A one-year pilot research/educational project funded by the Reichstein Foundation, the Uniting Church of Australia (Victoria Synod) and La Trobe University.
The programme, conducted during 2003-2004, was designed to foster a deeper dialogue in Muslim-Christian relations in Victoria in the context of the disturbing developments of the last few years (i.e. September 11, Bali bombings, the “war on terror”, Iraq War).
The conference explored Fethullah Gülen’s contribution to Islamic studies,
education, philanthropy, and interreligious dialogue, through the prism of his personal and theological profile. His vision of dialogue and Muslim-Christian relations was considered in relation to developments in the Catholic Church and other Christian Churches since Nostra Aetate (1965).