Sunday, October 30, 2016

Hindus Worldwide Commit to Addressing Climate Change

As the celebration of Diwali commences, this is a good time to review how Hindus around the world have pledged to act on climate change. 

Diwali is a festival of Lights and it is celebrated by Hindus and others to commemorate the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.  Rituals surrounding the event include the recitation of prayers in the name of happy, healthy futures.

As indicated in this November 23, 2015 press release Hindus are calling for climate action.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Islam and Climate Action: Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change

According to Islamic scholars, we are called to engage in climate action. The Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change is a document designed to help clarify what the Qur'an says about climate action. It was launched at a symposium in Istanbul which took place on 17, 18 August 2015. The document is a result of collaboration between of IFEES/EcoIslam and Islamic Relief World Wide in 2014. The document was reviewed by a team of Muslim specialists consisting of academics and environmentalists.