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An Open Lecture by Dr Fazlun Khalid - 'Islam, Ecology and Modernity'
Thu 30 March 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
There has been an erosion of the Islamic perception of the holistic and a withering of its understanding of the sacred connection between the human community and the rest of the natural order. As ‘modernity’ advanced and as the secular ethic progressively seeped into the Muslim psyche, and as industrial development, economic indicators and consumerism became the governing parameters of society, the matching of this model—and even bettering it— has become an imperative on the part of Muslim politicians and economists. The end result has been that collectively the human species is leaving a savaged planet for future generations to inherit.
Care of the Earth is a shared responsibility and this lecture will attempt to focus on Islam and how it can play a role in leaving a liveable Earth for future generations
This event is free to attend
Fazlun Khalid has a worldwide reputation as an indefatigable advocate of environmental protection rooted in religious traditions and is now recognised as one of fifteen leading eco theologians in the world. He appeared on the Independent on Sunday list of the top 100 environmentalists in the UK in 2008 and is also listed amongst the “500 Most Influential Muslims in the World” by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre of Jordan. He was also the recipient of the Muslim News Awards for Excellence in Engineering, Science and Technology in 2004 for developing a scientific approach to Islamic environmental practice. He founded the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IFEES). IFEES is a UK based multi-dimensional organisation active in developing an Islamic approach to natural resource management through promoting conservation and development projects based on the environmental ethics contained in Islamic teachings. Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change is a collaborative and consultative initiative developed in 2015.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
16 and over
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There is on street parking around the venue.
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