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The large contemporary photographs that greet visitors at the entrance to Syria: A Living History, contrast sharply with the devastation wreaked by the country’s six-year civil war. Instead, the exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which spans 5 000 years, celebrates the land and people of Syria — and offers hope.
Competition was intense at the 2016 Jubilee Games, but it was the spirit of Jamati unity that won out in the end. Watch as Ismailis from around the world render the familiar lyrics “Dream, believe and reach the the sky!” in several of the many languages spoken in their home countries.
Canada’s oldest humanities research, the Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies, awarded Mawlana Hazar Imam an honorary degree for his service to humanity at a ceremony in Toronto on 20 May 2016.
Toronto, 20 May 2016 — At a special ceremony held this evening, the Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies awarded Mawlana Hazar Imam an honorary degree for his service to humanity. The Chancellor of the Institute, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, the Archbishop of Toronto conferred the degree at St Basil’s Collegiate Church.
Toronto, 20 May 2016 — Justice Albie Sachs, a heroic activist, freedom fighter and a former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa, delivered the Annual Pluralism Lecture yesterday evening. A flagship event of the Global Centre for Pluralism, this year’s talk gave a riveting recount of how South Africa’s constitution was created.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is on a six-day visit to Canada, during which he will be in Ottawa and Toronto to attend various meetings and events. On Thursday, Mawlana Hazar Imam will deliver introductory remarks at the Global Centre for Pluralism’s Annual Pluralism Lecture, being held at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.
Ottawa, 11 February 2016 — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was the guest of honour at a private luncheon at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat today. The event underscored the importance of accommodating and valuing diversity around the world.
Remarks by Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, introducing Mawlana Hazar Imam before the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University on 12 November 2015.
Mawlana Hazar Imam sat down with Harvard University Professor Diana Eck for an on-stage conversation after delivering the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard. Their dialogue explored many ways in which pluralism affects society and human development.
Cambridge, MA, 13 November 2015 — For decades, technology and globalisation have been held up as a panacea for humanity’s ills. But although today’s world is now more connected than ever before, it has also become more fragmented.
After delivering the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture, Mawlana Hazar Imam sat down with Harvard University Professor Diana L. Eck for an on-stage conversation.
Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam: The Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University on 12 November 2015.
Mawlana Hazar Imam delivered the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University on 12 November 2015.
» VIDEO: Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers Jodidi lecture at Harvard
» VIDEO: Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Harvard Professor Diana Eck
» Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam
» Conversation with Professor Diana Eck
» Introductory remarks by Professor Ali Asani
London, 27 October 2015 — UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova spoke at the Ismaili Centre, London on the challenges of protecting cultural heritage in times of conflict. An on-stage question and answer session moderated by New York Times Editorial Board Member Serge Schmemann followed.
Athens, 15 September 2015 — Democracy faces dire challenges in the world today, says Mawlana Hazar Imam. Its survival depends on how well it can deliver on a promise of human progress.
Toronto, 6 June 2015 — The Montreal-based Constantinople Musical Ensemble, along with special guests from Greece and Turkey, gave a concert at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. Their performance recalled the sights and sounds of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), a city rich in history and culture.
Earlier this month, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP joined the Ismaili Muslim community for the launch of the Big Iftar 2015 at the Ismaili Centre, London. The Big Iftar is a national initiative supported by the United Kingdom government that promotes neighbourliness, strengthening of community relations and sharing.
Toronto, 28 May 2015 — The Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Lecture. The event took place at the Aga Khan Museum in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam and numerous Canadian dignitaries.
Toronto, 27 May 2015 — The Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada will deliver the Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Lecture tomorrow. Mawlana Hazar Imam will deliver the opening remarks.
Watch the live webcast of the event starting at 7:30 PM EDT (Toronto time).
“The future is really bright, if you know where to shine the light,” says Alisha Sonawalla, a self-acclaimed culture enthusiast. She is one of many Ismaili youth in India, who see a bright future for their country — one they are keen to shape with their optimism and confidence.