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The Ismaili volunteer team took charge of the Water Station at Mile 20, handing out hydration and plenty of encouragement to runners as they passed a critical junction along the course.
The Ismaili volunteer team took charge of the Water Station at Mile 20, handing out hydration and plenty of encouragement to runners as they passed a critical junction along the course.
UK Ismaili volunteers help marathon runners get to the finish line
UK Ismaili volunteers help marathon runners get to the finish line
4 May 2011

Thirty Ismaili volunteers extended a hand of friendship and support – and many bottles of water – to some 8 000 runners at the 2011 Brighton Marathon. The event was an opportunity to get involved and give back to the wider community.

A view of the Tolerance sculptures along Allen Parkway at night time.
A view of the Tolerance sculptures along Allen Parkway at night time.
Mawlana Hazar Imam partners with the City of Houston in commissioning a landmark sculpture celebrating tolerance
Mawlana Hazar Imam partners with the City of Houston in commissioning a landmark sculpture celebrating tolerance
16 April 2011

In February 2011, a group of seven 10-foot high installations called Tolerance was unveiled at Harmony Walk in Houston near the site of the planned Ismaili Center, Houston. The statues were created by Spanish artist, Jaume Plensa and funded by City of Houston together with Mawlana Hazar Imam and a few private donors.

Following a tight three-way race, CTV News declares Nenshi elected as Mayor of the City of Calgary.
Following a tight three-way race, CTV News declares Nenshi elected as Mayor of the City of Calgary.
Ismaili Muslim elected mayor of the third-largest city in Canada
Ismaili Muslim elected mayor of the third-largest city in Canada
19 October 2010

Calgary, 18 October 2010 – The city of Calgary, Alberta was overcome by a “purple revolution” on Monday as Calgarians elected Naheed Nenshi their new mayor. The Harvard-educated professor and former McKinsey consultant is the first Muslim to be elected mayor of a major city in Canada.

CIVIC participants in Edmonton build a shed for Habitat for Humanity.
CIVIC participants in Edmonton build a shed for Habitat for Humanity.
Sustaining the humanistic tradition of civic participation
Sustaining the humanistic tradition of civic participation
30 June 2010

Through civic engagement, humankind has refined agricultural practices, reformed education, rebuilt communities after natural disasters, and strengthened civil society. In countries around the world, Ismaili Muslims have made their own mark on history through community involvement, voluntary service, youth education and political engagement.

The keynote speaker, Congressman Pete Sessions, addresses the audience about the importance of scouting and community service.
The keynote speaker, Congressman Pete Sessions, addresses the audience about the importance of scouting and community service.
Ismaili scouts earn prestigious Eagle Scout award for outstanding community service
Ismaili scouts earn prestigious Eagle Scout award for outstanding community service
8 June 2010

In December, ten Ismaili Muslim Boy Scouts in Texas earned the prestigious Eagle Scout Award for performing outstanding community service that demonstrated initiative, commitment to help those in need, and extraordinary leadership skills. This prestigious rank is achieved by only five per cent of all Boy Scouts in the United States.

Volunteers at the Camley Street Nature Park busied themselves digging, raking, levelling and pulling out unwanted roots.
Volunteers at the Camley Street Nature Park busied themselves digging, raking, levelling and pulling out unwanted roots.
Getting involved and making a positive difference in the lives of others
Getting involved and making a positive difference in the lives of others
31 March 2010

As a Muslim community, giving of our time and helping others is integral to our way of life. From a young age, Ismailis are surrounded by examples of volunteers in action. In the UK, the Youth, Cultural and Social Network has launched an initiative that provides opportunities for the Jamat to give back to the society in which they live.

Volunteers at the Camley Street Nature Park busied themselves digging, raking, levelling and pulling out unwanted roots.
Volunteers at the Camley Street Nature Park busied themselves digging, raking, levelling and pulling out unwanted roots.
Getting involved and making a positive difference in the lives of others
Getting involved and making a positive difference in the lives of others
30 March 2010

As a Muslim community, giving of our time and helping others is integral to our way of life. From a young age, Ismailis are surrounded by examples of volunteers in action. In the UK, the Youth, Cultural and Social Network has launched an initiative that provides opportunities for the Jamat to give back to the society in which they live.

Ismaili youth were enthusiastic to volunteer as Olympic Ambassadors and welcome the world to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games.
Ismaili youth were enthusiastic to volunteer as Olympic Ambassadors and welcome the world to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games.
Ismaili volunteers stand front and centre as Olympics get underway in Vancouver
Ismaili volunteers stand front and centre as Olympics get underway in Vancouver
17 February 2010

As the 2010 Winter Olympic Games got underway in Vancouver, hundreds of Ismaili volunteers officially became ambassadors to the world. Donning green-coloured jackets, these Olympic Ambassadors have been welcoming tourists and athletes, providing information and directions, and managing queues and crowds in Vancouver City Centre.

Calgary’s Ismaili Muslim community was honoured to win the 2006 Best Overall and Most Creative prize for their float, which partnered with the Calgary Meals on Wheels agency.
Calgary’s Ismaili Muslim community was honoured to win the 2006 Best Overall and Most Creative prize for their float, which partnered with the Calgary Meals on Wheels agency.
Spirit of the West is alive and thriving in the Alberta Jamat
Spirit of the West is alive and thriving in the Alberta Jamat
9 June 2009

Anyone who has visited the Canadian province of Alberta will have been touched by the Spirit of the West. In the best tradition of that spirit, the Jamat in Alberta has worked to make the province and the country a better place for all.

Edmonton youth pose outside one of the sheds they built in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
Edmonton youth pose outside one of the sheds they built in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
Building a better society through CIVIC participation
Building a better society through CIVIC participation
10 February 2009

CIVIC, an initiative to engage Jamati youth, appealed to the social conscience of young Ismailis by inviting them to give back to their local communities through voluntary service. More than 1 100 participants contributed over 4 400 hours of service to projects that benefited communities across Canada.

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