Muslim leaders support Islamic declaration on climate change

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Aisha, 11, carries coal to be used for cooking and heating from a brick-making factory in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on December 17, 2013. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Parwiz
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-CLIMATE-MUSLIMS, originally transmitted on August 18, 2015.

Aisha, 11, carries coal to be used for cooking and heating from a brick-making factory in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on December 17, 2013. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Parwiz *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-CLIMATE-MUSLIMS, originally transmitted on August 18, 2015.

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(RNS) “Our species, though selected to be a caretaker or steward (khalifah) on the earth, has been the cause of such corruption and devastation on it,” the statement says.