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I-CERV (Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering) volunteers of all ages sorted non-perishable food items and distributed meals at the Atlanta Community Food Bank Holiday Event.

“It gives you a feeling that nothing else can really give you, it gives you a different type of joy. You see what you’re doing and how that is helping the community,” says Maha Jalia, a university student and member of the Atlanta I-CERV team.

Senator David Perdue joins community members and leaders for a picture during a luncheon at the Ismaili Jamatkhana.

Ismaili Jamatkhanas foster an appreciation of pluralism and serve as a perfect venue for sharing the Ismaili Muslim identity and community values with the greater community. Events hosted at the Jamatkhana stimulate the intellect, encourage dialogue, and celebrate cultural diversity in the Greater Atlanta Area. They are often also used to host government and community leaders to enhance relations and find pathways for civic engagement.

The United Nations of Play event brought together children and families to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta to learn about diverse cultures and traditions from around the world.

Families from all across Atlanta and the US visited the Children’s Museum of Atlanta for the Museum’s first-ever United Nations of Play. This day-long event immersed visitors in exhibitions from a number of countries, such as Egypt, India, Peru, Senegal, and others, highlighting diverse cultural and historical traditions and exposing young minds to international cultures through play. The Ismaili Council for the Southeastern United States was among the Museum’s partners for the inaugural event, strengthening its existing five-year collaborative partnership.

Buddhist monks and Nuns from Emory University’s Tenzin Gyatso Science Scholar Program perform a prayer chant about developing friendship and unity among practitioners of different disciplines.

The members of the Atlanta City Council issued an official Proclamation and joined “faith, community and civic leaders to affirm (our) shared, cherished values of dignity, unity, respect, and compassion for our fellow human beings,” thereby endorsing April 4, 2019, as Atlanta’s inaugural Day of Religious Pluralism.

Join us on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 for Doors Open Toronto, the annual showcase of some of the most architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings across the city. Complimentary tours of the Centre will take place between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm on both Days -- last admittance at 4:30 pm and registration not required. 

 

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