6th International Graduate Conference on Nursi Studies (Report)

The 6th International Graduate Conference on Nursi Studies was the largest yet, with over 60  young scholars and observers from around the world attending the English-language event in Istanbul. Attendees came from the USA, England, Iran, Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Malaysia, South Africa and Turkey. The three-day  conference took place between the 14th and 16th June at the BikaSuites hotel venue and featured a vibrant programme that included a Bosphoros tour and an eventful gala dinner at Rustem Pasa Madrasa. The Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture were the organisers and the conference gave a unique opportunity for doctoral and master’s students to develop their understanding of Said Nursi and the Risale-i Nur. Importantly, the format for this conference was an evolution and a refinement compared to previous conferences because it gave more time for students to discuss their papers and receive more feedback.

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