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Friday, May 02, 2008

RIS EVENT: Islam and the Environment

Alhamdulillah, quite excited about this upcoming event inshahAllah! :-D

The youth organizers of the largest Muslim gathering in Canada, RIS Convention, are organizing a public lecture entitled "Faith and the Environment" on May 17, 2008. The lecture will be held at the Medical Sciences Building at University of Toronto (St. George Campus) from 6PM - 9PM. This lecture is part of RIS's Revival Series that is committed to engage its participants with relevant and challenging issues facing us in Canada.

Environment has been a focus of our discussion in Canada for last many years but has taken a main stage over the recent past due to alarming signs of Global Warming and Natural Disasters. The theme of the event is chosen to reach out to a diverse audience, including the religious community, to educate people on the importance of preserving our environment and providing awareness of how religion, and more specifically Islam, promotes this concept.

The evening panel will include distinguished speakers Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr and Mr. Hakim Archuletta. Both speakers have been chosen based on their expertise on this subject. Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr (( is a professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University and one of the leading experts on Islamic science and spirituality. Mr. Hakim Archuletta ( is an expert in homeopathic medicine and has worked within the healing arts profession for over 30 years.

Public Lecture information

Medical Sciences Building
McLeod Auditorium - University of Toronto
St George Campus
Toronto, Ontario

6:00PM TO 9:00PM
May 17, 2008

Registration: $10 per person for the public lecture


One Day Intensive Program information

Living Arts Centre
Mississauga, Ontario

10:00AM TO 4:00PM
May 17, 2008

Registration: $15 per person for the one day intensive program

We invite you to take part in these unique programs and help spread information about it to friends and family. Details are attached and are also available on our website

Please feel free to contact us at for further assistance. We look forward to seeing you at these programs.

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There are limited seats for these events, so please register at your earliest convenience.

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