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Research highlights that better wellbeing is directly correlated to increased productivity in workplaces, when integrated correctly.
Research highlights that better wellbeing is directly correlated to increased productivity in workplaces, when integrated correctly.
Integrating wellbeing into the workplace
Integrating wellbeing into the workplace
18 June 2019

Wellbeing impacts not just our personal comfort, health, and happiness; but also our work and working environment in a variety of ways. In fact, when levels of wellbeing in organisations increase; turnover, absenteeism, and presenteeism - showing up to work but not being productive - rates decrease significantly. 

More than 500 Ismaili volunteers participated in the Southeast Jamat's 60 for 60: I-CERV Day of Service, packing 80,000 nutritious meals in total.
More than 500 Ismaili volunteers participated in the Southeast Jamat's 60 for 60: I-CERV Day of Service, packing 80,000 nutritious meals in total.
United States Jamat continues tradition of engaging in civic life
United States Jamat continues tradition of engaging in civic life
17 June 2019

As long ago as 1835, French historian Alexis de Tocqueville visited the United States and recognized a unique characteristic, namely, the role played by voluntary private associations in social, political, and economic life. He suggested this freedom to associate was the “mother science” which illustrated how other societal problems might be resolved. Today, the United States Jamat is continuing a long tradition of volunteering for the public good.

Full video: Annual Pluralism Lecture 2019

Video: Annual Pluralism Lecture 2019
14 June 2019

This year’s Annual Pluralism Lecture was held on 11 June at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon, where Amina J. Mohammed spoke about the connections between pluralism and sustainable development. In his introductory remarks, Mawlana Hazar Imam said that Ms Mohammed “has had an extraordinary life journey, and we are all privileged to be able to benefit from her insights.”

Mawlana Hazar Imam welcomes Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina J. Mohammed to the stage to deliver the Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Mawlana Hazar Imam welcomes Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina J. Mohammed to the stage to deliver the Annual Pluralism Lecture.
Amina J. Mohammed urges support for inclusion and respect for diversity at Annual Pluralism Lecture
Amina J. Mohammed urges support for inclusion and respect for diversity at Annual Pluralism Lecture
11 June 2019

Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General at the United Nations, delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2019 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon, in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, Princess Zahra, and Prince Aly Muhammad. 

Inspiring Mountaineer Sirbaz Khan

Video: Sirbaz Khan continues tradition of inspiring mountaineers from Hunza
9 June 2019

On May 14, Sirbaz Khan became the first Pakistani climber to summit Mount Lhotse in Nepal without the use of supplementary oxygen. Lhotse is the world’s fourth highest mountain at 8,516 meters, after Mount Everest, K2, and Kangchenjunga. This short video recounts his journey so far; one of aspiration, joy, struggle, and hope.

Webcast: Annual Pluralism Lecture 2019
7 June 2019

The Annual Pluralism Lecture 2019 will take place on 11 June in Lisbon, where Mawlana Hazar Imam is expected to introduce this year’s speaker, Amina J. Mohammed. The event is anticipated to begin at 7:00 PM UTC+1, and will be webcast at the.ismaili/live

Stewardship is the understanding that humans are responsible for nurturing, protecting, and conserving the earth.
Stewardship is the understanding that humans are responsible for nurturing, protecting, and conserving the earth.
World Environment Day: The gift of nature
World Environment Day: The gift of nature
4 June 2019

The word environment has many layers of meaning. It can be understood as our surroundings, conditions, or the natural world as a whole. It is comprised of our planet and its atmosphere, humans, animals, plants, and built structures that societies construct. The environment is all around us, and everyday we live within it. 

The new IIS publication sheds light on the remarkable life and career of the 46th Ismaili Imam - Mawlana Hasan Ali Shah.
The new IIS publication sheds light on the remarkable life and career of the 46th Ismaili Imam - Mawlana Hasan Ali Shah.
The first Aga Khan: Memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam
The first Aga Khan: Memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam
3 June 2019

On a spring evening last month in London, The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) launched their newest publication, entitled The First Aga Khan: Memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam. The book covers a significant period of Ismaili history and sheds light on the remarkable life and career of the 46th Ismaili Imam - Mawlana Hasan Ali Shah. 

Members of the audience commented that they felt enriched with new knowledge, and were curious to learn more about this lesser known period of Islamic history.

AK I highlights film

Members of the audience commented that they felt enriched with new knowledge, and were curious to learn more about this lesser known period of Islamic history.
Video: Book launch - Memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam
3 June 2019

The First Aga Khan: Memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam was recently launched by the Institute of Ismaili Studies. Part of the Ismaili Texts and Translations Series, the book was published in honour of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee. It is the first English translation of the original Persian manuscript, ‘Ibrat-afza, which was composed by Imam Hasan Ali Shah in 1850. 

i-CERV and the Ismail Volunteer Corps partnered with The Salvation Army to prepare gift bags for the homeless and vulnerable people in Nottingham.
i-CERV and the Ismail Volunteer Corps partnered with The Salvation Army to prepare gift bags for the homeless and vulnerable people in Nottingham.
UK’s i-Cerv programme demonstrates importance of serving and supporting others
UK’s i-Cerv programme demonstrates importance of serving and supporting others
30 May 2019

Over the years, Mawlana Hazar Imam has often spoken of the importance of civil society and of contributing towards the wellbeing of our communities. The iCERV programme in the UK has demonstrated that this ethic is very much alive within our Jamat.

i-CERV and the Ismail Volunteer Corps partnered with The Salvation Army to prepare gift bags for the homeless and vulnerable people in Nottingham.
i-CERV and the Ismail Volunteer Corps partnered with The Salvation Army to prepare gift bags for the homeless and vulnerable people in Nottingham.
UK’s i-Cerv programme demonstrates importance of serving and supporting others
UK’s i-Cerv programme demonstrates importance of serving and supporting others
30 May 2019

Over the years, Mawlana Hazar Imam has often spoken of the importance of civil society and of contributing towards the wellbeing of our communities. The iCERV programme in the UK has demonstrated that this ethic is very much alive within our Jamat.

Involvement of youth in their communities is crucial to fostering a sense of empathy and encouraging participation in civil society initiatives for the betterment of society.
Involvement of youth in their communities is crucial to fostering a sense of empathy and encouraging participation in civil society initiatives for the betterment of society.
Young Ismailis make a significant contribution to wider society
Young Ismailis make a significant contribution to wider society
29 May 2019

Motivated, young Ismailis from across the globe are involved in civil society initiatives that serve their communities and societies, often started by themselves, and are gaining recognition at national and international levels.

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