Henry Kim, Aga Khan Museum Director and CEO one on one with Ismailimail

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At two years in and two years on the Aga Khan Museum has established itself as a museum beyond frontiers. UNESCO extended its patronage to the Syria: A Living History exhibition and together with the unprecedented partnership between seven renowned international institutions from around the world, the Museum’s Syria programme provided…

Syria’s Christians: A Personal Story of a Stolen Legacy — By Lamis Khalilova on Fikra Forum of Washington Institute org

Depending upon whom you talk to, anywhere from six to sixteen ethnic groups constitute the Syrian population, with the main six groups being:  Sunni Muslim; Shiite Muslim (Alawite and Ismaili); Christian; Druze; Kurd; Circassian; and the stateless Palestinian refugees and their descendants. The Christians are not foreign to the Syrian land; they have not been…

UN report: Occupation is the main cause of humanitarian needs in the occupied Palestinian territory — (OCHA) | Maps, Videos

As the 50th anniversary of Israeli occupation approaches, OCHA’s 2016 Annual Report for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), released today, underscores that occupation policies and practices remain the key cause of humanitarian needs in the oPt. The internal Palestinian political divide is also a serious contributing factor. https://www.ochaopt.org/content/fragmented-lives-humanitarian-overview-2016 Click here to read the full report….

Video: Ramadan North and South – Al Jazeera World | Observing Ramadan is a challenge in countries where Muslims are minority and Sun risings and settings times differs

Once a year, for a whole month, Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan. Family, community work, prayer, reflection and, most importantly, fasting from sunrise to sunset, are the main elements of the month. However, observing Ramadan is not always straightforward in countries where Muslims are in the clear minority. So, how…

World Partnership Walk reflects the best of Canadian values

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Source: Georgia Straight Vancouver – By Editor Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight Nowadays, the best known Ismaili in Canada might be the incredibly popular Calgary mayor, Naheed Nenshi, but there is no shortage of high achievers in the community. Some politicians are focusing a great deal of attention on “Canadian values”, particularly…

Paderborn: Watch ARD and ZDF short Films | Historical, Modernity, Green and Diversified | A Typical city and the District in NRW Land

 Politik | Länderspiegel-Die Stadt am kürzesten Fluss Deutschlands Nur vier Kilometer lang ist die Pader. Aber immerhin: Sie gab der Stadt ihren Namen. Paderborn liegt ganz im Osten Nordrhein-Westfalens und neben dem kürzesten Fluss Deutschlands lässt sich hier auch das angeblich weltweit größte Computermuseum entdecken. Beitragslänge:- 5 min- Datum: 27.05.2017 https://www.zdf.de/politik/laenderspiegel/laenderspiegel-deutschlandreise-nach-paderborn-100.html ***** Wunderschön! – Paderborner…

Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad 2017 graduation ceremony | 69 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme students concluded their journey at the Academy

69 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme students concluded their journey at the Academy with a formal afternoon Graduation Ceremony on Saturday 20th May 2017. The event was attended by Academy senior management, faculty and staff as well as parents, extended families, fellow grade 11 senior school students and invited guests. Director of Academies, Mr. Salim Bhatia…

Paderborn: Prof. Klaus von Stosch’s Latest book in German Language; ‘Herausforderung Islam: Christliche Annäherungen’ – (The Challenge of Islam: Christian Approaches)

Herausforderung Islam: Christliche AnnäherungenTaschenbuch – 12. September 2016 – von Klaus von Stosch (Autor) Gehört der Islam zu Europa? Wie soll sich der Westen zum Islam verhalten? Nicht nur der Westen, auch die christliche Theologie tut sich schwer mit dem Islam. Sie schwankt zwischen einem rein religionskundlichen Blick von außen und einer sich rechtfertigenden Abwehrhaltung,…

“Using the power of religions to foster peace” — German Foreign Ministry |Over 100 representatives of many different faith communities from 53 countries met in Berlin

The Federal Foreign Office wants to work more closely with faith communities. A conference in Berlin today marked the start of this initiative. Foreign Minister Gabriel invited religious leaders from all over the world to the Federal Foreign Office on Monday (22 May). Over 100 representatives of many different faith communities from 53 countries travelled…