Christian Muslim Forum: Faith in the Fight
Charlotte Dando and Usman Nawaz are Faiths Act Fellows at Malaria No More UK. They work uniting faith communities in the UK behind the common goal of tackling extreme poverty and the suffering and deaths caused by malaria. They hope to engage Christians, Muslims and people of all faiths to join the global Faiths Act movement and demonstrate that faith can be a force for good.
A child dies from malaria every minute. We think you’ll agree that’s a pretty shocking statistic. Over 90% of all malaria deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa, a part of the world that can seem distant and different from our own small area of the planet which is perhaps why in our role as Faiths Act Fellows we often get asked, “Why should the problem of malaria matter to people here in the UK?”. In short, our faith traditions teach us about the importance of caring for human dignity, of relieving human suffering and working for peace in the world. Jesus spoke of loving your neighbour and similarly the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) taught to “love for your brother what you love for yourself”. As people of faith, we believe that our neighbours, our brothers (and sisters) are not simply those in our immediate eye-line but as the Dalai Lama puts it, we believe that we belong to “one great human family”.
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