We are Muslims for Ecological Consciousness and Climate Action (M.E.C.C.A.)
We are a group of Muslims from different backgrounds who are part of a larger “Faith Bridge“, a multi-faith community within Extinction Rebellion. We began to meet and organise in September 2019, when Faith Bridge briefly occupied Lambeth Bridge in London, UK. We are Muslims in different countries around the world and we demand one thing: climate justice.
Back in October 2019 we put together a statement to explain why we are inspired by Islamic teachings to act on climate change and ecological destruction. Read it here.
Here are the objectives that we have set for the group which are based on our diverse experiences within the Muslim communities and on Extinction Rebellion’s principles of nonviolence.
When we organised our first people’s assembly at Trafalgar Square in October 2019, we sent a letter of invitation to Muslim organisations in the UK. You can read it here.
Since the inception of XR Muslims we have received so many requests from local XR groups asking us how they could get involved Muslim communities. Here is a summary of most common questions and and answers.
During Ramadan 2020 we organised a series of talks about Islam and the environment. You can see the full programme and watch the talks here.
We participated in conversations on environment and faith and social change. Browse Past Events and Actions for some examples
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