Indonesia: The home of “Green Islam”

November 16, 2009
By Peter Gelling

Can Quranic teaching save the planet? Many in the world’s most-populous Muslim nation think so.

IMOGIRI, Indonesia — Scattered on a forested hillside in this remote, almost pristine area of Central Java is the Ilmu Giri Pesantren, an Islamic boarding school that six years ago began offering a new kind of curriculum to a handful of local farmers.