Creation, Our Shared Inheritance
May 27-30, 2015
As people of Scripture, Muslims and Christians share a common inheritance in creation as the bounty and token of our Maker, Creator, and Judge. Islam and Christianity affirm equally the teaching that God has set us on earth to serve Him and our fellow human beings, and to that end has commissioned us to be caretakers of creation as His deputies.
Creation: Our Shared Inheritance was an international conference designed to bring together the foremost Muslim and Christian scholars and practitioners to discuss Creation Care. This event took place in Spring 2015 with an opening message from Ecumenical Patriach Bartholomew, which can be read here. Through this conference, we hope to begin exploration of our joint stewardship of creation in light of expanding frontiers of science and technology and of developments and opportunities arising from them. We are convinced that the interfaith exploration of this subject is timely and will significantly contribute to the faith-based creation care conversation. Through the conference we sought to affirm that there is much in our respective Scriptures to inform and guide us on the path of pursuing our role as caretakers of creation in service to God and to one another.
Additional Readings from the conference: