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ARC's faith partners in Sudan

ARC is working with the Sammaniyah Sufi faith group in Sudana who have developed a long-term environmental action plan and were among 26 Christian, Muslim and Hindu faith groups in sub-Saharan Africa that launched long-term environmental action plans at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent Celebration in Nairobi, Kenya, in September 2012.

The Sammaniyah Sufi Sect

The Sammaniya has a following of more than one million members in all parts of Sudan, with the largest density being in Khartoum State, especially in the Omdurman area where the Sheik Gariballah mosque - the Sammaniya headquarters - is located. Almost every large town in the Sudan has a Sammaniya mosque. Each mosque usually has a Khalwa - a Qur'an teaching school. The Sheik Gariballah mosque alone, for example, houses around 500 students

The main effort of the long term plan is addressed to schools, developing awareness workshops and curriculum activities around recycling, caring for nature and Islam's view on the importance of all these things. Initially the work will start in Khartoum State but it is intended that it will ultimately extend to more schools in more states.

To read the plan, click here.

To read a summary of the plan, click

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