Responding to Climate Change: Muslim national and international approaches - Shared screen with speaker view
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Are the Muslim grassroots initiatives in the UK you have talked about also connecting/working with activists and organisations across Europe and more globally across the Muslim world? Or more generally, do you think grassroots activism should be pursued first at the national level?
I apologize if this questions seems a little vague - what might be a coherent way to organize the grassroots political activism of different individual organizations all over the nations to influence nationwide policy making instead of creating conflict of interest among them or conflict of prioritizing certain activist goals over the others?
A question related to the previous: How does or can the environmental movement (international, inter-faith, faith-based, not faith-based) bridge differences of religion, culture, class, gender, race etc.?
Muhammed Ashraf PC
جزاكم الله احسن الجزاء
Asian - Nana Firman - she/her
salaam... I can't open my mic
can you please help with this: is it only me or the most visible Muslim engaging in climate & environmentalism is women?Whilst the most published authors seems to be men.
Can I ask a follow up question to Alessandra in the meantime? (sorry)how would you prioritize certain goals over others? and who decides to prioritize that? otherwise, with such messy picture of grassroot activism all over, it can get easily get really overwhleming with the amount of changes needed to be done in the society.
great point @mohamed at the same time those most effected by climate change are women & girls
“Khulafa” = stewards
bahasa indonesian coming soon inshaAllah
Salaam Mohammed, I feel nature conservation is not a well explored area for Muslims, despite Islam's teachings. Also, Muslim scholarship is heavily male dominated, which is a wider issue and this characteristic flows into nature conservation too.
Nurul Alfiah Kurniawati
How have Islamic environmentalism activists/scholars worked to address western biases in their sustainability campaigns and advocacy that often undermine or even blame the third-world countries (some are Muslim-majority countries) for contributing more to global co2 emissions when the demands often come from the more developed countries?
In Scotland there is grassroots syllabus for children on Islam called syllabus. It is very popular but but I am not sure if it includes teachings on environmental stewardship.
Knowing that women face the burnt of climate related disasters, like in Bangladesh in 1991 most victims were women - some due to not having basic swimming skills for modesty reasons. In Muslim nations, where islamic education in certain places have been distorted and extreme opinions exist, how do you suggest we reconcile and march towards ecological justice together? Do we ensure basic symmetry of islamic information first or can we do it together?
I would love to know if female scholarship on the environment has been lost to us in the modern English speaking world because it has not been translated from Arabic or other languages.
thanx all for the questions and comments ~ we need to follow up on all of these
Thank you so much your valuable contribution Nana
How would the speakers respond to the criticism that the biggest challenge to sustainability is overpopulation in the global South (rather than the industrialised world's use of natural resources and the associated impacts of that)?
Perhaps, rather than looking at overpopulation, the question should be the industrialised worlds, as you put it, consumption and use of resources to generate products sold that are often thrown away! Marketing strategies encourage a consumer society that has little regard for product lifespan
It seems like we can use Anna’s findings to center environmental work on the well-being of people in Muslim-majority countries that consider environmental work a Western phenomenon.
Q for Anna, what words/language does the community you are working with use instead of climate?
Thank-you very much to all contributors!
thank you to all presenters and facilitators
Thank-you, this has been a fascinating discussion
Nurul Alfiah Kurniawati