Water, an important element of traditional garden design in Islamic landscapes, is highlighted in 12 water features and fountains throughout the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton.
Water, an important element of traditional garden design in Islamic landscapes, is highlighted in 12 water features and fountains throughout the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton.
Aga Khan Garden: A place of joy, delight and wonder
Aga Khan Garden: A place of joy, delight and wonder
14 October 2018

The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta, will be inaugurated this Tuesday 16 October with Mawlana Hazar Imam in attendance. The Garden joins a network of parks and gardens that have been established around the world through the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).

The Aga Khan Palace (Gandhi National Memorial) was lit up to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth on 2 October.
The Aga Khan Palace (Gandhi National Memorial) was lit up to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth on 2 October.
Living history: The Aga Khan Palace in India
Living history: The Aga Khan Palace in India
11 October 2018

On 2 October, the Aga Khan Palace in Pune was lit up in all its glory, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. Shining like a beacon above Pune’s Nagar Road, the brightly lit Palace represents a fitting metaphor for Gandhi’s role as a guiding light in India’s campaign for independence.

Karen Armstrong in conversation with the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet, following the Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Karen Armstrong in conversation with the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet, following the Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Highlights from the Global Centre for Pluralism's Annual Pluralism Lecture 2018
10 October 2018

Highlights from the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre on 4 October, delivered by Karen Armstrong — a British author, historian, officer of the Order of the British Empire, and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature — who spoke about “the urgent global imperative that is pluralism.”

Karen Armstrong delivers the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Karen Armstrong delivers the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Pluralism Lecture 2018 with Karen Armstrong
9 October 2018

Full video: Karen Armstrong delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre on 4 October. Armstrong — a British author, historian, officer of the Order of the British Empire, and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature — spoke about “the urgent global imperative that is pluralism.”

There are various steps which can help ensure a good quality of life for yourself and those close to you.
There are various steps which can help ensure a good quality of life for yourself and those close to you.
World Mental Health Day: Recognising the importance of sound mind
World Mental Health Day: Recognising the importance of sound mind
8 October 2018

Mental health is similar to physical health — everybody has it and should take care of it. When we reflect about our health in general, it is important to include the health of our minds as well as the health of our bodies in our thinking, plans, and conversations.

Karen Armstrong delivers the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Karen Armstrong delivers the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Karen Armstrong delivers Annual Pluralism Lecture at Aga Khan Centre
Karen Armstrong delivers Annual Pluralism Lecture at Aga Khan Centre
4 October 2018

Karen Armstrong delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre on 4 October, in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, Princess Zahra, former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson, and Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism John McNee.

Edmonton volunteers planted 2,100 trees on the second annual Ismaili CIVIC Day.
Edmonton volunteers planted 2,100 trees on the second annual Ismaili CIVIC Day.
Ismaili CIVIC Day 2018
Ismaili CIVIC Day 2018
2 October 2018

Approximately 2,000 volunteers joined forces across Canada to participate in the second annual Ismaili CIVIC Day over the weekend of September 22-23, 2018.

Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Pluralism Lecture to be held at the Aga Khan Centre in London
Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Pluralism Lecture to be held at the Aga Khan Centre in London
29 September 2018

A special presentation on the Global Centre for Pluralism to be held at the Ismaili Centre London.

The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta is a space for connection, enjoyment, contemplation, and education.
The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta is a space for connection, enjoyment, contemplation, and education.
Mawlana Hazar Imam to visit Canada for special honours and inauguration of Aga Khan Garden
Mawlana Hazar Imam to visit Canada for special honours and inauguration of Aga Khan Garden
25 September 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam will visit Canada in October 2018 at the invitation of leading civil society institutions. During this time, Hazar Imam will attend a special ceremony for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta, to be presided over by the Honourable Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta. He will also be awarded honorary degrees by three Canadian Universities for his achievements, and contributions to humanity.

The Aga Khan Centre sits at the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter in King’s Cross.
The Aga Khan Centre sits at the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter in King’s Cross.
A source of inspiration and illumination
A source of inspiration and illumination
21 September 2018

For the first time since its opening, the Aga Khan Centre will open its doors to the public this weekend, as part of Open House London 2018. Nestled amongst landscaped walkways, pavement cafés, and a crop of new buildings, the Aga Khan Centre provides a purpose-built space for contemplation, collaboration, and contribution to knowledge and scholarship.

From L to R: Prince Rahim, Prince Amyn, Xavier Darcos, Chancelier of the Institut de France and Former Government Minister, Hubert Védrine, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mawlana Hazar Imam, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Princess Zahra, Laure Darcos, Senator from Essonne and Maria Vadillo, Spouse of the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
From L to R: Prince Rahim, Prince Amyn, Xavier Darcos, Chancelier of the Institut de France and Former Government Minister, Hubert Védrine, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mawlana Hazar Imam, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Princess Zahra, Laure Darcos, Senator from Essonne and Maria Vadillo, Spouse of the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
President Macron grants Mawlana Hazar Imam France’s highest medal of honour
President Macron grants Mawlana Hazar Imam France’s highest medal of honour
19 September 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with France’s highest honour, La Grand-croix de la Légion d’honneur (The Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour), in recognition of his contributions to humanity, and to improving the quality of life in some of the most vulnerable regions and communities around the world.

17 September 2018

18 September 2018 - Paris, France: President Emmanuel Macron today received Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Élysée Palace in Paris - the official office and residence of the President of France. A guard of honour by the Republican Guard was on display, as Hazar Imam was welcomed by the French President.

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