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Concept of Sustainability in Abrahamic Religions

Khaleel, Fawad; Avdukic, Alija


Alija Avdukic


Umar Burki

Toseef Azid

Robert Francis Dahlstrom


Leaders of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have publicly advocated action to endogenies sustainable development goals as part of their welfare programmes and policies. Within the Abrahamic religions a strong financial emphasises is placed on the necessity of implementing sustainable development goals and expectations in economic and financial practices alongside models such as crowd funding, asset-based financing, microfinance, aid programmes based on trust and waqf foundations, and charitable funding of green projects across the globe. There is ongoing empirical and theoretical research on the Abrahamic religions’ contribution to development and saving humanity represented in numerous publications. These works effectively produced by religious leaders, activist groups, economists, academics and professionals require well-substantiated conclusions from collated data to enable meaningful contributions resulting from these efforts towards promoting sustainable development goals.


Khaleel, F., & Avdukic, A. (2021). Concept of Sustainability in Abrahamic Religions. In U. Burki, T. Azid, & R. Francis Dahlstrom (Eds.), Foundations of Sustainable Economy: Moral, Ethical and Religious Perspectives (69-80). London: Routledge.

Acceptance Date Dec 18, 2019
Online Publication Date Jul 29, 2021
Publication Date 2021
Deposit Date Feb 25, 2020
Publicly Available Date Jan 30, 2023
Publisher Routledge
Pages 69-80
Book Title Foundations of Sustainable Economy: Moral, Ethical and Religious Perspectives
Chapter Number 5
Keywords Religious faith; Judaism; Christianity; Eastern Orthodoxy; Islam; SDGs; human-centric development
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