Muslim organisations form coalition to tackle climate change
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
Muslim Climate Action was launched at the House of Commons on 8th September 2015 with UK Energy Minister Lord Bourne giving the keynote speech at the Launch event. The event was hosted by Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow.
“Climate change is one of the most serious threats we face and I welcome the commitment of community-oriented organisations such as Muslim Climate Action Group to tackle it pro-actively.” says Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Wales Office.
The MCA is urging Islamic scholars, community leaders and activists to act as ‘stewards’ of the earth as instructed by the Prophet Muhammad and to promote concern for the environment in teachings in mosques, schools and educational institutions around the UK.
Journalist and activist Remona Aly chaired the event and other speakers included: Dr Fazlun Khalid, Founder and Director of the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Science and Asad Rehman, Senior Campaigner at Friends of the Earth.
A ‘green torch’ was showcased at the event which will travel to various mosques throughout the country. Once the baton arrives, Imams commit to delivering a sermon enlightening people how they can join the fight against climate change and to help protect it. Islamic leaders are being encouraged to make Mosques more environmentally friendly by using solar energy, for example, and recycling.
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