Join us for a two-day panel discussion that will highlight the interconnection between Islam and climate responsibility. In particular, the event will address our relationship with nature and attempt to reduce our ecological footprint while we continue to choose sustainable alternatives in our everyday lives.
Al Mizan: Islam and Climate Responsibility Training Program
This training program is open to the whole community and will focus on Islam and climate responsibility. The session will start with opening remarks on the collaboration with Al Mizan by Dr. Recep Şentürk, Dean of the College of Islamic Studies, Dr. Evren Tok, Associate Professor, and Professor Mustafa Elamin.
The program will comprise three separate presentations by team members from Al Mizan, Earthna, and the Qur’anic Botanic Garden.
The presentation by Al Mizan will include an introduction of Al Mizan, a lecture about why a faith-based perspective is essential to climate responsibility, and a discussion on how Al Mizan can be used to restore the relationship between humans and nature. Dr. Ibrahim Ozdemir, Dr. Iyad Abu Moghli, and Dr. Odeh AlJayyousi will present this part of the training.
The Earthna presentation will start with an introduction of Earthna and their mission and vision by Ms. Ruba Hinnawi. It will be followed by a discussion on how Islamic values shaped Earthna’s sustainability strategy and an introduction of Earthna advocacy and policy models, which can be mirrored by other entities.
The Qur’anic Botanic Garden will introduce some of their educational programs, which highlight the importance of Al Mizan.