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Intercultural Understanding Club (ICUC) also known as Blacksburg Rumi Forum hosted the screening of an award winning film by Terry Spencer Hesser, Love is a Verb. It was held at Brush Mountain Room in Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech at 5:30pm on May 5, 2015.

 

Intercultural Understanding Club (ICUC) hosted the movie screening of an award winning film by Terry Spencer Hesser, Love is a Verb. It was held at Brush Mountain Room in Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech at 5:30pm on May 5, 2015. Guests from university community including students and faculty members attended to enjoy the screening along with the refreshments.

THE STORY
Love Is A Verb is an examination of a social movement of Sufi inspired Sunni Muslims that began in Turkey in the l960s and now reaches across the globe. The group is called Hizmet, the Turkish word for service or The Gulen Movement after its inspiration, leader and beloved teacher Fethullah Gulen, a man that Time Magazine named as one of the most influential leaders in the world in 2013.loveisaverb
Through a co-operation with the people inspired by Gulen, we had an unprecedented access to the ideas and actions of the movement around the world. We met teachers who crawled through a tunnel to open a school in Sarajevo during the war and the students whose lives they changed. We met a Sufi conductor whose orchestra is composed of children whose parents were once at war. We got a glimpse of the interfaith work the movement provides in Turkey, including a visit to Rumi’s exquisite shrine. We went to their schools in Turkey, in Somalia, in Iraq. We meet a Kurdish teacher in Iraq who credits everything she is to her former Turkish teachers who stayed during the bombings, and a Kurdish woman who had also gone to one of the Turkish schools in Iraq and is now working as an engineer to bring water to the dessert. Finally, in Somalia we follow two Turkish doctors putting their lives at risk in a place where other relief organizations have deemed too dangerous, a place where they sleep under armed guard.

Article from: www.icuc.org.vt.edu

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Blacksburg, VA contact info:  ICUC.vt@gmail.com

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