What We Got Up To In 2013: Islamic Ecology ~ Permaculture ~ Facilitation
Peace all, Over the past few weeks, we’ve been worming away, developing the fertility of the soil (both literally and metaphorically!), preparing it to receive seeds as the world moves into the next solar cycle.
We will share our news, events, collaborations and courses as developments manifest, God willing, in 2014. Please stay tuned. We ask you to support us as you are able, participate where you can, raise ideas for collaborations, and keep us in your prayers.We also would like to share with you some of what took place for WIN over 2013. Below is a summary (with links) to read and share.
ISLAM & PERMACULTURE
This year (2013), WIN Reps ran several more Permaculture courses and workshops (in Brighton, Surrey and London) including one on Islam, Sufism & the Permaculture Approach at the London Permaculture Festival which drew well over 60 people>> Click here to read a short summary.
VIDEO: INTERCONNECTEDNESS & RELATIONSHIP: BASIS FOR AN ISLAMIC ECOLOGY
WIN Reps spoke at the Inclusive Mosque Initiative on the above topic. You can watch the Youtube video here GM FOOD & ISLAM ON THE WEB We launched a comprehensive Islam & GM Food web-section (which took us quite a few months work!), with a clear statement as to WIN’s position on GM Food! NON-VIOLENCE & ISLAM: POST WOOLWICH: WIN STATEMENT
We were deeply disturbed by the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby. We reflected on this and put out a public statement, drawing on the wider context and our exploration of non-violence over the years – including in the Islam tradition, particularly the life of Abdul Ghaffar Khan (Badshah Khan – ‘Non-violent soldier of Islam’): ‘THE ESSENTIAL NEED FOR AN ISLAMIC NON-VIOLENCE’S >>> Click here to Read
Permaculture: Growing Food in a Small Space
All Permaculture-related Blog Posts>> http://wisdominnature.org/search/label/permaculture
PERMACULTURE PLOT WORK DAYS
We held two work days at our no-dig permaculture plot. A Big thank you again to those who helped.
DEEPENING FACILITATION: FEEDBACK FROM ‘FACILITATING CHANGE’ WEEK IN WALES
WIN Rep Muzammal Hussain reported on the “challenging, yet exhilarating” ‘Facilitating Change’ week in rural Wales for grassroot facilitators from the UK and Europe. Read the full post
G8: HUNGER SOLUTIONS: AWAY FROM CORPORATE CONTROL, TOWARDS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY>>
In the leadup to the G8 we put out a statement about world hunger, power, and corporate control>> http://tinyurl.com/mulxakd
WIN facilitated a participative ‘Ecology and Faith’ forum in Bath: WHO CARES? HOW CAN FAITH HELP OR HINDER A MORE SUSTAINABLE WORLD? Some photos
We also switched our elist from the more corporate Yahoo to the grassroots Riseup! And finally set up a PayPal account to give more options for you to donate dosh to WIN to support our work on Islamic ecology, permaculture & facilitation>>
That’s all for now!
Wishing you a wonderful end of year.