Imam Saffet Abid Catovic is an American Muslim of Bosnian-Anglo descent who
left work as a corporate budget director in 1992 to help the people of Bosnia
and Herzegovina survive the genocidal campaign wrought against them. He was a
founding leader of Bosnia-Task Force – USA which worked at the community,
regional and national level to end the genocide, and served at senior levels
in ministries in the Bosnian government during the war and post-Dayton period
including as Minister Counselor at the Bosnian Mission to the UN.
Saffet has spoken to international audiences about Islamic environmental teachings, and his articles have been published in various Islamic publications. He is Co-chair and founder of the Green Muslims of New Jersey, which served as a model for the Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) Task Force on Green Mosques, of which he is a member. He represented ISNA at COP 22 in Marrakech in November 2016 where he announced ISNA’s fossil fuel divestment commitment, making it the first Muslim organization to divest. He was a consulting member of the Drafting Committee of the International Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change (2015) and is a founding board member of the Global Muslim Climate Network.