) organized a well-attended conference concerning Afghan girls' access to education. The event took place on June 11, 2014, at the UN Office in Geneva, Switzerland.
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