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Mohammed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace

Islam and the Environment

Date: April 22, 2009

Venue: SIS Lounge

Panelists: Imam Malik (Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center), Mishkat Al-Moumin (George Mason University & Women and Environment-Iraq), Mohamed Chakaki (Environmental Educator and Activist), and Sarah Jawaid (DC Green Muslims)

Moderator: Professor Christos Kyrou (American University)

With global climate change at the forefront of environmental debates and discussion worldwide, the Islamic Lecture Series decided to focus the April event on Islam’s role within the scope of this important topic. Panelists discussed how Islam provides key guidance on humanity’s relationship with the earth and also provided insight on how they are using their faith to protect the environment both in professional and recreational capacities.