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Imam Saffet Abid Catovic
Imam Saffet A. Catovic has his MBA, is a long-time US Muslim Community Organizer/Activist and Environmental Leader, and is the Head of ISNA’s Office for Interfaith, Community Alliances and Government Relations in Washington, DC. He was a national organizer of Bosnia Task Force USA, a coalition of the major National and Regional Muslim Organizations advocating for an end to the Genocide in Bosnia during the early 1990s. From 1992-2001 he served in various Senior level capacities in the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina including Minister Counselor at the Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations, NYC and Deputy Federation Contract Administrator at the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United States in DC.
Imam Saffet A. Catovic is currently Chair of the Parliament of the World's Religions Climate Action Task Force and serves on the Parliament's Board of Trustees; Member of the Statewide Clergy Council of Faith in New Jersey (part of the Faith in Action National Network), and board member. He is GreenFaith Fellow and serves as their Senior Muslim advisor; Co-founder and Chair of the Green Muslims of New Jersey (GMNJ); a founding committee member of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Green Initiatives; Consultant to the Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change (2015); a founding member of the Global Muslim Climate Network (GMCN); Co-drafter of the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) "Fatwa" Religious ruling on fossil fuel divestment; Member of the scholars Drafting team of "Al-Mizan-Covenant for the Earth" organized under the auspices of UNEP, Faiths for Earth; Board member of the Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA); Advisory group Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology; Imam and Muslim Chaplain at Drew University Madison, NJ where he also received his MA in Religion and Society, specializing in Religion and the Environment and is currently Doctorate of Ministry student.