Faith-Based Climate Action: Islam and Environmentalism (March 2023) Our partners EnviroMuslims have a great piece in Greenpeace Canada Greenpeace International on Islam, climate and environmentalism. Saba Khan writes: "Caring for and protecting the natural environment is our duty, and one that should not be taken lightly. In Islam, the term “Khaleafa” refers to being caretakers of the Earth." Read on here.
Shelter from the storm: Extreme weather and the duty of faith groupsBeatrice Ekoko (Jan 2023)
Al Rashid Mosque in Edmonton, Alta., is Canada’s oldest mosque. Its members know a thing or two about caring for community. With the city’s harsh winters and increasing extreme weather events, Al Rashid is supporting some of its most vulnerable neighbours — those experiencing homelessness — by opening their doors as a shelter.
Noor Al-Henedy is director at the mosque. She recalls the night in 2018 when they learned that a man had froze to death in a bus shelter. Read on in National Observer.
‘Personally, as I have grown in faith, I have seen my concern and love for the environment grow, too’ Beatrice Ekoko (Jan 2023)
Young Canadians are at the forefront of climate justice action. Here are three youths who derive inspiration for this challenging work from the teachings of their diverse faiths and spiritual practices.
Mark your calendars to join us on March 7th, 2018 for The Chemical Valley Project, an innovative documentary-theatre performance telling story of a small Indigenous community smothered by Canada’s petrochemical industry in our own backyard. It will spark conversations on Canadian environmental policy, treaty rights and Indigenous relations, as well as the current nature of Canadian identity and values.
“Mitakuye Oyasin. All my relations.” Lakota Nation.
We need to return to the original relationships. That’s the repeated message heard at a recent Waterloo forum hosted by Faith & the Common Good, Divest Waterloo, the Green Awakening Network and a number of other groups concerning climate justice and what Indigenous allyship would mean.