Introduction by The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson – LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium

Source: AKDN

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15 October 2010

Please also see: Lecture by His Highness the Aga Khan, Welcome Address by John Ralston SaulPhotographs and Complete recorded event

Your Highness,
Friends,

It is a privilege for me this evening to introduce you to His Highness the Aga Khan, the Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.

He embodies the values that we Canadians most cherish, and the actions that have created the country that we are. He not only celebrates diversity, he also honours the differences between people that can paradoxically give them their greatest bond. He has two roles in this world; one which he has inherited as an extraordinary charge, and the other that he has built upon and recreated, that now involves all of us. He manifests the creative relationship of spiritual values and material concern, which is unique in the world today, and is a model for all of us.

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