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Defying Saudis and Iran: Muslim Thinkers Call for Action on Climate Change


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Defying Saudis and Iran: Muslim Thinkers Call for Action on Climate Change

Juan Cole

Attendees at the International Islamic Climate Change Symposium in Istanbul from 20 countries produced, and 60 of them signed, a declaration this week warning of the dangers of climate change and urging urgent action to curb carbon dioxide emissions.

But, I fear the press reporting on this meeting is exaggerating its significance.


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Interesting article.

"The manifesto argues that the vision of the Qur’an, the Muslim scripture, is that God has created the world to be in balance, and charged human beings to be wise stewards of its bounties. There is some pretty good green theology in the statement."

The above statement also falls into alignment with Buddhist theology, Hindu Scripture, Native American and South American Indigenous teachings, and the wisdom of mystics down the ages.

It is only the God-gave-MAN-dominion-over corporatists and industrial moguls (and their bankers) that push a worldview that is antithetical to both life and THAT necessary Balance!


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Do not strut arrogantly on the earth.
You will never split the earth apart
nor will you ever rival the mountains’ stature.
Qur’an 17: 37