Islam and ecology (and the ecology of Islam)

One of the most thorough pieces of text, which focus on issues surrounding the environment recently written, is by Jeremy Rifkin, titled The Green New Deal, published in September 2019. It begins with an alarming warning: «We are facing a global emergency. Our scientists tell us that human-induced climate change brought on by the burning of fossil fuels has taken the human race and our fellow species into the sixth mass extinction event of...

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Green Deen; What Islam Teaches About Protecting The Planet

Green Deen; What Islam Teaches About Protecting The Planet

Ibrahim Abdul Matin: a good networker and organiser   Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, a former sustainability policy advisor to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Outward Bound instructor, authored Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet in 2010. Few years later he co-founded Green Squash Consulting, a management consulting firm based in New York working with people, organizations, companies, coalitions and governments...

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Reflections and perspectives for an eco-friendly Ramadan

  The world is sweet and verdant, and verily Allah has made you stewards in it, and He sees how you acquit yourselves. Hadīth from Abū  Sa’īd Al-Khudrī   The relationship between Islam and ecology is, today, crucial. For two simple reasons: 1) we are living in what Ahmed Paul Keeler, of the University of Cambridge, defines as an age of crisis, a deeply critical phase in which the environment is particularly penalized; 2)...

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Vatican Radio Interviews Emanuela Marinelli on the Shroud of Turin

Vatican Radio Interviews Emanuela Marinelli on the Shroud of Turin

Emanuela Marinelli, graduated in Natural and Geological Sciences, is one of the main experts on the Shroud of Turin. She has authored several books on this topic. She has recently participated in the ‘Jalsa Salana’ — the annual meeting of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community — near London, where an important exhibition on the Shroud was set up. While in the airport, waiting for her return flight to Rome, she was interviewed on the 5th of August...

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Discussing Jesus in depth; interview with David Rolfe

Discussing Jesus in depth; interview with David Rolfe

David Rolfe is a producer/director with an international BAFTA-winning career including 10 years with ITV (LWT) and, subsequently, BBC, RAI (Italy) and Discovery. Responsible for major network programmes featuring leading figures from every walk of life, prime ministers and royalty. As senior partner at the Performance Group, pioneered the development of management coaching through Performance Consultants and took it from start up to major...

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Update of Cannabis and its medical use

Update of Cannabis and its medical use

Dr. Priya Ranjan Avinash, Chief psychiatrist in Sarvam Neuropsychiatric hospital, New Delhi. He has already contributed to this blog magazine with an article about women mental health.    Introduction   There is a heated discussion going on while I write, the world over to make “medical cannabis” legal. After alcohol, it is the 2nd most widely used psychoactive substance world –wide. Its use is largest among the youth and there is...

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The Shroud between science and faith; interview with Bruno Barberis

The Shroud between science and faith; interview with Bruno Barberis

To read the interview in Italian, click here! Bruno Barberis was born in Turin on March 1, 1953. In 1975 he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at the University of Turin. Since 1983 he has been serving as an Associate Professor of Mathematical Physics in the Department of Mathematics at Turin University. He has taught a variety of subjects, including rational mechanics, mathematical physics, mathematical analysis, approximation...

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Ladakh (August 2014)

Ladakh (August 2014)

The English translation of a section of the book Gesù in India? (Jesus in India?) where it is reported my visit to Ladakh and to Hemis’s Monastery where, at the end of nineteenth century, have been found crucial manuscripts about possible stay of Jesus in India. Translation of full book is in process and it will be soon available in English as well. The synopsis is already available, you can read it clicking here. A big thanksgiving is...

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