The Aga Khan stands out as an icon of action -A tribute by James Wolfensohn,World Bank president (1995-2005) — Introduced by Abdulmalik Merchant

James Wolfensohn, World Bank President (1995 – 2005), speaking on January 25, 2005 in Washington DC when the National Building Museum presented its sixth prestigious Vincent Scully Prize to His Highness the Aga Khan in recognition of his contributions to promoting design excellence and improving the built environment in the Muslim world. Introduced by Abdulmalik…

A lot more than the Berlinale – film in Germany — Video

 Film has a long tradition in Germany, going back more than 100 years. Germany is an attractive place to produce films, be they blockbusters, domestic or international productions. And it is particularly interesting because of the unique blend of tradition and cutting-edge film-making. Source: DEUTSCHLAND.de ->>>>><<<<<-

Introduction to Interfaith Leadership — By Dominican University and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) | The eight-lesson curriculum are completely free to download

Dominican University and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) have built an eight-lesson curriculum exploring the fundamentals of Interfaith Leadership through generous funding from the Henry Luce Foundation. The world today requires interfaith leaders, and this course offers a comprehensive and academically rigorous examination of this concept. Frequently Asked Questions What will my students learn through the…

Europe’s Largest Pension Funds Heavily Invested in Illegal Israeli Settlements — DanWatch,Denmark |Five largest pension funds have €7.5 billion invested in companies…

Europe’s five largest pension funds have €7.5 billion invested in companies with business activities in and around illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. This is at odds with United Nations guidelines, clear warnings from 18 European countries, and undermines the two-state solution, experts warn. Israeli soldiers stand guard near the Israeli settlement of Beitar…

German-Arabic children′s books: ″Einfach Lesen!″ – Just read! — Qantara de | Goethe’s children′s books for young refugees and their parents

Friendly trams and wandering frogs: the Goethe-Institut is using children′s books in German and Arabic to make it easier for young refugees and their parents to come into contact with the new language and country. A visit to a refugee shelter in Berlin shows how well the “Einfach lesen!” project is being received. By Patrick…

Aga Khan University graduands urged to utilise knowledge to transform society

Graduands at the Aga Khan University’s convocation ceremony in Nairobi were encouraged to use their skills and knowledge to pursue ambitious, far-reaching initiatives that would impact as many lives as possible. Sixty graduates awarded degrees at the convocation in Nairobi In her speech, Chief Guest Professor Collette Suda, Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education,…

In the rubble, Aleppo’s citizens work to save battered heritage — Jordan Times Com |Aga Khan Development Network’s cultural arm is also looking at possible rehabilitation of the area

The Aga Khan Development Network’s cultural arm, which was behind a multimillion dollar restoration and urban development project around the Citadel and nearby souks a decade ago, said it was also looking at possible rehabilitation of the area. A view shows a damaged dome of a mosque in the Old City of Aleppo, Syria, January…

United Kingdom:″Songs and Stories for Syrians″- Bridging the cultural gap — By Marcia Lynx Qualey on Qantara de

This February, a community centre in south-western England hosted a pioneering ″Songs and Stories for Syrians″: a weekend of art, literature and music not only for the enjoyment of Syria′s youngest refugees, but also for the English children who will live and learn alongside them. Marcia Lynx Qualey has the details https://player.vimeo.com/video/97304010 The weekend′s events,…

New energy for Uganda and Rwanda— Deutschland de | Germany’s KfW Bank is one of the lender to AKDN’s 900 Million Bujagali Hydro Project | Videos

A reliable supply of water and electricity cannot be taken for granted in East Africa. Germany is committed to changing this. © dpa – Bujagali Wasserkraftwerk, Ugandas Nilkraftwerk Gregory Tayi is proud of what he has achieved. He is the first private entrepreneur to build a small-scale hydroelectric power station in Rwanda. Ever since, the…

931 of the 1,260 National Assembly Vote for Frank-Walter Steinmeier as President of Germany | He called Germany "an anchor for hope," saying that the country should take on responsibility and serve as a role model for other countries

German special assembly elects Frank-Walter Steinmeier as president — Deutsche Welle de The former foreign minister has been chosen to become the 12th president of Germany. Steinmeier will take office on March 18. A special 1,260-member assembly on Sunday confirmed general expectations and elected Steinmeier as the new ceremonial head of state of the German…