Magazine article New Internationalist

Green Muslims Grow

Magazine article New Internationalist

Green Muslims Grow

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A US-based organization is making a statement about the connection between the Islamic faith and environmental stewardship. Green Muslims was formed seven years ago, after a group of 20 Muslims gathered in a suburban Washington DC home for a zero-trash potluck iftar meal during Ramadan.

'We have recognized a trend. Muslims around the world are reverting back to the principles of moderate consumption and stewardship that have been an integral part of Muslim cultural and religious traditions for the past 1,400 years,' explained Colin Christopher, the executive director.

Since their beginnings, Green Muslims have become advisers to the US Department of State, activists at last September's Climate Rally in New York, and partners with the Montgomery Countryside Alliance and the Britain-based Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences. …

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