Islam on-line announces Green Bible
Mahbubal has sent me this link from Islam on-line...the green bible has arrived! Thanks Mahbubal! Its on recycled paper with the ecological thoughts of the prophets flagged up and contributions from various enviro-Christians.
I am not a believer in God but several thoughts spring to mind.
1) Islam is so attacked but has such a heritage of science, civilisation and tolerance...people really should find out more about Islam, the ecological bits of the Koran, the Islamic preservation of the learning of the classical world, Islam and science and of course the emphasis on religious tolerance all come to mind.
2) Are American Christians rejecting right wing interpretations of the bible with an emphasis instead on social justice and ecology?
BTW Islam, Judaism and Christianity share the Old Testament and Islam views Jesus as a prophet.
I am not a believe but I do think that the left and greens should ally with the faith communities where appropriate, religious is often surprisingly rational.
Obviously we need to take a critical attitude where appropriate, some manifestations of religion are hierarchical and intolerent but many are not.