In promoting the sanctity of human life, the Qur'an-e Shariff says that good health, like knowledge, is a divine gift. The family unit nurtures the lives of its members, assisting them in their physical and spiritual endeavours. The wellbeing of individuals, in-turn, contributes to the overall health of the family, and that of society at large.
In Edmonton, the launch of Ismaili CIVIC 150 was a four-day event. It began on Thursday September 14 with a media event at Churchill Square and carried through the weekend.
Nearly 150 Ismailis of all ages gathered at the Ottawa’s Headquarters Jamatkhana before setting out to clean the city’s public parks on the morning of September 25.
Close to 200 volunteers gathered to clean Mississauga Valley Park on September 17 as part of the Ismaili CIVIC 150 initiative.
Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee, lawyer, author, and recipient of the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Peace Award spoke in Edmonton and Calgary Jamatkhanas about globalization and cosmopolitan ethics.
Overcast skies did nothing to darken the moods of the crowd gathered to witness the North American premiere of the Skate Girls of Kabul photography exhibit at the Ismaili Centre Toronto.