Strengthening Faith for Environmental Protection 

Love Humans, Love Nature #MUKALAMA 

Conference by DW and PeaceNiche/T2F on ‘Eco-Islam’ in Karachi, Pakistan on November 23-24, 2019

 

From Deforestation, Air Pollution, and the ever-increasing rate of contaminated water growing in metropolitan cities, to plastic and industrial waste being dumped in the sea – Asian countries are facing huge environmental challenges.

Along with other denominations, Islam promulgates the protection of nature as one of its core commandments. “Eco-Islam” is a way of turning these commandments into visible action for the benefit of all people and for a better future. 

PeaceNiche/T2F, an arts and cultural center in Karachi, and Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, worked together to execute a conference scheduled for the 23rd and 24th November 2019, promoting “Eco-Islam” for a bigger audience.

The event was funded by the German Federal Foreign office. Mr. Peter Limbourg (Director General, DW), selected as the key-note speaker opened the floor for discussion after his welcome address. The Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah also made an appearance and supported the cause. 

Around 60 participants, representatives of Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism and environmental activists as well as social media influencers media personalities, came together to discuss the perspectives of “Eco-Islam” and how religions and social movements can contribute to the cause. 

The conference in Karachi was a follow-up of a recent conference on the same topic in Jakarta, Indonesia (October 30 & 31).  Indonesian delegation also invited to participate in order to share the learnings and results of the Jakarta event.

Environmental experts from Afghanistan were also part of the narrative, increasing the outreach of “Eco-Islam” in the region. The third regional conference will be held in Bangladesh in 2020

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