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The Fountain Essay Contest 2020 – 2021

11/07/2020
My COVID-19 Story: Reflections on Life and Human Existence During the Pandemic Submissions to be posted: November 1, 2020 – March 1, 2021 The Coronavirus touched virtually every corner of the g...

Sacrifice: Means of Becoming Closer to God

07/30/2020
Eid of Sacrifice is not only an act of worship observed individually in the form of sharing meat with those in close proximity; it is an important means of reaching into hearts in different parts o...

2019-2020 Essay Contest Winners

06/03/2020
We read over a thousand of your stories over the past 3 months that detailed the hardships, challenges, and struggles that many of you have endured and are still facing. Your tales of persistence, ...

2019-2020 Essay Contest Shortlist Top 60

05/31/2020
Here comes the top 60 who made it out of thousands of submissions. We congratulate all for their talents and for sharing their stories with us. Winners will be announced from among the top 20 in ne...

“Fasting” Throughout the Year

05/22/2020
The holy month of Ramadan is getting to a close. Muslims who have made it through are thankful that they have been able to do so, hopefully renewed and reformed, not only in terms of losing a coupl...

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Issue 127

A Meditation on Persecution

11/01/2017
Among the many gospel hymns and spirituals that have provided strength for a suffering people over the decades, one has stayed with me in recent weeks. That song—sung by the great soul ar...

Was Turkey's Coup For Real?

11/01/2017
Much speculation exists about the coup in Turkey on July 15, 2016. Some even call it a “false-coup,” which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan organized in order to justify a crackdown against op...

No Return from Democracy: Democracy in the Thought of Gülen and Erdoğan’s Politics

11/01/2017
Many countries around the world are facing a crises of democracy. With authoritarianism on the rise, countries from Asia to Europe to the Americas are grappling with critical choices abou...

What Really Happened in Turkey on July 15, 2016? An Alternative to the Turkish Government Narrative

11/01/2017
On July 15, 2016, Turkey experienced a horrific event: an unsuccessful military coup. But a year after the tragedy, questions about what really happened remain unanswered. What we know for sure is ...

Civil Liberties in the Throes of Turkish Authoritarianism

11/01/2017
Objectivity in political analysis is a luxury often claimed, but rarely earned. Governments, no matter how responsive to public demands, often fall short of the people’s expectations and are, there...

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