Plastic waste has had a devastating impact on our environment. Today, on World Environment Day, watch this short, impactful video that sheds light on the dire effects of plastic pollution and inspires action towards a sustainable future by reducing our use of plastic and creating a cleaner, greener world.
In a world grappling with the impacts of ecological crisis, a ray of hope shines through the tireless efforts of individuals dedicated to preserving our planet. Among them is Rozina Kanchwala, whose passionate advocacy is rapidly capturing attention.
The topic of gut health is receiving increased attention recently as new research comes to light. Dr Rabia Topan, a gastroenterologist and researcher, with a special interest in the gut-brain connection, took the time to discuss all things gut health after appearing as an expert on a UK Channel 4 TV series about the topic.
As a community that holds service in high regard, many of us may often find ourselves asking: how do programmes and services improve the quality of life of those who they’re meant to help?
Through the millennia of human existence, the Earth’s climate has shifted gradually from ice ages to warm periods due to natural cycles. So why are we so concerned about the changing climate now?
Last May, record temperatures provoked a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) in northern Pakistan, sweeping away bridges and villages in the valley below the Shishper glacier. Higher up the mountains, the semi-nomadic Wakhi were leading their yaks to summer pastures. Their traditional lifestyle has been heavily impacted by climate change. Season 2, Episode 9 of Voices from the Roof of the World, entitled “Cry from the Mountains” explores GLOFs and their effects in northern Pakistan.
The increased cost of energy and the use of fossil fuels are creating increasing financial and health impacts on households and businesses. This is due to the increasing demand for and the limited supply of energy sources, as well as the use of carbon-based fuels to generate energy. This can lead not only to an increase in prices of goods and services but also effects on mental and physical health.
Picture spaces where the Global Jamat from all corners of the world come together to share and celebrate their identities, cultures, passions, and individual talents. Spaces infused with energy where arts and creativity flourish, lifelong friendships are made, leaders are developed, and new athletic and artistic talent is cultivated. Spaces where youth, families and communities are propelled to new heights. The NEW Global Encounters aspires to do just that.
From the earliest days of Islam, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) sought to improve the status of women in society. His beloved wife, Hazrat Khadija, was also a path-breaking businesswoman who has served as an inspiration to Muslim women throughout history. Building on this legacy, the Ismaili Imamat through history has also upheld the importance of the education and contributions of women to society.
From an early age I realised I was a little different to others in school. Although I had a passion for storytelling and expression — especially through theatre and drama — I struggled significantly to gain a love for reading.
A look back at the stories we told over the past year.