Mosque Shades Of The Old Punjab: Across rural Punjab, Sikhs and Hindus are helping restore mosques destroyed during Partition –Article at Outlook India com

Brothers In Arms   Around 200 mosques across Punjab have been repaired, rebuilt or built from scratch with the help of Sikhs and Hindus in the last 10 years Many destroyed during Partition riots are now being restored by village communities In some cases, the Jamaat-e-Islami is involved, but most are unorganised village-level efforts It’s…

In the Making: The Aga Khan Museum, The Ismaili Centre and Their Park

A Photo Essay   May 28, 2010: The Aga Khan and Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, view the model of the Aga Khan Museum, the Ismaili Centre and their Park at the unveiling of the foundation plaque. Photo Credit: The Prime Minister’s Web site, pm.gc.ca Introduced by Abdulmalik Merchantpluur Editor and Publisher, Simerg.com Jim Bowie…

Watch the Video debate:Can the Profit Motive Improve Microfinance?

SKS Microfinance founder Vikram Akula debates the Grameen Foundation’s Alex Counts Source:  Asia Society ***** In New York on Oct. 25, Alex Counts and Vikram Akula each address what role the need to make a profit plays in stimulating innovation. Watch the complete program NEW YORK, October 25, 2010 – The recent initial public offering…

One on One: Peter Mansbridge with His Highness the Aga Khan – Simerg

A portrait of Peter Mansbridge of CBC Canada. Photo Credit: Photo by Dustin Rabin.com, Toronto – July 25, 2007. Copyright: Dustin Rabin. Editor’s Note: The following interview has been excerpted from Peter Mansbridge One on One by Peter Mansbridge. Copyright © 2009 Peter Mansbridge. Interview Material © Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Reprinted by Simerg with permission…

Tajikistan: A Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Source: TOL.Org ***** In Tajikistan, the Aga Khan’s philanthropy and investment has raised hospitals, hotels, colleges, crops – and in some quarters, suspicion. Fifth in a series. by Sarvinoz Akram 22 September 2010 This is the fifth story in a series of articles on philanthropy in TOL’s coverage area. DUSHANBE | On a sunny day…

Inter-Faith Studies in Indonesia: ‘Patient Bridge-Builders’

Source: Qantara.de ***** The Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies brings together students from a Muslim, Christian and secular university and promotes dialogue with members of other faiths and non-believers. Anett Keller reports from Yogyakarta Headscarves alongside loose flowing hair, batik shirts alongside polo shirts: The students at the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies come from…

Ismailis today – New Statemant Article

Posted by Fayaz Alibhai – 14 December 2007 15:13 The Ismaili community continues to espouse the view of Islam as a thinking, spiritual faith, one that teaches compassion, tolerance and upholds the dignity of man. Education, in its broadest sense, is an integral part of the ethics of the Ismaili interpretation of Islam. In The…