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Full Text of HR0173  97th General Assembly

HR0173 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives are pleased to recognize Fethullah Gulen for
4ongoing and inspirational contributions to the promotion of
5global peace and understanding; and
 
6    WHEREAS, A Turkish scholar, author, poet, preacher, and
7educational activist, Fethullah Gulen has inspired a worldwide
8social movement that promotes humanistic values and service and
9is known as the Hizmet Movement or the Gulen Movement; and
 
10    WHEREAS, Based on the principle that each human being is of
11value, regardless of background, faith, or culture, the Gulen
12Movement offers a multifaceted approach to seeking world peace;
13it places a strong emphasis on intercultural understanding and
14the embracing of differences; it values compassionate acts of
15care and concern; and it promotes the importance of education
16in laying the groundwork for fostering better relationship
17between diverse populations; and
 
18    WHEREAS, The Gulen Movement emphasizes the core concept
19that peace is a function of tolerance and dialogue; it offers
20"Living to let others live" as the foundation of a life of
21altruistic service and calls on the younger generation to
22combine intellectual enlightenment with spirituality to make

 

 

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1the world a better place; and
 
2    WHEREAS, The strength of the universal values promoted by
3the movement has led to the creation of the Niagara Foundation
4in Chicago, which promotes academic research as well as
5grassroots activity as a means to bring about positive social
6change and dialogue; Fethullah Gulen and the movement for
7social justice he inspired are truly deserving of recognition
8for their impact on our global society; therefore, be it
 
9    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
10NINETY-SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
11we commend Fethullah Gulen for his dedication to working
12towards a better world through education, service, tolerance,
13and the free exchange of ideas and extend to him best wished
14for continued success in all his endeavors; and be it further
 
15    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
16presented to Fethullah Gulen as a symbol of our respect and
17esteem.