- Columbia - July 11th 6:30 p.m. Sonoco Pavilion, (Darla Moore School of Business) USC 1014 Greene St, Columbia, SC 29208 Free Admission to Movie but RSVP is required firstname.lastname@example.org
- Greenville - July 12th 7:30pm Love is a Verb at Coffee Underground: 1 E Coffee St, Greenville, SC 29601 Free Admission to Movie
- Columbia - July 13th 6:30 p.m. Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201 Free Admission to Movie
- Simpsonville - July 14th 7:30pm Love is a Verb at Holy Cross Episcopal Church: 205 E College St, Simpsonville, SC 29681 Free Admission to Movie
- Columbia - August 3rd 6:30 p.m. Atlantic Institute: 909 Shull Street, West Columbia, SC 29169 Free Admission to Movie
This film Documents people living the idea of Love is a Verb through their work in the “Gulen Movement”, a social movement inspired by Islamic scholar and teacher, Fethullah Gulen.
This movement a faith-inspired, non-political, cultural and educational movement whose basic principles stem from universal values, such as love of the creation, sympathy for the fellow human, compassion, and altruism. It is distinguished for its support of democracy, its openness to globalization, its progressiveness in integrating tradition with modern values, and its humanistic outlook. Gulen describes it as “a movement of people united around high human values.”
The Gülen (Hizmet) movement has been subject to political persecution for more than three years by the Turkish government since they stood up against corruption and injustice under the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. President Erdogan has publicly called for a “witch hunt,” and arrests, threats, and harassments have now become a routine for participants and sympathizers of the movement.
Human rights violations in Turkey have reached an unprecedented and dangerous high since last year. More than 40,000 have been detained or arrested while, hundreds of media outlets and newspapers have been taken over, shut down or threatened by the government.