We Are Standing Rock: America’s Troubled Relationship with Native Americans

By Imam Khalid Griggs, Chairman of ICNA Social Justice (CSJ) On November 3, 2016, over 500 clergy and other religious and spiritual leaders answered the call to gather in a remote, impoverished, bleak-looking land that, by appearance and material conditions, could have passed for any non-Western country in the developing world. Yet, the setting was not a foreign country and … Read more We Are Standing Rock: America’s Troubled Relationship with Native Americans

Climate Change: Real Challenges, Real Solutions

On January 30, 2016, ICNA Council for Social Justice, Dallas hosted a webinar on Climate Change: Real Challenges, Real Solutions. The video of this session is provided at the end of this article. Ms. Bee Moorhead and Ms. Asma Mahdi were the presenters. Ms. Moorhead is the Executive Director of Texas Impact. Ms. Mahdi is a former Board Member of … Read more Climate Change: Real Challenges, Real Solutions

Islamic Leaders Take on Climate Change, Criticizing “Relentless Pursuit of Economic Growth”

Source: Democracy Now A group of leading Islamic scholars have issued a declaration calling on the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims to do their part to eliminate dangerous greenhouse gas emissions and turn toward renewable energy sources. The declaration urges world leaders meeting in Paris later this year to commit to a 100 percent zero-emissions strategy and to invest in decentralized … Read more Islamic Leaders Take on Climate Change, Criticizing “Relentless Pursuit of Economic Growth”