John Suthers has served the Attorney General of Colorado between 2005 - 2014. George W. Bush appointed him as United States Attorney for the District of Colorado in August 2001. He was awarded the Kelley-Wyman Award by the National Association of Attorneys General in 2012. He is also adjunct professor at the University of Denver School of Law.
“I think it’s a movement that represents Islam very well. It shows a segment of Islam that understands what it takes to survive, succeed and prosper in the modern world.”
“After 9/11 for example the bombings of the world trade center in September of 2001, Mr Gulen was one of the most outspoken people and said this sort of violence cannot be tolerated. There were other leaders in Islam that were not so vocal. And so I think it is very good indication that this is a movement that the rest of us who are not Muslim can look at a representative of sincere desire to succeed in the modern world.”
“These are schools who are trying to elevate knowledge in literature, knowledge in math and sciences and bring these students to a place where they can succeed in the modern world regardless of what their religious beliefs are.”
Nancy Todd is the Colorado State Senator for District 28. Todd was elected in 2012 for the first time after serving eight years in the Colorado House of Representatives. She is named as the 2006 legislator of the year for the Colorado University Health Sciences Center. She is a graduate of the 2006 Western Leadership Academy for the council of state government. She is a former professional educator for 25 years in the Cherry Creek School District.
“I would say that the Hizmet Movement is one that is based on love, on harmony, on tolerance, on communication, compassion, understanding, important to have a acceptance of one another to recognize and respect the human soul and the human, the differences in our humanity.”
“If you continue to do the same things in the same way that you always have you get the same results. So trying to come up with new and different approaches, I think the Hizmet Movement has really focused on educating the total child.”
“Hizmet movement definitely is contributing to world peace. I think that the importance that is placed on interfaith dialogue and bringing people together is extremely important and I think that the interfaith dialogue that I have been involved with even before I went to Turkey of bringing people together has been a very valuable part of peace making as well as making our world better.”