“Life of Hizmet”
The Book Club Crash Camp
Monday, July 15
Join us on Monday, July 15 from 1-5 PM as we host a workshop for young adults surrounding the book “A Life of Hizmet” by Jon Pahl.
There are no assigned readings or other prerequisites. We suggest you get the book beforehand, however, we will also have copies to borrow available.
Please come with an open mind, ready to connect with your peers, and engage in inspiring discussions. Food and refreshments will be served.
When: Monday, July 15 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Respect Graduate School – 2200 Industrial Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017
Who: This is event is primarily intended for young adults and anyone interested in discussing the new book “A Life of Hizmet” by Jon Pahl.
About “Fethullah Gulen: A Life of Hizmet“:
In this first critical biography of Fethullah Gulen in English, historian Jon Pahl takes us on a journey where we discover wisdom and controversy, from 1940’s Turkey to the U.S. in the twenty-first century. Pahl tells the story of a pious Muslim boy from a tiny and remote Turkish village who on the one hand has inspired a global movement of millions of individuals dedicated to literacy, social enterprise, and interreligious dialogue, but who on the other hand has been monitored by Turkish police, seen as a threat by autocrats, and recently declared number one enemy by the current Turkish dictator. With lively prose and extensive research, Pahl traces Fethullah Gulen’s life and thought in its contexts, states clearly his own positions, and then lets readers draw their own conclusions from the evidence about this undeniably significant historical figure.
Please register for this event in advance here so that we may have an idea of how many people to prepare food for.