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Islamic eco-centre

UK: World’s first Centre for Islam and Ecology announced for Welsh University

Update: March, 2011

The Idea of creating a centre for Islam & Ecology and its funding is still in an early stage, but as of March 2011 it is being reconsidered with some interest.

In a major new development, ARC and the University of Wales, Lampeter, are founding a Centre for Islam and Ecology at the University to further theological and practical work by Muslim communities in the UK and world–wide.

There is a pressing need for such a centre. Islam has profound insights into the nature of our relationship with Creation but many of these are not well known even to Muslims themselves. The joint project will produce theological and legal handbooks, educational resources, will train Muslim leaders in practical ecology, and seek to raise the profile of Islamic action on the environment world wide.

It is a first in Islamic studies and is viewed by ARC as a major new step in our working relationship with the world’s second largest faith.

ARC is working in collaboration with the Islamic scholar Dr. Mawil Izzi Dien, of the Centre of Islamic Studies in the University of Wales, Lampeter, author of a number of studies on Islam and ecology.

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