Event Details: As interest in the environmental movement continues to grow, many Muslims are revisiting their faith in an effort to identify the contributions Islam can bring in promoting greater environmental awareness. Muslims across the world have quickly adopted and adapted the green movement; spearheading new projects in their own communities and collaborating with other faith groups to address a broad range of common issues, ranging from animal rights to water management. Within Canada, Muslims are already involved in a diverse range of projects aimed at encouraging conservation, reducing waste and participating in ecologically-sensitive consumption. While there has been success in practicing the Islamic teachings surrounding the environment, there lacks a central forum for the exchange of ideas and recognition of our community’s accomplishments.
Khaleafa.com in association with Iqra.ca, Muslim Presence and the Muslim Students Association at the University of Toronto will be hosting a roundtable event to discuss ways Muslims can create sustainable communities in their mosques, community centres and educational institutions. This networking event will bring together those involved in the environmental field to exchange ideas and develop infinitives’ that could be undertaken in our local communities.
Registration: To assist in planning, we ask that you register prior to the event at www.khaleafa.com/ThinkGreen. There is no cost associated and the event is open to the public. Please note, spaces are limited.
Date: Sunday March 18th 2012, 1-3pm
Location: Koffler House (569 Spadina Ave), otherwise known as the Multi-Faith Centre, is located on the north-east portion of Spadina Crescent, north of Russell Street and south of Wilcocks Street on the University of Toronto, St. George Campus.
TTC On the Bloor line, the closest subway stop is Spadina station. Walk south on the east side of Spadina Avenue from Spadina subway station.
On the University line, the closest subway stop is Queen’s Park station. Take the College streetcar west from Queen's Park station, exit at Spadina Avenue, and walk north on the east side of Spadina Avenue.
Parking Surface parking is available across from the Multi-Faith Centre and can only be accessed from the north end of Spadina Crescent. Underground parking is available on Huron Street, just north of College Street.The entrance to this lot is on the east side of Huron Street, between Russell and College Street.
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Khaleafa.com is a Muslim environmental website promoting environmentalism through the teachings of Islam. The goal of this website is to reignite the discourse surrounding the Islamic approach to environmentalism and to draw upon the essence of these teachings, emphasizing the movement from a Canadian perspective.
IQRA.ca is an online magazine based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It provides an ethical perspective with a Muslim focus on current events and contemporary issues and aims to attract ‘people who reflect’.
Muslim Presence is a network promoting common values and active citizenship based on a contextualized reading of Islam, an open identity, and a harmonious co-existence within this society.