Canadian churches and faith-based organizations under For the Love of Creation have launched two programs to increase dialogue on climate change as part of its faith-based campaign to help Canada transition to net zero by 2050. “This invitation to deeper conversations is so important because we need both our faith
The Olive Tree Foundation has announced that a grant has been awarded to Faith & the Common Good and EnviroMuslims for the project, “Greening Canadian Mosques.” The Greening Canadian Mosques program aims to empower Canadian mosque management teams to understand environmental issues and potential cost savings in their facilities. It
By Dr. Hind Al-Abadleh While major news outlets track the number of illnesses — and deaths — caused by COVID-19, I have been looking for articles that report data on the concentration of pollutants used as indicators for air quality. And in conversations with friends and colleagues I’m hearing comments
(ADOPTED BY MEMBERS OF THE FIQH COUNCIL OF NORTH OF AMERICA* DURING THE ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA IN HOUSTON, TEXAS USA AUGUST 30-SEPETEMBER 1, 2019) We recognize and re-affirm the scholarly work regarding the issues of Islam and the Environment which are found in existing
Muslims across the world will commemorate Earth Day on Friday, April 19, 2019 with the Green Khutbah Campaign as religious leaders deliver a sermon to raise awareness on the environmental challenges facing humanity. “We are encouraging mosques, schools, universities and Islamic Institutions to devote their Friday Khutbah to celebrate the
Twenty-five years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists and more than 1700 independent scientists, including the majority of living Nobel laureates in the sciences, penned the 1992 “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity”. These concerned professionals called on humankind to curtail environmental destruction and cautioned that “a great change in our
Toronto Muslims are looking to reduce waste this Ramadan by replacing disposable water bottles with reusable ones in the mosques. “I couldn’t help but notice that Mosques become trashed with disposable plastic waste – particularly during Ramadan,” Tariq Syed, a founder of the #WasteFreeRamadan campaign, told IQRA.ca.
Imams in Toronto joined the worldwide Green Khutba Campaign on Earth Day and delivered sermons to raise awareness on the environmental challenges facing humanity. “Islam appreciates and celebrates the earth and the environment to the extent that some Qur’anic surahs are named after some creations such the cow, the
On 18 April 2016, four days before the signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on climate change adopted by UN negotiators on 12 December, a Statement from 250 religious leaders supporting this pact and urging much more ambitious action is being handed to UN General Assembly President, Ambassador Mogens Lykketoft.
Muslims will commemorate Earth Day on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 with the Green Khutbah Campaign as religious leaders deliver a sermon to raise awareness on the environmental challenges facing humanity. “We are encouraging mosques, schools, universities and Islamic Institutions to devote their Friday Khutbah to celebrate the blessings, graces and
This March will see the return of one of St. Mike’s great traditions, the John M. Kelly Lecture in Theology. Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Archbishop emeritus of Cape Coast (Ghana), will deliver this year’s presentation, a talk entitled Laudato
The Muslim Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto in collaboration with khaleafa.com – A Sacred Trust and BlossomPure Organic brings you this Winter 2016 Symposium, titled “Stewards of the Earth: Fulfilling Our Environmental Trust.” We’re also greatly indebted to the Muslim Students’ Association @ University of Toronto for their constant
(December 12, 2015) – Extreme weather resilience was the focus of the Climate Change Symposium organized by IDI GTA, Faith and the Common Good, Toronto Area Interfaith Council and Green Awakening Network on October 1st, 2015. Entitled “Climate Change in our Backyard: A Multi-faith Symposium on Extreme Weather Resilience”, the
(August 19, 2015) – Muslim scholars have issued an international climate declaration urging rich countries to end fossil fuel use as a religious duty to fight climate change. The Declaration calls on the rich countries, to recognize their “moral obligation to reduce consumption so that the poor may benefit
Muaz Nasir, Publisher of Khaleafa.com and a founder of the Green Khutbah Campaign [An extraordinary Iftar gathering sponsored by Faith & the Common Good, a national interfaith network, and Noor Cultural Centre and supported by a wide spectrum of partners from various Faith communities was held on Sunday, July