Video: Behind the Scenes of Feathers of Fire — a groundbreaking cinematic shadow play based on the Persian epic Shahnemeh

April 28, 2016 Caitlin Schiffer, a reporter for BUTV10, Boston University’s television station, produced this video piece about the April 16-17 performances of Feathers of Fire, a groundbreaking cinematic shadow play based on the Persian epic Shahnemeh (The Book of Kings), hosted by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the Fitzgerald Theatre in Cambridge….

16 human rights defenders from China to Brazil, and from Chad to Canada awarded Franco-German Prize for Human Rights

 On Thursday (1 December), Foreign Minister Steinmeier and his French counterpart Jean‑Marc Ayrault presented awards to 16 human rights defenders. Here are profiles of the award winners.   The award winners with Foreign Ministers Steinmeier and Ayrault.© Ronny Hartmann/photothek.de In his speech, Foreign Minister Steinmeier praised the courage and compassion of the award winners© Ronny…

AKDN together with 40+ Nations and International Organizations adopt and support the Amritsar Declaration at the Heart of Asia – Afghanistan Conference 2016 in Amritsar, India

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The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) together with 26 nations and international organizations supported the Amritsar Declaration as an additional 14 countries and the UN adopted the Amritsar Declaration at the Heart of Asia, Istanbul Process on Afghanistan, 6th Ministerial Conference 2016 in Amritsar, India. AKDN was represented at the ministerial…

His Highness the Aga Khan attend Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage Conference in Abu Dhabi | See France and other Sources

ABU DHABI: Heads of states and governments and representatives of international organisations and private institutions on Saturday reaffirmed their common determination to safeguard the endangered cultural heritage of all peoples, against its destruction and illicit trafficking, and pledged to act against terrorists and extremists attacking cultural diversity that is “a source of collective wealth that…

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on a trip to Lebanon: Showing support for the biggest helper | “We have every interest in Lebanon remaining an anchor of stability in this unsettled region” – Steinmeier

Measured in relation to its own population, no other country in the world helps as many refugees as Lebanon. This small country has provided refuge for over 1.5 million people fleeing war and terror in Syria. Foreign Minister Steinmeier travelled to Beirut on Thursday (1 December) to demonstrate that Germany is a solid partner at…

Simerg com: Aga Khan’s Inspiring Interview on PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly is Worth Revisiting (Now Includes Transcript)

This Interesting and Well Presented PBS Program is Worth Watching [and Rewatching] Click on image to read interview/transcript. INTRODUCED BY ABDULMALIK MERCHANT With an Advisory Aboard consisting of distinguished educators and scholars representing different faiths, the Religion & Ethic Newsweekly of PBS has set itself apart by providing distinctive, cutting-edge news coverage and analysis of…

Afghanistan: Each year 60,000 Children are treated at French Medical Institute for Children run by Aga Khan University and partners | No patients are denied due to lack of funds

The French Medical Institute for Children treats 60,000 patients each year from all 34 provinces in Afghanistan. The hospital is run by the Aga Khan University in partnership with the Government of France, the French NGO La Chaine de L’Espoir, the Government of Afghanistan and the Aga Khan Development Network. ->>>>><<<<<-

Celebrate your own sacred architecture with the ‘Pyramid Pose’ — Toronto Star | Yoga by instructor YuMee Chung – at the Aga Khan Museum with the Ismaili Centre at background

Inspired by the crystalline structure above Toronto’s Ismaili Centre, this pose require a lot of practice. Yoga instructor YuMee Chung demonstrates a daring Pyramid Pose at the Aga Khan Museum.(ANNE-MARIE JACKSON) (Click Photo to watch video at source) The practice of yoga is based on the geometry of the human body and the natural world…

Asian Chapter Group’s Annual Meeting in Dubai — Institute of Ismaili Studies | Explored of the poetry of the Persian Ismaili poet-philosopher, Nasir-i Khusraw

Between 3rd and 7th September, the Asian Chapter Group of the IIS Alumni Association convened at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai, for their annual reunion, and a lively exploration of the poetry of the Persian Ismaili poet-philosopher, Nasir-i Khusraw. The Asian Chapter Group with guest speakers and staff at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai. A highlight of…