Emerald Hills Institute hosted Dr. Ori Z Soltes to visit about his latest book, Between Thought & Action: An Intellectual Biography of Fethullah Gulen at the Salt Lake City Public Library on November 5.
Dr. Soltes is an art historian and academic focusing on religious studies those elements of different faiths which resonate with each other; he is also Chair of the Rumi Forum in Washington, DC. His book shares observations on Islam and Imam Gulen’s unwavering commitment to compassionate service and education around the world. The discussion moderated by Andrew Kosorok
long time friend of Emerald Hills Institute, stained glass artist and visiting professor at the Utah Tech University. During a 1-1/2 hour conversation Dr. Soltes shared his thoughts on his journey of a Jewish academic learning about Imam Gulen, his Hizmet (Turkish for “compassionate service”) Movement world-wide, the current leadership of Turkey and their targeting of nonviolent educators, and what we can do to embrace difference and serve those around us.
We closed with a question and answer session and book signing, where attendees from many different traditions discovered their common desire for peaceful resolution, selfless service, and grateful understanding.
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Emerald Hills Institute invites you to an upcoming event: Book Launch & Discussion about Golden Rule Tenets between Muslims and Jews
You will explore the life of Fethullah Gulen and discuss about Golden Rule Tenets Between Muslims & Jews by Rabbi Scholar Ori Z Soltes
Location: Salt Lake City Main Library
210 East 400 South Nancy Tessman Auditorium Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Date & Time: November 5th, 2-4PM MST
We are looking forward to see you with us!