Muslims are Making Significant Contribution says 350.org

As you may already know from a previous video blog, 350 is an environmental campaign seeking to lower the amount of carbon to 350 parts per million. Well, Bill McKibben the American environmentalist behind the organisation has come out in support of the controversially titled ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ and also highlighted the important role that Muslims are playing in protecting the environment.

In a blog on the website, he talked about welcoming the mosque as a sign of America’s resilience and also that Muslims everywhere are working for a better planet:

No countries on earth have participated as thoroughly in the 350.org movement as entirely Muslim nations like Bangladesh or the Maldives that (no fault of their own) are threatened with destruction. There were 350.org events in every Muslim country on earth–below just a few photos, from the Maldives, Yemen, Iraq. There are many others I could have chosen–the huge joint demonstration around the shores of the Dead Sea, in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan for instance.

If there’s one useful thing about our environmental peril, it’s to remind us how connected we really are, despite superficial differences.

Images via the 350.org website.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. arwafreelance
    Sep 03, 2010 @ 04:09:58

    Thanks for keeping us informed- great blog too btw!
    Arwa

    Reply

  2. Radical Conversationalist
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 22:16:07

    This week, the Congressional Muslim Assn sponsored an really grt event on Capitol Hill. I thought I would share it with you. I’m not Muslim but just support an end to Islamaphobia. Peace.

    http://radicalconversationalist.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/muslims-are-speaking-inshallah-we-will-listen-briefing-on-islam/

    Reply

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