Howell and Powell present at Gülen Conference

December 9, 2009

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SU was well-represented at the Gülen Conference, which was held at the University of Southern California. Pat Howell, S.J., rector of Arrupe House, presented “Dialogue Between Jesuit and Gülen Educational & Spiritual Foundations.” Russell Powell, associate professor in the School of Law, presented “Forgiveness in Islamic Jurisprudence and Its Role in Intercommunal Relations.” The conference centered on the writings and impact of Fethullah Gülen, a Turkish philosopher and Islamic cleric who has inspired a worldwide movement—promoting ethics, understanding of science and technology, religious belief and interfaith dialogue.