A dialogue for South Asian Muslims and friends
What are the key barriers and opportunities for South Asian Muslims in engaging with ecological issues?
This deep discussion examines the barriers to local initiatives in the context of Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. The reserve emerged from a WWII bomb site of the former St. Judes Church (1846-1940) that has since been enclosed with a fence and largely closed off from the communities around it.
East London has many communities who have connections to South Asian countries on the forefront of ecological crises.
This facilitated dialogue will ask questions about the context of Bethnal Green, and hear perspectives from within the South Asian Muslim communities about the ecological crises facing us.
Facilitator: Muzammal Hussain, Wisdom in Nature.
Co-facilitator: Saif Osmani, Artist and Trustee, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve.
The discussion will take place in a semi-covered outdoor area at the reserve from 5.30pm-7pm. The address is: Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Middleton St, Bethnal Green, London E2 9RR. Drinks and light snacks will be provided.
Free to attend. Limited places. Booking essential. Book through this Eventbrite link: https://faithandecology.eventbrite.com
The discussion is supported by the charities The School of Sufi Teaching and Bethnal Green Nature Reserve Trust. Funded by the People's Postcode Lottery.
Note: parts of the evening discussion will be recorded and photographed. Participants are asked to wear appropriate walking shoes and coats as the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve is an outdoor venue. If you have any questions, call or message Saif on 07915 234 404.
Image: Saif Osmani
Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Middleton Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 9RR
Note: parts of the evening discussion will be recorded and photographed. Participants are asked to wear appropriate walking shoes and coats as the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve is an outdoor venue. If you have any questions, call or message Saif Osmani on 07915 234 404.
Nearest station: Tube: Bethnal Green on the Central Line. Train: Bethnal Green on overground.
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