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…

Fair Observer com: Shattering Stereotypes With Aga Khan IV and the Ismaili Community — Article by Sahir Dewji

A Muslim leader dispels fears of diversity and Islamophobia by fostering a cosmopolitan ethic through architecture. Ismaili Centre Toronto © Karima Jivani The rise of Islamophobia and the increase in hate crimes targeted at Muslims point to the lasting effect of Samuel Huntington’s “clash of civilizations” thesis. Twenty-three years after the publication of his book,…

Mawlana Hazar Imam attends opening session of Paris Peace Forum | Hosted by President Macron in Paris | Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam attends dinner reception at the Élysée Palace

Earlier today, 12 November, Mawlana Hazar Imam joined over 30 world leaders for the opening session of the second Paris Peace Forum where he met with leaders and ministers from various countries.  Initiated by French President Emmanuel Macron, the Forum was founded on the principle that international cooperation is key to tackling global challenges and…

2019 International Metropolis Conference, Ottawa — The Global Centre for Pluralism | Linking pluralism and migration

Global Centre for Pluralism contributions to Metropolis 2019: Linking pluralism and migration The impacts of global migration are felt in developing and developed countries alike. As our societies become increasingly diverse, how we respond – through inclusive measures, or by erecting barriers – has serious implications for peace, justice and global stability. The Global Centre…

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…