Green Prophet: ARC To Revive Faith In Food

ARC works with major religions like Islam, Christianity and Judaism to develop environmental programs. Now they look at food.

It might have something to with the fact that it’s almost Eid al-Adha, where halal slaughter is carried out en masse, but it feels like everywhere I look halal is getting a hard time in the press. First, the iconic Campbell’s soup was targeted for a boycott after introducing halal labelling and then the Australian government refuses to send their cattle to Egypt for the Eid sacrifice.

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Environmental Stewardship is a Virtue

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This Ramadan, Emirate seems to be making an effort to increase awareness of the need to care for the environment. As well as a campaign to reduce food waste, they recently hosted a seminar on link between Islam and the environment. And it’s just as well as, the country has one of the largest footprints in the world. In 2008 the UAE even beat the US to claim the highest carbon footprint per capita in the world.

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Vegetarianism and Islam…The Debate

In the world of Green Muslims, the debate on vegetarianism can get quite heated. Some Green Muslims says that it’s just plain wrong, others say moderation is the way, some argue that it’s a personal decision whilst others  say its part of getting closer to god and his creations.

The debate was recently ignited by Joseph Mayton of Bikya Masr who published an article boldly claiming that ‘Eating Less Meat is More Islamic’. Well is it?

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Food Waste, Media Fasts and other Green Ramadan updates

As we head into the last days of Ramadan, A World of Green Muslims has scoured the blogosphere for the latest news on Muslims going green this holy month. First up are the Ramadan Compactors.

In case you don’t know, the Ramadan Compactors are a group of Muslim who pledge to give up consumption and unnecessary spending during Ramadan. One of the participants, Dina. B recently posted a great blog on the need to ‘un-plug’ from the modern distractions of TV and the internet and came up with some rules for a ‘media fast’.

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