Video: Agreement between Province of Ontario and the Ismaili Imamat

Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Published on 4 Sep 2015 Toronto, Canada, 25 May 2015 – His Highness the Aga Khan and Premier Wynne signed an agreement between the Province of Ontario and the Ismaili Imamat that sets a blueprint for cooperation in a number of areas including culture and education. ->>>>><<<<<-

Pakistani scholars strengthen religious harmony — Central Asia online com

Scholars representing various faiths are responding to violence against religious minorities by working together to strengthen inter-faith tolerance and end the militancy. A trainer (standing) in Dadu District, Sindh Province, teaches scholars from different faiths how to strengthen inter-faith harmony April 30. Religious scholars and activists are working to improve inter-faith interaction and to halt…

The Battle for Control of Al-Azhar — by Khairi Abaza on Fikra Forum org

May 15, 2013 by Khairi Ab In the wake of the crisis between radical Islamists and Copts during the Coptic Easter, another major religious crisis has been unfolding in Egypt. Al-Azhar, one of the world’s most respected institutions of religious learning for Sunni Muslims, is on a collision course with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and…

All Moroccan Synagogues to be Renovated, Says King Mohammed VI — Green Prophet com

Morocco Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane, Mayor of Fez and Secretary General of  Istiqlal Party Hamid Chabat, and security official at the inauguration of a restored synagogue in Fez. AFP Islamist Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane represented King Mohammed VI in an inauguration ceremony marking the completion of a 17th century synagogue restoration project in Fez yesterday….

Women in Saudi Arabia: Winds of Change in Riyadh – By Joseph Croitoru

Source: Qantara,de *****  Addressing the position of women in Saudi society is a top priority for the country’s king; and now his former education minister has written a book calling for equality between men and women. The debate, it seems, is well and truly underway. By Joseph Croitoru ***** : Innovative religious mediation: By Saudi…

Turkey: Sakıp Sabancı Museum to host Aga Khan collection

GÜL DEMİR and NİKİ GAMM ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News ***** The Aga Khan calligraphy collection is becoming renowned around the world after much of it has traveled to various museums throughout Europe. The collection is currently being exhibited at Istanbul’s highly regarded Sakıp Sabancı Museum, with the show ‘Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum…

Does Islam Tolerate Secularism?

Source: The razor org ***** The town of Kigoma sits next to the warm and deep waters of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania. During my year long stay at a chimpanzee research site on the lake, I would make the day long journey to town to pick up supplies. The research site, funded by the…

Tolerance Education: “Shaping the Image of the Other”…

In order to foster a culture of tolerance and diversity, it is necessary to work on cultivating personal awareness of prejudice, stereotypes and social mechanisms. By Nilly Venezia “It is easier to split an atom than a prejudice.” (Albert Einstein) Recently I took part as a moderator in an international conference that examined dialogue between…