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

Date: November 7, 2016 | Categories: Injustice To Indigenous People, Opinion, Opinion All,

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 …


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

Date: August 21, 2015 | Categories: News, Video All,

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 …


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Climate Change: Some Reflections – Naeem Baig

Date: September 22, 2014 | Categories: Opinion All,

By Naeem Baig – Naeem M. Baig is the President of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). He is also serving as the Executive Director of “ICNA Council For Social Justice”. Mr. Baig served as the Secretary General of the Islamic Circle of North America from 2000 to 2004, and later from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Baig served as the consultant …