Interview with Meredith Preston McGhie, Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism — The Ismaili, 07 January 2020

Meredith Preston McGhie was appointed as the Global Centre for Pluralism’s Secretary General in October 2019, and presided over the recent Global Pluralism Awards, alongside Mawlana Hazar Imam. Here she explains the meaning of pluralism, and how the Centre is addressing today’s urgent global challenges. The Global Centre for Pluralism was created to advance positive…

Video: Amina J. Mohammed delivers the 2019 Annual Pluralism Lecture

Many of the most intractable challenges we face today − from entrenched poverty to conflict-driven migration − stem from the exclusion and resentment of groups defined as “the other”. Pluralism represents a choice to see differences as contributing to the common good − an essential foundation for inclusive societies. Addressing inequality and exclusion is key…

USA–UK: World-renowned architects to design the Ismaili Center Houston | It will be the seventh such building — the other six are located in London, Vancouver, Lisbon, Dubai, Dushanbe, and Toronto

UK-based architect Farshid Moussavi has been selected to lead the design of the Ismaili Center, Houston — the first Ismaili Center in the USA. The Ismaili Center Houston will be located on an 11-acre site along the city’s main waterway, the Buffalo Bayou.PHOTO: THE.ISMAILI The Center’s design team also includes Thomas L. Woltz, of Nelson…

Aga Khan visits namesake U of A garden —CTV Edmonton News TV

The man after whom a section of the University of Alberta Botanic Garden is named visited the site for the first time Tuesday for its inauguration. Premier Rachel Notley, Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell, and U of A President David Turpin were among those who gathered at the garden to greet the Aga Khan, Prince Shah…

Libraries as places of inclusion: “There’s still work for us to do” – Traci Engel Lesneski —interview on Goethe de

Libraries today are increasingly confronted with the demand to counter the uneven distribution of opportunities for participation. But merely talking about diversity and inclusion will not be enough, according to architect Traci Engel Lesneski. By Leonard Novy The Future of the Library | © raumlaborberlin on behalf of Kulturprojekte Berlin Mrs. Engel Lesneski, many worry…