August 21, 2022

This dessert has a story! What is Noah’s Pudding?

The history behind the dessert In the Qur’an, the holy book of Muslims, we read the story of the Prophet […]
September 24, 2021

Core Values of The Hizmet Movement

The Hizmet movement is a civil society movement committed to the ideals of living together in peace and serving humanity, […]
August 13, 2021

Neighbors come together at the Chestnut Retreat Center for Thanksgiving

On November 23, 2019, CRC had its annual Thanksgiving Dinner with friends and neighbors. The theme this year was “The […]
July 8, 2021

What kinds of altruisms are embodied by Fethullah Gulen?

On June 29th, 2021, CRC Book Talks program hosted Dr. Jon Pahl, where he discussed different kinds of altruism embodied […]
June 6, 2021

Who is Fethullah Gulen?

Fethullah Gülen is a Turkish Muslim scholar, author, poet, opinion leader, education activist, peace advocate, and preacher emeritus. He is regarded […]
September 2, 2015

Being Shaped by Ramadan

Being Shaped by Ramadan At this time when we experience occasions of much sorrow and some contentment, we sense the […]
June 3, 2015


How should we establish balance with respect to the spiritual and worldly dimensions of our life? Balance holds a very […]
June 3, 2015

Time to Pray

We use prayer to turn to the Eternally Merciful God, present ourselves to Him, and ask Him to meet all […]
June 3, 2015

Mevlana Jalal al-Din Rumi

There are some significant personalities who with the help of their voice and breath, their love and excitement, and their […]
June 3, 2015

The Heart

Love is like Solomon, Borne aloft on the heart, its throne.[1] The heart is humanity’s most essential feature and its […]
June 3, 2015

The Necessity of Interfaith Dialogue

People are talking about peace, contentment, ecology, justice, tolerance, and dialogue. Unfortunately, the prevailing materialist worldview disturbs the balance between […]