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The 7th meeting of the Abant Platform, one of the leading civil society initiatives in Turkey, opened in Washington, DC, on April 19, 2004. This marks the first time the Platform meeting has been held abroad. Turkey is an example...
On January 15, 2004, JWF's Intercultural Dialogue Platform organized a panel for spiritual leaders, intellectuals, artists, journalists, and writers at the Taksim Hilton Hotel in Istanbul. They discussed dialogue and world peace during the event, which was titled "Common Moral...
Scientists and intellectuals in Turkey exchanged ideas at the Abant Platform's third meeting, titled "The Democratic Constitutional State." The event took place in Bolu, Turkey, on July 21-23, 2000. The way to overcome Turkey's problems in the public sphere is...
On April 13-16, 2000, JWF organized an international symposium to foster interfaith dialogue about Abraham, the common ancestor of the three monotheist religions. The event began in Sanliurfa in Turkey's Harran region and concluded in Istanbul. Prophet Abraham was the...
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 of the Greek Orthodox Church, the...
The first Abant Platform meeting, titled "Islam and Secularism," was held in Bolu, Turkey, on July 17-19, 1998. It was attended by Turkish scholars and intellectuals of different political tendencies. We who are gathered at Abant believe this: People's different...