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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

A Call For Peace From Buddhist and Muslim Leaders in Yogyakarta Statement

In spite of religious extremism, keeping the peace through respect between neighbors, regardless of religious differences, is a basic principle of all religious faiths. Unfortunately, however, many places around the world are currently experiencing a rise in religious extremism. Conflict and violence, often inflicted under the name of religion, is not always based on religious […]

April 7th

In India, the Taj Mahal Is Suffering From Environmental Pollution

From the nearby Rajasthan Desert, yellow sands are slowly suffocating the life out of the most exquisite building in India. Arguably one of the more beautiful buildings on Earth, the Taj Mahal is suffering sadly from environmental pollution. This famous “monument to love” gives awe-inspiring testimony to the incredible skills of early Muslim architects, but […]

October 27th

Saudi Arabia Continually Striving For A Green Hajj

Nearly three million Muslims make Hajj annually. As one of the five pillars of Islam, the Hajj to Saudi Arabia is a mandatory religious duty of every physically and financially capable Muslim. Although this represents a once-in-a-lifetime event for most pilgrims, for Saudi Arabia it represents a groaning overload of environmental impact. The pilgrimage to […]

September 30th

How to Conserve Water During Wudhu

O Believers! When you prepare for prayers, wash your faces and your hands up to the elbows, and wipe your heads, and your feet to the ankles . . . and [if you] do not find water then betake yourselves to clean earth and wipe your faces and your hands with it. (Qur’an 5:6) Prior […]

August 7th

Fasting’s Spiritual and Environmental Benefits

Our environment is more than trees, water, land, and air. It is a sense of peace, an understanding of our place in our society. It sustains our satisfaction in life and our interest in caring for the life around us. Recognizing the sustaining forces that make up our environment sometimes requires a time of deep […]

July 31st