Friday, December 14, 2007

Draft #2: Our Common Intention

Nature moves us. In it we feel a deep, spiritual connection to our Creator and the world around us. Our faith and our values motivate us to be more aware of our surroundings and understand the interconnections in our lives and in life. They also drive us to nourish that which is positive and wholesome (i.e. the good which brings us closer to our Creator) and to curb the negative consequences of our actions, on everything and everyone we are connected to.

Our group is one of the many networks we look to for support, inspiration and action. We aim to foster a broader dialogue around the issues of wholeness, interconnection and sustainability in our communities. Sustainability, as we understand it, is a concept that encompasses equality, social justice and human rights.


Anonymous said...

Do you guys know about Taqwa Eco Food Co-op in Illinois?

Umm Atiyya said...

As salaamu Alaikum! This is great! I didn't think there were any Muslims in this area actively coming together on things like renewable energy, composting, etc. I often shop at Glut in Mt. Rainier, but I'd like to know if any of you know of any community gardening plots in the area? If not, does anyone kow how to go about leasing/renting a vacant plot from the city where one could be started? I'm trying my hand at my own little organic vegetable garden, but I'd like to get involved with some other folks who are like-minded, insha Allah.

Sanjana said...

umm atiyya, wa alaykum asalaam and thanks for stopping by! make sure to keep friday feb 1st free on your calendar for our next green muslim dinner in DC.

also, we were discussing setting up a green muslim CSA, but haven't gotten anywhere on it...let us know if you have any ideas on how to get started.