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September 21, 2020, marked the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.
September 21, 2020, marked the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.
Ismaili Council for the Southeast Stands with Georgian Rotarians to Shape Peace
Ismaili Council for the Southeast Stands with Georgian Rotarians to Shape Peace
21 January 2021

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The 2020 theme for the International Day of Peace was “Shaping Peace Together,” and the United Nations encouraged citizens around the world to celebrate the day by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the pandemic.

Volunteers outside Seattle Jamatkhana.
Volunteers outside Seattle Jamatkhana.
The Role of Volunteers in Reopening Jamatkhanas in the USA
The Role of Volunteers in Reopening Jamatkhanas in the USA
1 January 2021

“Reopening of Jamatkhanas was like a light and hope for every Jamati member. To follow all the new guidelines wasn’t easy for us as volunteers and for the Jamat in general. This was indeed a new experience for us all.” Bakhtatun Bakhtalieva, New York.

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29 December 2020

Have questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines?

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26 November 2020

If you missed watching the USA Salgirah Celebrations, you can still watch it on demand on The Ismaili USA!


Representatives from the Ismaili Community join Sheriff Melody Maddox in a virtual community forum for National Faith and Blue Weekend 2020.
Representatives from the Ismaili Community join Sheriff Melody Maddox in a virtual community forum for National Faith and Blue Weekend 2020.
National Faith and Blue Weekend 2020: A Conversation about Building Safe, Strong, and Unified Communities
National Faith and Blue Weekend 2020: A Conversation about Building Safe, Strong, and Unified Communities
2 November 2020

The Ismaili Council for the Southeastern USA participated in the 2020 National Faith and Blue Weekend, an initiative co-convened by Movement Forward, Inc. (a bridge-building, solutions-focused human and civil rights organization based in Atlanta), and the US Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services. The initiative is supported by nearly every major law enforcement organization across the United States.

FOCUS USA
FOCUS USA
ShakeOut 2020 Goes Virtual: Learn how to protect yourself during an earthquake
ShakeOut 2020 Goes Virtual: Learn how to protect yourself during an earthquake
14 October 2020

Earthquakes continue to be a danger to life and property. Each year, we remind people of this hidden threat and how to take precautions and remain safe.

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18 September 2020

Nisha Thanawala visiting the White House during her time working on Capitol Hill.
Nisha Thanawala visiting the White House during her time working on Capitol Hill.
Working to Change Policies and Have a Positive Impact on People’s Lives
Working to Change Policies and Have a Positive Impact on People’s Lives
5 August 2020

A young Ismaili woman with a passion works as a Legislative Assistant in Congress. 

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi.
Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi.
Aga Khan University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collaborate on Global Education and Research Initiative
Aga Khan University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collaborate on Global Education and Research Initiative
30 June 2020

Collaboration on cancer research and education a further step towards addressing world health issues.

Rayhaan backstage after working an event for former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and her daughter, author Chelsea Clinton.
Rayhaan backstage after working an event for former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and her daughter, author Chelsea Clinton.
Young Ismailis in Politics
Young Ismailis in Politics
25 June 2020

“Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.” Winston Churchill.

The world of politics is a relatively new career arena for Ismailis, but Zaeem Ukani (age 21) and Rayhaan Merani (age 24) are paving the way by example, encouraging other young Ismailis to become involved in the political process.

Vaneeza Rupani holds a photo of Ingenuity, the NASA Mars helicopter she named.
Vaneeza Rupani holds a photo of Ingenuity, the NASA Mars helicopter she named.
Ismaili high school student names NASA’s Mars helicopter
Ismaili high school student names NASA’s Mars helicopter
8 May 2020

Ever since Vaneeza Rupani was a little girl, she has been captivated by space exploration. She fed her interest by reading books about space at her school library and visiting the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Top left: Sanif Maredia provides local healthcare workers with food from his restaurant MESS - College Station Waffle House. Middle left: Saleem Ali and Rahim Maknojia of Oaks Cleaner provide free laundry services for healthcare professionals and medical professionals. Bottom left: Alishah Momin and Nazim Sunesara at Ionized LLC prepare supplies for distribution. Right: Rafiq Karimi of CD One Price Cleaners in Chicago offers free laundry services to emergency and healthcare workers.
Top left: Sanif Maredia provides local healthcare workers with food from his restaurant MESS - College Station Waffle House. Middle left: Saleem Ali and Rahim Maknojia of Oaks Cleaner provide free laundry services for healthcare professionals and medical professionals. Bottom left: Alishah Momin and Nazim Sunesara at Ionized LLC prepare supplies for distribution. Right: Rafiq Karimi of CD One Price Cleaners in Chicago offers free laundry services to emergency and healthcare workers.
Entrepreneurs from USA Jamat help the community during COVID-19 crisis
Entrepreneurs from USA Jamat help the community during COVID-19 crisis
27 April 2020

While the USA struggles with the closure of many businesses, some entrepreneurs are taking a bold stand to make a difference. Building on the principles of ethical and moral responsibility, four entrepreneurs are determined to use their businesses to help the community and first responders.

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