World Bulletin / News Desk
Religious leaders and Islamic scholars call for action on clime change to fight global warming, referring to it as a religious duty.
"Islam teaches us: 'Man is simply a steward holding whatever is on Earth in trust'," Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, Uganda's grand mufti, said.
"Therefore man should ensure that we do everything possible to protect for this and future generations in order to leave this world a better place than we found it."
Climate Action Network's (CAN) declaration will call for action in madrassas and mosques around the world to emphasize the role Islam can play in combating climate change.
Besides, CAN will urge richest countries in the world to reduce emissions and help support the people from areas most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including rising seas, more intense storms and more prolonged droughts.
The groups coordinating this week’s symposium in Istanbul are the charities Islamic Relief Worldwide and the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences, and GreenFaith, an interfaith coalition of religious groups working to protect the environment.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Ağustos 2015, 09:44