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.
The Ismaili Centre, Vancouver hosted Professor Catherine Dauvergne for the first in a series of three Conversation Series events. Dauvergne, the eighth dean of the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, has written several books on refugee, immigration, and citizenship law over the past quarter of a century, and was joined on stage by Dr. Sajoo, who lectures in history and global politics at Simon Fraser University.
Sabeen Virani talks about the growing phenomenon of young people across North America going overseas to study, work, or volunteer. She recounts her own experience in Syria as well as other individuals’ ventures to places like Sudan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Uganda.