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Nahdlatul Ulama’s green agenda

  • Zaki Mubarok

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Jakarta   /   Tue, February 26, 2019   /  09:23 am
Nahdlatul Ulama’s green agenda Marine plastic debris has moved up high on the international environmental agenda — and for good reason.  (Shutterstock/File)

Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the country’s largest Muslim organization, will hold its consultation meeting and grand conference with the theme “Strengthening Ukhuwah Wathaniyah [national brotherhood] for the People’s Sovereignty” from Feb. 27 to March 1 in Miftahul Huda Al-Azhar Islamic boarding school in the West Java town of Banjar. These two important events will deliberate and produce a number of fatwas and recommendations regarding, among other things, matters of ritual, as well as state and community issues such as popular sovereignty and plastic waste. Through the gathering, the NU aims to offer solutions to challenges the Indonesian people and particularly nahdliyin (NU members) face on a daily basis. The fatwas and recommendations may serve as guidelines to help them deal with not only Islamic law but also specific problems affecting pe...

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