Our Earth – Embracing All Communities

My project, Our Earth: Embracing All Communities, is inspired by a verse from the Quran-“There is not an animal in the earth, nor a flying creature flying on two wings, but they are communities like you” (Al-Anaam 6:38). Understanding this verse serves as a Divine invitation to follow the concerns of ecologists in our present times. We have been informed and warned again and again that we must honor and preserve and not abuse Nature.

Ecological living is about protecting and preserving the environment of planet Earth, through recognizing the uniqueness of its various eco-systems and species. Every individual habitat supports all manner of life. Awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgement and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world.

Our Earth: Embracing All Communities

By Salma Arastu