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Join us for the uplifting Courage for the Journey, premiering on 11 December exclusively on The Ismaili TV.
Join us for the uplifting Courage for the Journey, premiering on 11 December exclusively on The Ismaili TV.
Courage for the journey: Exclusive short film to debut on The Ismaili TV
Courage for the journey: Exclusive short film to debut on The Ismaili TV
9 December 2021

Featuring moving recitations of Ismaili devotional literature, beautiful visual animations, and light moments of laughter, a new short film prepared for the occasion of Salgirah promises something special for everyone to enjoy.

Prince Amyn with Ismaili volunteers at the Paris Peace Forum on 11 November 2021.

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Prince Amyn with Ismaili volunteers at the Paris Peace Forum on 11 November 2021.
Paris Peace Forum volunteers gain unique insight into global governance process
Paris Peace Forum volunteers gain unique insight into global governance process
6 December 2021

Delegates gathered at the fourth Paris Peace Forum at the Parc de la Villette to debate global challenges and put forward new principles of action for a post-Covid world. This year, young Ismailis had the in-person opportunity to volunteer at the event, and to interact with speakers and representatives of international organisations and NGOs.

Volunteers around the world came together to participate in various activities to showcase environmental stewardship and to provide pandemic relief to commemorate the inaugural Global Ismaili CIVIC Day 2021.
Volunteers around the world came together to participate in various activities to showcase environmental stewardship and to provide pandemic relief to commemorate the inaugural Global Ismaili CIVIC Day 2021.
Global Ismaili Civic Day: A weekend of service to humanity
Global Ismaili Civic Day: A weekend of service to humanity
4 December 2021

Global Ismaili CIVIC Day brought together tens of thousands of volunteers – old and young alike – in collaboration with civil society partners to benefit millions of people around the world. Displaying our ethics in action, the weekend of service marked another chapter in our centuries old tradition of contributing to the societies in which we live.

The international environment at the IIS creates a dynamic space for collaboration where ideas are shared from diverse settings and backgrounds.
The international environment at the IIS creates a dynamic space for collaboration where ideas are shared from diverse settings and backgrounds.
The Institute of Ismaili Studies: A spotlight on pluralism
The Institute of Ismaili Studies: A spotlight on pluralism
2 December 2021

At The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS), more than 50 students arrive in London every autumn at the start of the academic year to embark on a voyage of discovery. For those studying at the IIS, there is a deep sense of pluralism inherent in the student experience.

21 November 2021

The new Ismaili Center in Houston will express in physical form the Jamat’s commitment to building a pluralist society and finding ways to unite diverse people and cultures. The Center’s design is contemporary, yet reflects a historically rooted, rich architectural heritage. It combines modern architectural technology with traditional Persian forms and ornament, including ceramic mosaics and mashrabiya screens.

The Aga Hall Estate development aims to improve the quality of life of residents with green and inclusive design.
The Aga Hall Estate development aims to improve the quality of life of residents with green and inclusive design.
Aga Hall Estate in Mumbai earns green building certification
Aga Hall Estate in Mumbai earns green building certification
16 November 2021

The IFC EDGE Advanced Certification was awarded to the Aga Hall Estate, an upcoming residential high-rise development project, centrally located on the historic site of the family residence of Mawlana Hasan Ali Shah in Mumbai, India.

Ismaili Center Houston design preview to air live on The Ismaili TV
Ismaili Center Houston design preview to air live on The Ismaili TV
9 November 2021

Join us for an exclusive presentation from Houston, Texas, USA, on Monday 15 November 2021, featuring the design architect Farshid Moussavi and landscape architect Thomas Woltz, to preview the design of the upcoming Ismaili Center.

Researchers have proven that the first five years of a child’s life are the most crucial in terms of brain development.
Researchers have proven that the first five years of a child’s life are the most crucial in terms of brain development.
Educating from the cradle onwards
Educating from the cradle onwards
28 October 2021

Seeking knowledge is inextricably linked to faith and spirituality in the Muslim tradition. In his address during the foundation laying ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Mawlana Hazar Imam spoke of the intersection of education and faith. He said that, “The Holy Qur’an sees the discovery of knowledge as a spiritual responsibility, enabling us to better understand and more ably serve God’s creation.”

Prince Amyn and Portuguese President inaugurate NOVA University’s Westmont Hospitality Hall
Prince Amyn and Portuguese President inaugurate NOVA University’s Westmont Hospitality Hall
24 October 2021

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was joined by Prince Amyn earlier today for the inauguration of the Westmont Hospitality Hall at NOVA University in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture plays an important role in influencing global architectural discourse and promoting innovative solutions to problems faced by many societies.
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture plays an important role in influencing global architectural discourse and promoting innovative solutions to problems faced by many societies.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture events to air live on The Ismaili TV
Aga Khan Award for Architecture events to air live on The Ismaili TV
22 October 2021

Join us live from Lisbon, Portugal, for two special events featuring lectures from Aga Khan Award for Architecture Steering Committee members, Her Excellency Sheikha Mai Al Khalifa and Meisa Batayneh. The lectures will take place on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 October, and will be streamed live on The Ismaili TV.

Conflict Resolution Day and Mediation Awareness Week
Conflict Resolution Day and Mediation Awareness Week
14 October 2021

This month gives us an opportunity to reflect on how we can each play a part in creating a more peaceful, generous, and hopeful world, especially during these challenging and stressful times. The theme for Mediation Week 2021 is “Confronting Conflict with Resilience and Courage.”

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Civil Society organisations and Jamat in USA promote peace, health, and unity
Civil Society organisations and Jamat in USA promote peace, health, and unity
14 October 2021

Mawlana Hazar Imam’s guidance on building bridges to understand and learn from one another, and his emphasis on local participation in the promotion of peace and pluralism served as an inspiration for two recent initiatives held in Georgia, USA.

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