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.
Speaking at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby, Professor Stephen J. Toope, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia said that creating an environment that fosters “global citizens” is crucial to seeing pluralism in action. His address marked the inauguration of The Ismaili Centre Lectures, a series of intellectually stimulating speaker-based events held at the Centre.
Avid Ismaili athlete, Aalia Chatur, participated in the Canadian Ismaili Games in May 2008. In this second of three instalments, she continues her chronicle of the Canadian journey to the Golden Jubilee Games.
Forced to the sidelines by an ill-timed injury, Aalia Chatur cheered-on her British Columbia Women's Basketball team at the Canadian Ismaili Games in May 2008. In her final instalment on the Canadian journey to the Golden Jubilee Games, she wraps-up with her reflections.
Aalia Chatur participated in the Canadian Ismaili Games in May 2008. She chronicles the Canadian journey to the Golden Jubilee Games in three instalments, the first of which is presented here.