Mawlana Hazar Imam addressed the 10th annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium in Toronto on Friday, 15 October 2010.
Mawlana Hazar Imam addressed the 10th annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium in Toronto on Friday, 15 October 2010.
Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses prestigious LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium in Toronto
Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses prestigious LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium in Toronto
16 October 2010

Toronto, 15 October 2010 – “What the Canadian experience suggests to me is that identity itself can be pluralistic,” said Mawlana Hazar Imam before a packed audience at the Royal Conservatory’s Telus Centre for Performance and Learning. Speaking at the invitation of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, Hazar Imam received a warm welcome from the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul.

 

Upon his arrival in Toronto this afternoon, Mawlana Hazar Imam was greeted by the Honourable Gerry Phillips, Minister Without Portfolio and Chair of Cabinet in the Government of Ontario, as well as Mohamed Manji, President of the Ismaili Council for Canad
Upon his arrival in Toronto this afternoon, Mawlana Hazar Imam was greeted by the Honourable Gerry Phillips, Minister Without Portfolio and Chair of Cabinet in the Government of Ontario, as well as Mohamed Manji, President of the Ismaili Council for Canad
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Toronto to deliver LaFontaine-Baldwin address
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Toronto to deliver LaFontaine-Baldwin address
15 October 2010

Toronto, 14 October 2010 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Toronto today, where he will deliver this year’s lecture at the 10th annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium. An initiative of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, the Symposium engages Canadians in a national conversation around the future shape of Canada’s civic culture. The lecture will take place on on Friday, 15 October at 7:30 PM EDT.

Mawlana Hazar Imam with His Excellency David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
Mawlana Hazar Imam with His Excellency David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
Mawlana Hazar Imam visits Ottawa for inaugural Global Centre for Pluralism board meeting; meets with Governor General of Canada
Mawlana Hazar Imam visits Ottawa for inaugural Global Centre for Pluralism board meeting; meets with Governor General of Canada
8 October 2010

Ottawa, 8 October 2010 – Mawlana Hazar Imam completed a two-day visit to Ottawa for the inaugural meeting of the Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism. Thursday evening, Hazar Imam also met with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, at Rideau Hall.

Created under a public-private partnership between the Government of Mali and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the 103-hectare National Park of Mali creates a permanent green space in one of the fastest growing cities in Africa.
Created under a public-private partnership between the Government of Mali and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the 103-hectare National Park of Mali creates a permanent green space in one of the fastest growing cities in Africa.
National Park of Mali follows four decades of AKDN investment in West Africa
National Park of Mali follows four decades of AKDN investment in West Africa
22 September 2010

The Aga Khan Development Network’s involvement in West Africa began some 40 years ago, and has included investments in people, culture and enterprise. Last month, Mawlana Hazar Imam joined the President and people of Mali in marking the 50th anniversary of their independence, and inaugurated a National Park developed by AKTC as part of the occasion. Salima Chitalia reviews AKDN’s development efforts in the country.

Professor Mohammed Arkoun participating in an IIS alumni workshop held in 2005
Professor Mohammed Arkoun participating in an IIS alumni workshop held in 2005
Passing of influential professor of Islamic Studies leaves ‘a gap that will be impossible to fill’
Passing of influential professor of Islamic Studies leaves ‘a gap that will be impossible to fill’
17 September 2010

Professor Mohamed Arkoun passed away in Paris on 14 September at the age of 82. An outstanding research scholar and a rigorous critic of the theoretical tensions embedded in the field of Islamic Studies, he was a courageous public intellectual and a powerful voice in the frequently contentious debates on Islamic modernism and humanism.

FOCUS Pakistan delivering relief items to displaced people in Hundur village of the Yasin valley in Gilgit-Baltistan.
FOCUS Pakistan delivering relief items to displaced people in Hundur village of the Yasin valley in Gilgit-Baltistan.
FOCUS deploys full-scale relief effort to assist thousands of flood victims in Pakistan
FOCUS deploys full-scale relief effort to assist thousands of flood victims in Pakistan
13 August 2010

Islamabad, Pakistan, 12 August 2010 – FOCUS Pakistan has launched a significant relief effort in the wake of severe flooding that has caused widespread destruction in several of the country’s provinces. With its Search and Rescue Team, Community Emergency Response Teams and hundreds of volunteers, FOCUS has already delivered food, shelters and supplies to hundreds of affected households, with some 200 tonnes of relief goods en route to help thousands more

Ismailis from centres across the Far East region gathered in Penang, Malaysia for a sports day event in June.
Ismailis from centres across the Far East region gathered in Penang, Malaysia for a sports day event in June.
Far East Jamat gathers in Penang for a day of sport, learning and fun
Far East Jamat gathers in Penang for a day of sport, learning and fun
4 August 2010

In June, Ismailis from Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur joined the Jamat in Penang, Malaysia for a sports day event that coincided with Father’s Day. Numerous activities were organised, but badminton and table tennis were the centrepiece competitions.

