Southwest Civic Platform is an advisory council serving as a communication and coordination resource for the Hizmet volunteers and institutions in the Southwest region of the United States.
Be so tolerant that your bosom becomes wide like the ocean. Become inspired with faith and love of human beings. Let there be no troubled souls to whom you do not offer a hand and about whom you remain unconcerned.
What We Do
We offer educational opportunities to our network for increasing professionalism in the areas of leadership, governance, and public relations. We regularly assess the governance, transparency, and accountability of our network of organizations to improve their performance and efficiency.
Southwest Civic Platform’s mission is to act as an advisory council serving as a communication and coordination resource for the Hizmet volunteers and institutions in the Northeast region of the United States.
Hizmet is a transnational civil society initiative that advocates for the ideals of human rights, equal opportunity, democracy, non-violence and the emphatic acceptance of religious and cultural diversity. It began in Turkey as a grassroots community in the 1970s in the context of social challenges being faced at the time: violent conflict among ideologically and politically driven youth, desperate economic conditions and decades of the state-imposed ideology of discrimination where the un-elected members of the state penetrated excessively in people’s lives and mandated a particular lifestyle
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Fethullah Gülen is an authoritative mainstream Turkish Muslim scholar, thinker, author, poet, opinion leader and educational activist who supports interfaith and intercultural dialogue, science, democracy and spirituality and opposes violence and turning religion into a political ideology. Fethullah Gülen promotes cooperation of civilizations toward a peaceful world, as opposed to a clash.
We believe Mr. Fethullah Gülen and the civil society movement inspired by his views, which is known as the Fethullah Gülen movement, are significant and deserve attention