Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Calgary with Prince Aly Muhammad following the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta earlier in the day. He was received by Ismaili Council for the Prairies President Fauzia Lalani upon his arrival.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Calgary on October 16 for the second leg of his visit to Canada, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad. Upon his arrival, Hazar Imam was greeted by President of the Ismaili Council for the Prairies Fauzia Lalani.

Visitors of the Aga Khan Garden, which was opened to the public on 29 June 2018, enjoy a summer day.

The short documentary “Islamic Gardens: Catalysts for Change” covers the vast network of parks and gardens around the world developed by the Ismaili Imamat, under the leadership of Mawlana Hazar Imam.

From left: University of Alberta President David Turpin, Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, and Mawlana Hazar Imam unveil the plaque inaugurating the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta.

Mawlana Hazar Imam joined Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell, Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley, and University of Alberta President David Turpin on 16 October for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta.

Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street, the official residence and office of the British Prime Minister.

Mawlana Hazar Imam met with Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday at 10 Downing Street, the official residence and office of the British Prime Minister, following a luncheon hosted by senior government officials.

 
"Collision of Moorish Horsemen” by Eugène Delacroix (1844). European orientalist artists often depicted the Muslim world through a lens of violence and barbarism, a stereotype that has remained until today.

Did you know that Mawlana Hazar Imam has described acts of violence committed in the name of Islam as generally being political, social or economic in nature, rather than manifestations of faith?

By allowing people to tell their story and listening to them properly, we validate them and their life experiences.

How many times have you looked at a family member or a colleague, and wondered whether they are really listening or have really understood what you just said? On day two of Mediation Week, we learn about listening to acknowledge and better understand one another.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by President of the Ismaili Council for Edmonton, Zahra Somani, upon arriving in Edmonton for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Edmonton today, accompanied by Prince Aly Muhammad, to begin a visit to Canada that will include the inauguration ceremony of the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton as well as degree conferral ceremonies in Calgary and Vancouver.

In recent years, the approach to conflict resolution has shifted from a traditional “facilitative” approach to a more “transformative” approach, which focuses on empowering disputants to interact with one another by better understanding and recognising each other’s needs and interests.

Mediation Week is recognised in countries around the world every October to highlight the value of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as a constructive and cost-effective alternative to litigation. To mark the occasion, the Aga Khan International Conciliation and Arbitration Board (ICAB) have prepared a series of articles to share their insights. On day one, we look at the ethical underpinnings and best practice in the field of mediation and dispute resolution.

Water, an important element of traditional garden design in Islamic landscapes, is highlighted in 12 water features and fountains throughout the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton.

The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta, will be inaugurated this Tuesday 16 October with Mawlana Hazar Imam in attendance. The Garden joins a network of parks and gardens that have been established around the world through the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).

The Aga Khan Palace (Gandhi National Memorial) was lit up to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth on 2 October.

On 2 October, the Aga Khan Palace in Pune was lit up in all its glory, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. Shining like a beacon above Pune’s Nagar Road, the brightly lit Palace represents a fitting metaphor for Gandhi’s role as a guiding light in India’s campaign for independence.

To commemorate International Day of the Girl Child, we look back at the Skate Girls of Kabul photography exhibition, created by artist Jessica Fulford-Dobson, and curated by Marianne Fenton. The exhibit was showcased at the Ismaili Centre Toronto, Aga Khan Museum, and Aga Khan Park in Autumn 2017, and at the Ismaili Centre Dubai in Spring 2018.

Karen Armstrong in conversation with the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet, following the Annual Pluralism Lecture.

Highlights from the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre on 4 October, delivered by Karen Armstrong — a British author, historian, officer of the Order of the British Empire, and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature — who spoke about “the urgent global imperative that is pluralism.”

Karen Armstrong delivers the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture.

Karen Armstrong delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre on 4 October. Armstrong — a British author, historian, officer of the Order of the British Empire, and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature — spoke about “the urgent global imperative that is pluralism.”

There are various steps which can help ensure a good quality of life for yourself and those close to you.

Mental health is similar to physical health — everybody has it and should take care of it. When we reflect about our health in general, it is important to include the health of our minds as well as the health of our bodies in our thinking, plans, and conversations.

A special presentation will be held tonight at the Ismaili Centre London. John McNee, Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism, will provide a background on the organisation’s work, and provide an explanation of its aims, objectives, and vision. The event is expected to begin at 8:30 PM (BST) and will be webast at the.ismaili/live.

 

Karen Armstrong delivers the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture.

Karen Armstrong delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre on 4 October, in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, Princess Zahra, former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson, and Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism John McNee.

Join us for the 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture to hear why eminent religious historian Karen Armstrong believes that Pluralism is “no longer simply a nice idea, it is now a global imperative.” The event will be webcast live from the Aga Khan Centre in London today at 6:55 PM (BST) at the.ismaili/live.

Approximately 2,000 volunteers joined forces across Canada to participate in the second annual Ismaili CIVIC Day over the weekend of September 22-23, 2018.

A special presentation on the Global Centre for Pluralism to be held at the Ismaili Centre London.

The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta is a space for connection, enjoyment, contemplation, and education.

Mawlana Hazar Imam will visit Canada in October 2018 at the invitation of leading civil society institutions. During this time, Hazar Imam will attend a special ceremony for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta, to be presided over by the Honourable Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta. He will also be awarded honorary degrees by three Canadian Universities for his achievements, and contributions to humanity.