Jules Bailey is a County Commissioner for Multnomah County, Oregon. His legislative work focused on job creation, fiscal accountability, and building healthy communities. He previously served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2009 to 2014. He received his B.S. in Environmental Studies and International Affairs at Lewis & Clark College. He holds a Master of Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning from Princeton University.


“To me, the Hizmet Movement is about peace, it’s about dialog, it’s about education. Not just for Muslims, not just for Turks, but for everybody, for the world. And it’s evident here, it’s evident in Turkey, and it’s evident in the places I’ve seen the Hizmet Movement active around the world.”


“The Hizmet Movement has introduced me to things that I didn’t know about Islam…. And it’s, I think, brought us to a better shared sense of who we are as a people, regardless of our religion, but really underscores that importance that we’re all part of the human community, and we have an opportunity to coexist together.”


“I have an enormous amount of respect for Mr. Gülen. Fethullah Gülen is a leader, globally, for peace, for interfaith dialog, for communication amongst cultures and amongst communities. He has been a beacon of hope for so many people around the world. I particularly appreciate that he was one of the first to condemn the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11. He has been one of the first to condemn ISIS and its extremist activities. It’s not just about providing an example for others, but it’s about acting on that example, and as he has condemned violence, he’s acted on peace.”