Dr. Alok Mukherjee is the Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board and the President of the Canadian Association of Police Boards. A human rights and equity advocate who is well-known across Canada and the world, he has previously served as the Vice Chair of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Dr. Mukherjee has also taught courses on South Asian and Indian cultures and languages at York University, Toronto.
” This philosophy of the Hizmet Movement, of contributing to society voluntarily, people helping each other is what I think, for me, is the most important aspect of Hizmet Movement.”
” I’ve done some reading of the words of Mr. Gülen, and I think he brings a breath of fresh air. There’s so much doctrinaire debate, and so much antagonistic debate. And his idea of building amity, building understanding through dialog, his idea of bringing the positive side of Islam through that kind of interfaith, intercultural exchange, is so very, very critical.”
“… the view, or the aspect of Islam, that is being promoted through Mr. Gülen’s work, through the Hizmet Movement, is so very essential to say, you know, “don’t paint all of Islam in one particular way. Don’t believe that only the negative things you hear are the essence of Islam,” that Islam is a humanistic religion, that Islam has a philosophy of service to humanity..”