We’ve seen the devastating impact of global events from climate change and COVID-19 to pressing economic and social burdens. But we’ve also seen the strength of our communities when we come together to address these difficulties.
With all the challenges we’re facing in the world, we recognized a need to stand together. We chose to come together and foster the power of unity. Ummah for Earth is an alliance created to address the pressing challenges facing our world. Together, we can take action toward a positive change.
We invite you to join us.
Ummah for Earth is an alliance-led initiative, with the goal to empower Muslim communities who are facing crises. The alliance is made up of :
Global One – Global One is a UK-based Muslim women-led international development NGO with registered offices in Kenya, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Jordan. Global One works to raise awareness on sustainability under the legacies of Islam and has introduced a guide to green practices during hajj. These include recommendations to waste management, public transport and sensible energy consumption in order to reduce our individual carbon footprint during Hajj.
Greenpeace MENA – Greenpeace MENA (Middle East and North Africa) is the latest organisation in the Greenpeace network that now consists of 27 independent national/regional organisations in over 55 countries across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, as well as a co-ordinating body, Greenpeace International. Greenpeace MENA will prioritise environmental problems from this important region, offering solutions for its people and working hand in hand with the local communities in order to push for a greener and more peaceful world.
Greenpeace Southeast Asia – Greenpeace has been present in the Southeast Asia region since 2000. Southeast Asia’s forests, mountains, rivers and oceans are home to millions of people and thousands of species of trees, plants, birds and mammals. But today, much of these flora and fauna are under threat from climate change, deforestation, pollution and unsustainable industrialised agriculture. The region’s rapid industrialisation and economic success has come at a heavy price. Through its campaigns, Greenpeace aims to protect Southeast Asia from further ecological ruin and to serve as a beacon of awareness and action in the interest of environmental protection and sustainable development.
IFEES/EcoIslam – IFEES/EcoIslam is a leading Islamic environmental agency, helping to bridge the gap between the inherent ecological guidance of Islam and what informs daily behaviour as Muslims, aiming to bring about positive change across our communities and beyond to protect the earth.
Islamic Relief – As an independent humanitarian and development organisation, Islamic Relief Worldwide has been serving humanity for 35 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, IRW strives to make the world a better and fairer place for the three billion people still living in poverty. Since 1984, IRW has helped millions of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Inspired by the Islamic faith and guided by its values, IRW believes that people with wealth have a duty to those less fortunate regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief.
Dr Odeh Al Jayoussi – Odeh Al-Jayyousi a professor and international consultant in sustainability and innovation. Author of a book titled” Islam and sustainable development: New worldviews”.
Our strength lies in our unity. By coming together, we can make the change we need to protect the earth and and the most vulnerable among us.
We have a responsibility to maintain the balance (mizan) on earth as stewards (khalifah).
We seek to build a more dignified, sustainable, and safer way of living, with good intentions & well-researched action.