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Jul 11, 2010

A while ago I started collating resources on Islam & Environment as part of my involvement with IFEES. Reason I thought I'd mention it here today is following recent speech by HRH Prince Charles on Islam & the Environment that I've just added. The speech was the reason Radical Middle Way organised a Question Time event on the topic (to which I was kindly invited to participate in the panel) and it's inspiring me with my preparations for a talk I've been invited to give at this year's MOSAIC International Summit, set up by the Prince.

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Posted: Jul 11, 2010 10:45am
Sep 22, 2009

Mr Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General, has organised a summit on climate change to renew the momentum for Copenhagen conference in December at which world leaders will discuss a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, stating: "[t]he objective of the Summit on Climate Change [...] is to mobilize the political will and vision needed to reach an ambitious agreed outcome based on science at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen."

I'm happy the 'voice of faith' is also included under civil society (see e.g. IFEES). As IFEES' Director states: ""It hasn’t quite entered the human consciousness, that if planet earth suffers we suffer and that we have nowhere else to go. We are part of an integrated earth and when we reduce the natural world to an exploitable resource this turns inwards on us. How else does one explain the consequences of climate change? Yes, the human species is unique. We have the capacity to observe the world around us, describe what we see, quantify it and then take advantage of it. However, the most extreme and all pervasive form of this is our collective, unfettered defilement of nature."

Now all that's needed is that we LISTEN, then WALK our talk.... I pray so.

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Posted: Sep 22, 2009 7:39am


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