The Interfaith Rainforest Initiative brings the commitment, influence and moral authority of religions to efforts to protect the world’s rainforests and the indigenous peoples that serve as their guardians.
We are focused on rainforests because they represent the very best of the planet’s beauty, supporting life and providing billions of people with food, shelter, livelihoods, medicine and clean water. They are also among the best climate solutions we have.
Tragically, tropical deforestation is rampant. This destruction is unnecessary and it is deeply undermining efforts by the international community to address climate change, sustainable development and human rights. We see the deforestation crisis as a moral and ethical concern of the highest order.
Over the last decade, a broad coalition of governments, indigenous peoples, scientists, NGOs, businesses and civil society partners have been working together on this agenda. But we have seen that more is needed. We need help to inspire people in new ways, to appeal to their core values, and to make the ethical case for urgent and concerted action to protect rainforests.
We believe that the leadership, moral authority and unparalleled influence of the world’s religions may be the missing piece that will help end tropical deforestation. This partnership is based on an informed belief that there is a commitment across faiths to achieve this goal.
We will use this newsletter to provide you with updates on the global and country work of the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative, as well as relevant news, resources and educational materials on rainforests, climate change and indigenous peoples issues. In this first issue, we take a look back at the groundwork that was laid for the initiative in 2018.
We hope you will join us and add your voice and commitment to this partnership. We look forward to working with you, and genuinely appreciate your interest and engagement.
Written by Syracuse University | School of Information Studies
Thursday, 07 February 2019 08:25
Master's in Information Management from Syracuse University - Delivered Online
In today's hyperconnected world, information sharing is evolving at an incredible pace. Because of this, organizations of all kinds are seeking professionals who can effectively manage and translate information. Through our M.S. in Information Management program, you will learn to apply skills, such as information acquisition, utility, retention, and transfer, to help your organization make more effective decisions. Upon graduation, you will emerge fully prepared to manage and use information to drive positive change.
Our interdisciplinary curriculum prepares you to make data-driven decisions and bridge the gap between businesses and technology. You will develop a diverse set of skills that will enable you to participate in all levels of information management. As a student, you will complete courses that focus on the following areas of expertise:
Enterprise risk management
Certificates of Advanced Study
With the following specializations, you can choose to further develop an area of expertise and gain valuable skills to stand out in a competitive job market.Data Science — Strengthen your technical and theoretical skills and increase the efficiency of data analysis, data visualizations, and data systems management within organizations.Information Security Management — This specialization will enable you to manage technical security and evaluate information security risks.The iSchool offers two online program tracks for both aspiring and experienced information management professionals:
M.S. in Information Management — 42 credits, 21 months to complete
M.S. in Information Management for Executives — 30 credits, 15 months to complete for students with six or more years of professional experience.
One of the most daunting details of a college education is perhaps also the biggest blockade as well: the cost of school and the ability to afford tuition. Even local community schools often come with fees that are beyond the scope of a military family. Fortunately, Fisher House Foundation and select companies make scholarships earmarked for Military children possible.
Over the past 17 years, the Fisher House Foundation has administered scholarship grants to nearly 11,000 students. These grants are courtesy of the Defense Commissary Agency and its business partners. Fisher House Foundation has volunteered to award and administer the funds, ensuring that every penny raised is awarded to a deserving recipient.
The nearly 11,000 students over the years have been selected from over 90,000 applicants. Potential applicants are eligible if they are the child of an active duty servicemember, reservist, guard or a retired commissary customer. All eligible applicants should also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled or enrolling in a 2- or 4-year degree program for the upcoming fall. Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2019 Semester.
The Executive Diploma in Islamic Banking & Finance is intended to impart the comprehensive knowledge of Islamic Banking and Islamic Insurance with its true sense and concepts among the people related or unrelated to the banking or insurance professions.
The purpose of the course is to equip the graduates with the Shariah principles of Islamic banking and finance to fulfill the global needs of human resources and to produce well-equipped professionals with the knowledge of Islamic financial and economical products and services.
The goal and objective of this course are to provide educational facilities for their educational uplift under Islamic financial system and training to facilitate people who cannot leave their homes or jobs.
The distance learning course comprises of four modules, and each module has two months duration. Strong tutorial support is an integral part of the distance education system. The material provided by the tutorial sessions helps the students to update their knowledge according to the latest globally used terms and concepts on Islamic Banking & Finance. The students are required to submit their assignments that are given to them, during or at the end of the tutorial sessions. The assignments given to students are based on the course contents.
AlHuda CIBE has brought seasoned professionals on its advisory panel to direct and guide the students of Executive Diploma in Islamic Banking & Finance.