MINE – new plans for 2008

Assalam aleikum (may peace be upon you) Brothers and Sisters,

May this message find you in the best of health and spirits.

I pray you had a good Eid. Want to start the New Year in a positive way? 3 new exciting plans for the New Year: (multi)faith & environment circles, something for everyone… you are most kindly invited to attend:

Circle 1: Faith & Environment Book club

Target audience: men & women of faith (or interested in faith perspective) and interested in reading

Purpose: increase knowledge of our own faith and of other faiths in B’ham with respect to taking care of Creation/ our environment

How: agree on book to read (with enviro and/ or faith subject; e.g. ‘God’s covenant with animals’), and discuss it like ‘ordinary’ book clubs do

Frequency: monthly meeting

Timing: last Thursday evening of the month, 7-9 pm (TBC)

Circle 2: Faith & Environment Walking Our Talk

Target audience: women of faith (or interested in faith perspective) and in discussing how we can LIVE our faith better

Purpose: increase knowledge of our own faith and of other faiths in B’ham & action with respect to taking care of Creation/ our environment

How: no preparation necessary, but themed discussion around living our faith (e.g. ‘what would Jesus – peace be upon him – drive?’)

Frequency: monthly meeting

Timing: second Thursday evening of the month, 7-9 pm (TBC)

Circle 3: Islam & Environment, learn about khalq (Creation) and khalifa (Guardianship)

Target audience: Muslim sisters (and women interested in Islamic viewpoint)

Purpose: increase knowledge of our deen/ faith & living our faith more truly

How: take topic from Qur’an or obligation on Muslims and learn about conservation etc (e.g. quantity water use in ablutions, true halal)

Frequency: monthly meeting

Timing: last Saturday of the month from 1-3 pm (TBC)

Location for both circles: The Zawiya, 1 Jenkins Street (off Coventry Road), Small Heath

And may 2008 be more peaceful than 2007 for the world!

In peace,

Rianne

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Info on HomePlanet, environment radio shows archive:

http://www.birminghamfoe.org.uk/ClimateandFaith (check under ‘Resources’)

Corruption has appeared in the land and sea for that men’s own hands have earned, that God may let them taste some part of what they have done, so that they may return to their senses (Qur’an 30: 41)

“Live in this world as if you were going to live forever; prepare for the next world as if you were going to die tomorrow.” (Prophet Muhammad)

Individually we can make a difference, together we can change the world!

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