New publication: A Modern History of the Ismailis – Continuity and Change in a Muslim Community, Edited by Dr. Farhad Daftary — Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK

The second largest Shi‘i Muslim community after the Ithna‘ashari or Twelvers, the Ismailis have had a long and complex history dating back to the formative period of Islam. Subsequently, they became subdivided into a number of major branches and minor groups. However, since the beginning of the 12th century CE, the Ismailis have existed in…

Videos: Trump Facing Live Impeachment Hearings | The 11th Hour | MSNBC and Republicans, Losing Impeachment Fight, Call Democrats "Dumb": A Closer Look

Trump Facing Live Impeachment Hearings | The 11th Hour | MSNBC Trump calls the impeachment investigation a hoax but it’s about to get very real as the first witnesses testify under oath, on the record and in public next week. Aired on 11/08/19. Source: MSNBC Republicans, Losing Impeachment Fight, Call Democrats “Dumb”: A Closer Look…

Ismaili Imamat donates medical equipment to University Hospital in Lisbon, News , Photos and Video

Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa attended a special ceremony in Lisbon today, 8 November, to inaugurate the Ismaili Imamat’s donation of a Da Vinci surgical system to the Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central. The Da Vinci surgical equipment introduces cutting-edge, robotics-assisted technology for performing advanced operations on patients. Surgical robots…

Celebrating Sikhism: Kartarpur Corridor opens today | The 3-kilometer corridor provides visa-free access to Sikh pilgrims to Pakistan | Watch Video

  (Click Guru Nanak to watch video) Tribune com Pakistan writes: LAHORE: Celebrating Sikhism: Kartarpur Corridor opens today In a landmark peace move, the Pakistan government opens the Kartarpur Corridor today, for the followers of Guru Nanak, allowing them to visit the revered Sikh Guru’s final resting place without a visa. The 3-kilometer corridor provides…

University of Central Asia (UCA) Videos: UCA Scholarships for Young Scholars Central Asian Faculty Development Programme | Badakhshan TV: UCA Students Host Model UN Conference in Khorog

The University of Central Asia (UCA) offers opportunities for Central Asian scholars to pursue an academic career internationally through its Central Asian Faculty Development Programme (CAFDP). Following their studies, CAFDP scholars return to UCA to teach or conduct research. The programme is designed to ensure that scholars from the region are strongly represented in UCA’s…

Video: Stanley B Greenberg – President Trump’s Tea Party Revolution and the End of America’s Polarization — Reset DOC

America is very exceptional in ways we are already watching it push back against the kind of polarization extremism that gave us Donald Trump. People are really engaged, and they got engaged almost immediately. They have enough of anti-government, anti-immigration, and polarization extremism that block democratic governance. Statistics and pollings confirm this, says Stanley Greenberg….

Poverty Alleviation: Reaching out to disadvantaged communities — by Alphonce Shiundu on D+C, Development and Cooperation EU | Impact of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

To understand the impact of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), one has to look at specific programmes. The foundation has improved the lives of many people on Kenya’s ocean coast for example. A mosque in Mombasa In Mombasa and the neighbouring counties of Kilifi and Kwale, the AKF has been engaged in pre-primary and primary…

Background Working conditions in the globalised textile industry | Germany is pursuing a broad range of efforts in support of environmental and social standards at various levels

Worldwide, there are more than 60 million people working in the textile and garment industry – most of them in developing and emerging economies. The industry is characterised by close international integration and complex supply chains. Its contribution to economic growth and development is significant. In some countries, however, production and working conditions do not…

Digital summit in Dortmund: Data sovereignty is paramount — Office of the Federal Government

At the German government’s digital summit in Dortmund, Chancellor Angela Merkel has advocated data sovereignty and called for European solutions in the field of digital infrastructure. The supranational cloud Gaia-X was presented. Chancellor Angela Merkel at the digital summit – European solutions for digital infrastructure -Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann At this year’s digital summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel…

CEO of Aga Khan Foundation UK, Matt Reed, joins Alberto Lidji to talk about the AKDN, its $5.5bn of annual operations and relationships with 40,000 civil society organisations — Alberto Lidji Podbean com

CEO of Aga Khan Foundation UK, Matt Reed, joins Alberto Lidji to talk about the Aga Khan Development Network, its $5.5bn of annual operations, relationships with 40,000 civil society organisations and much more. click above Image to Listen at source — Screen shot The Aga Khan Foundation is one of 10 development agencies that together…

UK: An insight into the lives of new Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) students

In September 2019, 40 new students joined The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) for post-graduate study, arriving from Canada, India, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and the USA. They have embarked on a journey that will expand their horizons, create lifelong friendships, and become part of a global network of alumni that share the unique experience of…