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Lion’s Head, Historic Syria, 9th–8th centuries BCE, Ivory, carved. With permission of the Royal Ontario Museum © ROM.

The large contemporary photographs that greet visitors at the entrance to Syria: A Living History, contrast sharply with the devastation wreaked by the country’s six-year civil war. Instead, the exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which spans 5 000 years, celebrates the land and people of Syria — and offers hope.

Mawlana Hazar Imam pledged to increase AKDN's Syria commitment to $200 million over the next four years.

Mawlana Hazar Imam speaks at the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference in London on 4 February 2016.

Mawlana Hazar Imam pledged to increase AKDN's Syria commitment to $200 million over the next four years.

London, 4 February 2016 — Deploring the devastation in war-ravaged Syria, Mawlana Hazar Imam called for the establishment of “islands of stability” to provide areas of relative safety in the midst of conflict. Hazar Imam pledged $200 million towards achieving peace, stability, and reconstruction in the country.

Secretary of State Greg Clark speaking at the launch of The Big Iftar 2015, which took place at the Ismaili Centre, London. Ismaili Council for the UK

Earlier this month, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP joined the Ismaili Muslim community for the launch of the Big Iftar 2015 at the Ismaili Centre, London. The Big Iftar is a national initiative supported by the United Kingdom government that promotes neighbourliness, strengthening of community relations and sharing.

Secretary of State Greg Clark speaking at the launch of The Big Iftar 2015, which took place at the Ismaili Centre, London. Ismaili Council for the UK

London, 11 June 2015 — The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, together with other invited guests, joined the Ismaili Muslim community for the launch of the Big Iftar 2015 at the Ismaili Centre, London.

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