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Islam and the climate crisis

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Date: Friday 5 April 2019

Time: 18:45 for a 19:00 start. Ending at 20:30

Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, Marylebone, London W1H 4LP

Speaker: Fazlun Khalid

Climate change is widely considered to be the greatest threat that humanity faces today.

The City Circle is pleased to host renowned eco-theologian Fazlun Khalid to discuss the Islamic viewpoint of global warming and climate change. He will explore his radical reconsideration of prevailing models of ‘development’ which draws inspiration from the realm of the sacred. Fazlun will speak about the relevance of the climate crisis to us and the responsibility we have, as Muslims, in addressing the perils faced by the planet.

Panel

Fazlun Khalid  @EcoIslam_IFEES

Fazlun has a worldwide reputation as an advocate of environmental protection rooted in religious traditions and is now recognised as one of 15 leading eco-theologians in the world (Grist magazine, USA 24 July 2000). He was also listed amongst the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre of Jordan. He founded the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences which is now established as the world’s leading Islamic environmental NGO. He is a member of the UN Task Team on Religion and Development Advisory Council and also a member of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme.

He is the author of 'Signs on the Earth; Islam, Modernity and the Climate Crisis'.

Chair: Muntasir Sattar  @muntasir27

Muntasir is an anthropologist and researcher, and a recycling champion for Westminster City Council. He undertakes market research and social and government research. He is currently engaged in research projects around waste, recycling and Muslim media.

 

Additional details

Free entrance. All welcome. Prayer space available. Street parking free from 18:30. Doors open at 18:45 and the talk begins at 19:00. If you have any questions, please contact the event organiser sameera@thecitycircle.com.

Image credit: United Nations Photo