Rome – On Saturday 23 July 2022, greater than 50 volunteers from the Islamic Cultural Centre of Italy and Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology cleaned up the stretch of Viale della Grande Moschea from the bus station “Campi sportivi” to the station “Monte Antenne” on the Rome-Viterbo regional line.
The Nice Mosque of Rome (Italian: Moschea di Roma), is the biggest mosque within the western world by way of land space. It has an space of 30,000 m2 and might accommodate greater than 12,000 folks. The constructing is positioned within the Acqua Acetosa space, on the foot of the Monti Parioli, north of town. Additionally it is the seat of the Italian Islamic Cultural Centre (Italian: Centro Culturale Islamico d’Italia).
Along with being a gathering place for spiritual actions, it supplies cultural and social providers variously connecting Muslims collectively, whereas additionally holding teachings, wedding ceremony ceremonies, funeral providers, exegesis, exhibitions, conventions, and different occasions.
The mosque was collectively based by the exiled Prince Muhammad Hasan of Afghanistan and his spouse, Princess Razia and was financed by Faisal of Saudi Arabia, head of the Saudi royal household and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in addition to by another states of the Muslim world. The opening ceremony was led by Pope John Paul II.
Its planning took greater than ten years: the Roman Metropolis Council donated the land in 1974, however the first stone was laid solely in 1984, within the presence of the then President of the Italian Republic Sandro Pertini, with its inauguration on 21 June 1995.
On July 23rd 2022, the day of the joint operation between followers of Islam in addition to followers of Scientology, over 12 cubic meters of all types of trash had been collected.
Brambles and shrubs that impeded pedestrian transit on the pedestrian walkway had been eliminated, in addition to weeds, brushwood and trash of varied varieties. The fabric was collected and closed in plastic baggage, which had been collected on the finish of the intervention by the operators of the Municipal Atmosphere Company (AMA).
The success of the mission was made attainable due to the assist of the Division of Agriculture, Atmosphere and Waste Cycle of Roma Capitale and the cooperation of the AMA.
“It was a day that required nice dedication from all of the volunteers, additionally as a result of overwhelming warmth, however the last consequence richly rewards us by way of the surroundings returned to the residents,” mentioned Elena Martini, spokesperson for the Church of Scientology in Rome.
Dr. Nader Akkad, Imam of the Grand Mosque of Rome, highlighted the significance of the initiative of the 2 faiths concerned: “It’s a collaboration that carries ahead a standard mission, each of fraternity and friendship and with a standard objective, that of caring for the surroundings.”
“Religions have an important activity, to create fraternity, to create a standard house of friendship,” continued Dr. Akkad; “These days, it is vitally vital for spiritual faiths to cooperate collectively for the collective good, and definitely the most effective methods to do that is to maintain the surroundings, the folks and the relationships of these individuals who co-inhabit this surroundings.”
Satisfaction with the consequence achieved with the mission on Saturday twenty third within the space of the Nice Mosque of Rome has additional motivated the leaders of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Italy and the Church of Scientology to comply with up the mission with future initiatives to be determined additionally along with public authorities for a greater service to the group.
“Whereas faith, generally, places the primary give attention to what might be referred to as the ‘past’”, mentioned Ivan Arjona, President of the European Workplace of the Church of Scientology for Public Affairs and Human Rights, “it’s clear to all of us that may be a good factor make Earth appear extra like a paradise, whereas we work to attain salvation, and the Italian Muslims and Scientologists, collectively, have achieved an excellent transfer setting an instance”.
In accord with a principle in The Solution to Happiness, the ethical code written by L. Ron Hubbard and that Scientologists subscribe to, says the official web site of Scientology, the church buildings and their parishioners are very energetic in native environmental campaigns. Chief amongst their actions are “recycling tasks, public park cleanups, graffiti removing, mural tasks to beautify inner-city streets and highways, Earth Day academic campaigns and group clean-up campaigns … Look after the surroundings additional extends to using environmentally pleasant supplies within the building of recent Scientology Church buildings”.
As to Islam, Prof. Al-Jayyousi, says the web site of the UN Atmosphere Program, elaborated that the Islamic worldview defines an excellent life (Hayat Tayebah) dwelling evenly on Earth (Zohd) and caring for each folks and nature. Islamic discourse gives a way of hope and optimism about the potential of attaining concord between people and nature. Earth will discover a steadiness if people rethink their existence and mindsets as said within the Quran.
Scientologists around the globe take part not solely in boards to guard freedom of faith for all, all the time and all over the place, but in addition in lots of interfaith initiatives wherein all variety of religions cooperate for a standard good.