Video: Geneva Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan | "Regional cooperation and a commitment to pluralism are key to a country’s national development and stability", said the Aga Khan.

On 28 November 2018, the Aga Khan joined Afghanistan’s President His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive His Excellency Abdullah Abdullah, Foreign Ministers from numerous countries and heads of development organisations working in Afghanistan who had gathered for the Geneva Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan. “Regional cooperation and a commitment to pluralism are key to a…

Aga Khan University and University of Calgary sign international agreement

Memorandum of Understanding advances human development, global health, social justice and pluralism. Aga Khan University and University of Calgary have signed an international agreement to promote knowledge sharing, education and research collaborations, student internships and faculty exchanges.UoC Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 18 October 2018 – University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon and Aga Khan University President…

Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee concludes with global gathering in Lisbon

Commemorations in Portugal include parliamentary address, arts festival and cultural event Lisbon, Portugal, 11 July 2018 – 61 years after he first acceded to the Ismaili Imamat, becoming the 49thhereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, His Highness the Aga Khan concluded the year-long commemoration of his Diamond Jubilee in Lisbon. Portugal, an…

Aga Khan praises Portugal as country of opportunity and partner in pluralism

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Portugal Include Address to Members of Parliament. Lisbon, Portugal, 10 July 2018 – In an historic address to Portugal’s Members of Parliament that received a standing ovation, His Highness the Aga Khan praised Portugal as a leader on the global stage, one that is widely acknowledged as a country of opportunity,…

Videos: “The World of the Fatimids" | Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis, Dr. Farhad Daftary, An Empire of Enlightenment and A Day of Exploration —- Aga Khan Museum

Look and listen as Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis, Director of Collections and Public Programs at the Aga Khan Museum, offers insights into the origins, aspirations, and cultural achievements of the Fatimid dynasty. Learn more about the Museum’s “The World of the Fatimids” exhibition at agakhanmuseum.org/fatimids “The World of the Fatimids”: Spiritual Foundations of the Fatimids On…

Pluralism paves a path to inclusion | Globe & Mail

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Efforts to eliminate difference and impose the will of the majority drive far too many of today’s conflicts. Joe Clark, 16th Prime Minister of Canada and Bience Gawanas, Special Advisor to Minister of Health and Social Services, Namibia. Special for Globe & Mail. Diversity is not the problem. Negative responses to…

Videos: One Jamat Celebration Dance – Diamond Jubilee

Celebrating the auspicious occasion of Diamond Jubilee comes in many forms, including dance. The Jamat is invited to celebrate the ethic of pluralism on Imamat Day by participating in a new communal dance: the One Jamat Celebration Dance. The music and steps in this specially composed and choreographed dance reflect the diversity of the USA…

“Water, after all, has been seen, down through the ages, as the great source of life” — His Highness the Aga Khan on the opening of the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa, Canada

His Highness the Aga Khan delivers his remarks at the inauguration of the international headquarters of the Global Centre of Pluralism. –AKDN / Moez Visram … When I first visited this site, I went across the Ottawa River, to see things from the opposite side.  From that perspective, I noticed that many buildings on the…

New Orleans,USA: Of Confederate Monuments, NOLA’s Mayor Asks: "Is This Really Our Story?" — By Deirdre Fulton on Common Dreams Org|Long-awaited task of taking down Confederate monuments from its public spaces|Watch Video

‘The monuments that we took down were meant to rebrand the history of our city and the ideals of a defeated Confederacy The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was the last to come down, on Friday. (Photo: Reuters) Last week, as New Orleans completed the controversial and long-awaited task of taking down Confederate…