Tom (21) was born and raised in North India, where his parents, inspired by their Christian faith, have sought to live in and serve urban poor communities. He is currently living in Lucknow, working for an Indian not-for-profit teaching children Hindi literacy. He and his dad, Mark, recently wrote a book - Low Carbon and Loving It – about climate change and their experiences in India and Australia.
Dr Daud Batchelor is a Sheikh and Committee Member for the Brisbane Muslim Fellowship, Australia. He is a devout Muslim who has a deep love of the Qur'an, and an active concern for environmental issues.
1. How does your faith describe the relationship with earth/ creation/ all beings?
All creation celebrates God’s glory showing the unity of creation. We should therefore approach Nature as being Sacred, show it respect and nurture it, especially as Adam, and we as his descendants, were appointed as God’s stewards (khulafa) to protect the earth.