In Memoriam: ibrahim abdul-matin

The Center for Earth Ethics mourns the passing of environmental activist, urban strategist and author ibrahim abdul-matin, a member of the CEE Advisory Board.

“Ibrahim was an author, activist, faith leader and instrumental to the work and mission of the Center for Earth Ethics,” said CEE Advisory Board Co-Chair Gregory Simpson. “We are indebted to him for his wisdom and passion. We offer our deepest condolences to his family and pray for comfort in this time.”

“It was an honor to know Ibrahim and to learn from him,” said CEE Executive Director Karenna Gore. “Through his public voice, organizing, writings and presence, he shed light on the spiritual and moral dimensions of the social and ecological challenges we face and built bridges between people of different backgrounds. We will miss him and will lift up his legacy in our work.”  

An advocate for environmental and climate justice from a Muslim perspective, abdul-matin was the author of “Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet” and the founder of Green Squash Consulting. He founded Brooklyn Academy of Science & the Environment (BASE), an innovative youth development. He was a senior fellow with Interfaith America and New Yorkers for Clean Power, a New York Advisory Board member of the Trust for Public Land and a board member for the International Living Future Institute and Sapelo Square.

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