Dear friends, dear colleagues,
As we bid Ramadan farewell and begin to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, I wanted to share a short reflection with you about what made this Ramadan special to me.
This past holiday season, Muslims, Christians and Jews observed Ramadan, Easter and Passover simultaneously, something that only happens about once every 30 years. One of the pillars of all these Abrahamic religions is the call to compassion: that we treat others as we would want to be treated.
In the context of climate action, the call to compassion requires us to see ourselves in the four billion people most vulnerable to climate change and to understand that climate change is not an over there issue, but a here and now issue.
So let us celebrate this Eid al-Fitr, Easter and Passover with a call to compassion to build a safer, more equitable world for all people and for all future generations.
— Razan Al Mubarak