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Greening the Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca

The Hajj season of 2016 is underway in Saudi Arabia and the world’s attention is finely tuned to the environmental impacts of four million pilgrims converging on Mecca. The pilgrimage crowd is phenomenal and attempts to “green” the hajj, as we’ll cover in this update, are continuously improving and as innovative as ever. Taking place […]

September 12th

How the Encyclical Compares With the Islamic Declaration on Climate Change

This week, Muslim leaders from 20 different countries gathered in Istanbul for the Islamic Climate Change Symposium.  At the end of the two-day summit, attendees released the “Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change.” Released just months after Pope Francis published his environmental encyclical, “Praised Be: On Care for Our Common Home,” it is hard not to see […]

August 19th

How Islamic Faith Supports Pope Francis’ Climate Change Encyclical

Originally published on CliM’Blog By Neeshad Vs Viewing “Laudato Si” (“Praised Be”) Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment as an important opportunity to expand the conversation about the relationship between religion and environment, I am writing this post to highlight the Islamic perspective on the issue. Last week encyclical from Pope Francis has been widely hailed […]

August 7th

Islamic Beliefs About GMOs

In 1968, Paul R. Ehrlich predicted that the United States would face a major food shortage in the 1970s and 65 million Americans would starve to death between 1980-1989. In the rest of the world, said Ehrlich, the situation would be worse. But Ehrlich was wrong. Humans developed genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that are strong, sturdy, […]

June 18th

JERUSALEM 3D Imax Movie Premiering Soon!

Sacred to more than half of Earth’s population, Jerusalem has been fought over more than any other place in history. It has been conquered and destroyed, rebuilt, and reinvented repeatedly for over 5,000 years. Now, for the first time in over 25 years, filming has been allowed to capture the glory of Jerusalem, the most […]

February 14th

An Islamic Ice Angels Festival

Ice sculptures are great for evoking the nippy, crispy air of snow-blown days, and what better choice for the transient statues than ethereal angels? Captured for just a moment in time, the fascinating play of light and shadow, water and ice is exquisite, capturing our imaginations together with the angels. As the weather warms and […]

January 19th