Videos on Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani | Explains Immigration, A Saudi, an Indian and an Iranian walk into a Qatari bar, Why There Are A Billion Indians …

Did you hear the one about the Iranian-American? | Maz Jobrani http://www.ted.com A founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, standup comic Maz Jobrani riffs on the challenges and conflicts of being Iranian-American — “like, part of me thinks I should have a nuclear program; the other part thinks I can’t be trusted…

German Islam Conference: Debating Muslim life in Germany | DW News Video | Organizers say they’ve invited liberal theologians and scientists after criticism past events promoted forms of Islam that are too conservative

‘Islam belongs to Germany’ – for many it’s a controversial assertion, although the country is home to almost 5 million Muslims. The  aims to debate the role Islam should play in German society. It’s the fourth conference since 2006, and this time organizers say they’ve invited liberal theologians and scientists after criticism past events promoted…

Conference videos The Renaissance of Shiʿi Islam in the 15th–17th Centuries: Facets of Thought and Practice — Institute of Ismaili studies

IIS held its third Shi‘i Studies conference entitled, The Renaissance of Shiʿi Islam in the 15th–17th Centuries: Facets of Thought and Practice, from 3-5 October 2018 at the Aga Khan Centre. The Shi ‘i Studies conference investigated and evaluated the intellectual contributions of Shi‘i Muslims during this complex period. The 15th century marked a renaissance…

Algorithms rule us all – VPRO documentary Video – 2018

Whether you get a job or a mortgage, who is released early from prison: algorithms increasingly determine the big decisions in our lives. Algorithms rule us all, algorithms rule everything. Because algorithms are faster and more efficient than people. But do they always make better decisions? And what does a society look like in which…

Development Dialogue Tackles Food Security and Nutrition in Kyrgyzstan — University of Central Asia (UCA) | Watch Video

Government representatives, development partners and experts gathered in Bishkek on Friday November 23rd 2018 to share inputs on food security and nutrition in Kyrgyzstan. The half-day Development Dialogue, “Food Security and Nutrition in Kyrgyzstan – Trends, Challenges and the Next Steps”, was co-organised by the United Nations (UN) system in Kyrgyzstan, and the University of…

Greenhouse Gas Levels in Atmosphere Reach New Record — World Meteorological Organization, Geneva | Without rapid cuts in CO2 and other greenhouse gases, climate change will have increasingly destructive and irreversible impacts on life on Earth

World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, 22 November 2018 – Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). There is no sign of a reversal in this trend, which is driving long-term climate change, sea level rise, ocean acidification and more extreme weather. The…

Raising food security: The Aga Khan Development Network in Madagascar

October 2018 – About 60% of people in low-income countries are “food insecure”. In Madagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world, some families eat only one meal a day during the “hungry season”. Since 2005, the Aga Khan Development Network has helped 80,000 rice farmers to produce crops of better quality, in less…

Video: Islamic gardens as catalysts for change | The vast network of parks and gardens around the world developed by the Ismaili Imamat

The short documentary “Islamic Gardens: Catalysts for Change” covers the vast network of parks and gardens around the world developed by the Ismaili Imamat, under the leadership of Mawlana Hazar Imam. (Click to Watch at source) The film explores their significance and the reasons for creating and revitalizing parks and gardens, including their role as…

Video: Rise and decline of science in Islam —CaspianReport

BAKU – With about 1.6 billion adherents, Islam is the second largest religion on Earth. Yet, its followers represent less than one percent of the world’s scientists. Only a handful of people from Muslim-majority countries have won Nobel Prizes in science. However, up until the Mongol siege of Baghdad in 1258, Islamic science was the…

Pakistan and India: Punjabi kids kick for tolerance — Interview by Siri Gogelmann on Qantara de | Clifton Grover’s Kids football project at bothside

  Never one to miss an opportunity for a kickaround, Clifton Grover, “Kick for Tolerance” founder, always has his gym bag with him. For him football isn’t just football. Since 2016, he has been helping Punjab communities on either side of the Pakistani-Indian border to promote peace among the younger generation. Interview by Siri Gogelmann…