Volunteers line up to welcome Jamati and institutional leaders at Umomi Jamatkhana at the conclusion of Volunteer Week in Afghanistan.
Volunteers line up to welcome Jamati and institutional leaders at Umomi Jamatkhana at the conclusion of Volunteer Week in Afghanistan.
Jamat in Kabul comes together around week-long celebration of volunteerism
Jamat in Kabul comes together around week-long celebration of volunteerism
29 July 2010

Earlier this year, the Afghan Jamat observed a week-long celebration of volunteerism, a tradition that has long been central to Ismaili culture. Volunteer Week was an opportunity to showcase the impact that volunteers have on the Jamat’s wellbeing, and increase the unity and collaboration among them, as well as within the wider Jamat.

Volunteers hard at work setting up displays for the AKDN Exhibition at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.
Volunteers hard at work setting up displays for the AKDN Exhibition at the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.
Imamat Day in Tajikistan marks 15 years of engagement in the country’s development
Imamat Day in Tajikistan marks 15 years of engagement in the country’s development
23 July 2010

On 11 July, the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe was the venue for an Imamat Day reception hosted by the Aga Khan Development Network in Tajikistan. The event, which also marked the 15th anniversary of the signing of an Agreement of Cooperation between the Government of Tajikistan and the AKDN, included a cultural show as well as a three-day exhibition of AKDN’s projects in the country during the past 15 years.

Firoz Rasul, President of the Aga Khan University, spoke at the Ismaili Centre, London on 8 July 2010, where he looked ahead toward the University's next 25 years.
Firoz Rasul, President of the Aga Khan University, spoke at the Ismaili Centre, London on 8 July 2010, where he looked ahead toward the University's next 25 years.
Video: AKU President Firoz Rasul speaks on next 25 years of the Aga Khan University
Video: AKU President Firoz Rasul speaks on next 25 years of the Aga Khan University
16 July 2010

Firoz Rasul, President of the Aga Khan University addressed an audience at the Ismaili Centre, London on 8 July 2010, in which he looked ahead towards the University’s next 25 years – a period during which AKU will take an important evolutionary step to become a comprehensive university. He discussed AKU’s plans to offer new programmes in various fields, to build several new campuses and to embark on regional integrated health care strategies.

The three Ismailis who were recognised for their services as Canadian wardens in the DRC pose for a photograph with Governor General Michaëlle Jean. From the left: Altaf Sheriff, the Governor General, Sadrudin Nanji, Shiraj Hemraj.
The three Ismailis who were recognised for their services as Canadian wardens in the DRC pose for a photograph with Governor General Michaëlle Jean. From the left: Altaf Sheriff, the Governor General, Sadrudin Nanji, Shiraj Hemraj.
Governor General of Canada awards medals to three Ismailis during visit to Congo
Governor General of Canada awards medals to three Ismailis during visit to Congo
14 July 2010

During a state visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this year, the Governor General of Canada awarded medals of honour to a number of individuals, including three Ismailis. The Ismaili recipients were all Canadian wardens – volunteers who support the Canadian Embassy and resident Canadians in the event of a local crisis.

Following their performance at the World Cup Kick Off concert, Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, Alisha Popat and their fellow musicians perform the song “Africa You Are The Star” at the Carnivore Grounds launch in Nairobi.
Following their performance at the World Cup Kick Off concert, Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, Alisha Popat and their fellow musicians perform the song “Africa You Are The Star” at the Carnivore Grounds launch in Nairobi.
Performers join hands across the Indian Ocean to celebrate Africa at 2010 World Cup
Performers join hands across the Indian Ocean to celebrate Africa at 2010 World Cup
7 July 2010

Over the past four weeks, millions of people have turned their attention to South Africa, host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup championship. It is the first time that the tournament is being hosted in an African country, and for a group of Ismaili musicians who performed at the Kick Off Concert, the occasion is particularly special.

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