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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.
“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.
If you missed watching the USA Salgirah Celebrations, you can still watch it on demand on The Ismaili USA!
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.
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.
A young Ismaili woman with a passion works as a Legislative Assistant in Congress.
Collaboration on cancer research and education a further step towards addressing world health issues.
“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.
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.
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.