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Light Millennium Proudly Presents for its 8th Anniversary Celebration...
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LIGHT MILLENNIUM in collaboration with the Columbia University Middle Eastern and Asian Languages
and Cultures and Middle East Institute cordially invites you to:


Monday, October 27, 2008
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Columbia University, International Affairs Building (IAB room 1501, 15th floor)
Located at 420 W. 118th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue)

"When love arrives, all needs and flaws are gone -
I love you beyond the depths of my soul -
I was born with divine love -
Death is for beasts, it is not the Lover's destiny -
I love you, so the hand of death can never touch me."


A Poetry Presentation by:
Prof. Talat HALMAN,

Bileknt University, Ankara, & the First Minister of Culture of the Republic of Turkey.

Introduction by:
Prof. Etem EROL

followed by:

Sacred Songs & Hymns of Yunus Emre CONCERT
Taoufiq Ben Amor (oud), Ismail Hakki Cimen (ney), Ahmet Erdogdular (voice,
percussion) and Amir Vahab (voice, percussion)

"For those who truly love God and his ways
All the people of the world are brothers.
We regard no one's religion as contrary to ours,
True love is born when all faiths are united as a whole.

True faith is in the head, not in the headgear."


This live presentation will convey YUNUS EMRE’s love for humanity, social justice, and universal values. Since the late 13th and early 14th century until today, this mystic’s poems and hymns celebrate human and divine love and continue to issue eloquent calls for a world living in peace and harmony. Yunus Emre was one of the first and most influential Turkish poets and Sufi philosophers. Unlike Rumi who wrote in Persian, the literary language of the era, Yunus expressed himself in his native tongue, Turkish. His language is direct and easy to understand, while his style is rich in Sufi metaphors. His verses are full of penetrating, humanistic and enthusiastic feelings and ideas. According to his approach, everyone has a piece of God within himself; only the body dies and the
soul reaches God, if it has loved mankind and forgiven faults, endured pains and tried to learn the secrets, the reasons, and the forms of being.

Prof. Talat Halman is the principal scholar and translator of Yunus Emre's work. He published the first English language book on Yunus Emre, "The Humanist Poetry of Yunus Emre" in 1971. This work was followed by “Yunus Emre and His Mystical Poetry" in 1981, and " Yunus Emre: Selected Poems" in 1990. In Turkey, he published a critical book on Yunus Emre in 2003. Prof. Halman published 70 books and hundreds of articles in Turkish and English and gave hundreds of lectures in the United States, Turkey, and many other countries.Prof. Talat Halman served as the first Minister of Culture of the Turkish Republic. He served as Ambassador for Cultural Affairs and Turkey’s Deputy Permanent Representative at the United Nations, and as an elected member of the UNESCO Executive Board. Currently he is President of the UNICEF Turkish National Committee. For decades he was on the faculties of Columbia, Princeton, UPenn and NYU. Since 1998, he has been serving as the Chairman of the Department of Turkish Literature at Bilkent, Turkey's premier private university.

Producers: Bircan Ünver, Light Millennium & Etem Erol, Columbia University

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- Open to the public. Maximum sitting capacity: 155

Special Thanks To: Ms. Leyla Amzi, Columbia University

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