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Zeenya Mehrally’s Excuses showcase a world where excuses don’t matter.
Zeenya Mehrally’s Excuses showcase a world where excuses don’t matter.
Light, Art, and Faith - Photographs at the Jubilee Arts Festival
Light, Art, and Faith - Photographs at the Jubilee Arts Festival
22 April 2018

 The process of creating an image, the story it tells, and its impact on the viewer can represent an artistic endeavor.

Diamond Jubilee Theatrical Production called “Stories” launches soon in USA!
Diamond Jubilee Theatrical Production called “Stories” launches soon in USA!
Diamond Jubilee Theatrical Production: “Stories" - Call for Actors!
Diamond Jubilee Theatrical Production: “Stories" - Call for Actors!
21 April 2018

Calling all aspiring actors! The National Task Force for Arts and Culture is looking for talented individuals to audition for the signature Diamond Jubilee Theatrical Production called “Stories”, which will be performed in your region. 

"Time and Knowledge" by Nizar MacNojia
"Time and Knowledge" by Nizar MacNojia
USA National Jubilee Arts Festival—A Step Closer to Lisbon
USA National Jubilee Arts Festival—A Step Closer to Lisbon
19 April 2018

The National Jubilee Arts Festival marks the ninth in a series of events organized in the USA to identify finalists for a new international Diamond Jubilee program.

Participants get creative at the art workshops.
Participants get creative at the art workshops.
AKEB USA Presents: Selecting an ECDC Center
AKEB USA Presents: Selecting an ECDC Center
16 April 2018
Do you know what to look for when selecting an early childhood center for your child?
Jubilee Arts Festival USA
Jubilee Arts Festival USA
26 March 2018

The National Jubilee Arts Festival USA will be held in Los Angeles, CA from March 30 - April 1, 2018

A display of the Haft Sin table displaying the seven traditional items symbolizing spring and renewal.
A display of the Haft Sin table displaying the seven traditional items symbolizing spring and renewal.
A special Navroz for the USA
A special Navroz for the USA
21 March 2018

For centuries, Navroz (Nowruz) has been celebrated as a festival marking the arrival of spring, with its promise of a fresh start in both nature, and in our lives. For Shia Muslims, March 21 signifies plentiful harvests, spiritual rejuvenation, a time of festivities, and a celebration of the bounty provided to us as we look forward to the future with optimism.

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves to the Jamat gathered outside the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston after the last Mulaqat of his Diamond Jubilee visit to USA.
Mawlana Hazar Imam waves to the Jamat gathered outside the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston after the last Mulaqat of his Diamond Jubilee visit to USA.
Mawlana Hazar Imam to establish Ismaili Centre in Houston
Mawlana Hazar Imam to establish Ismaili Centre in Houston
20 March 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam confirmed plans to build a high-profile centre in Houston on 22 March during his final Mulaqat of the USA Diamond Jubilee visit. He went on to say that the process of selecting architects is already underway with guidance from Hazar Imam’s brother Prince Amyn.

Volunteers provide information to attendees for the Mulaqat events.
Volunteers provide information to attendees for the Mulaqat events.
Jamat arrives in Houston for Diamond Jubilee Mulaqat
Jamat arrives in Houston for Diamond Jubilee Mulaqat
20 March 2018

Over the last few days, volunteers have been ready at information and registration booths at the George R. Brown Convention Center to welcome Jamati members travelling to Houston for Mawlana Hazar Imam's historic visit.

The Ethics in Action Exhibit at the City Hall in Houston, Texas.
The Ethics in Action Exhibit at the City Hall in Houston, Texas.
Ethics in Action Exhibition hosted in Georgia and Texas
Ethics in Action Exhibition hosted in Georgia and Texas
20 March 2018

Ethics in Action, a multi-dimensional exhibition illustrating the work of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), has been touring the United States the last few months. 

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms bids farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam as he departs Atlanta.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms bids farewell to Mawlana Hazar Imam as he departs Atlanta.
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Atlanta
Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Atlanta
18 March 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Atlanta today for the second stop of his Diamond Jubilee visit to the United States of America. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who earlier had issued a letter welcoming Hazar Imam and the Jamat to Atlanta, was at the airport to bid him farewell together with Jamati leaders.

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves goodbye to the Jamati leadership as he leaves the airport.
Mawlana Hazar Imam waves goodbye to the Jamati leadership as he leaves the airport.
Mawlana Hazar Imam welcomed by Texas officials in Houston
Mawlana Hazar Imam welcomed by Texas officials in Houston
18 March 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Houston today for the second stop of his Diamond Jubilee visit to the United States. Upon his arrival, Mawlana Hazar Imam was given a sabre salute by the Texas A&M Ross Volunteers, the State of Texas’ official honor guard who were also present during his Golden Jubilee visit to Texas in 2008.

Over 500 volunteers gathered to prepare over 60,000 welcome bags in a single day in advance of the Mulaqat.
Over 500 volunteers gathered to prepare over 60,000 welcome bags in a single day in advance of the Mulaqat.
Volunteers prepare for the USA Diamond Jubilee visit
Volunteers prepare for the USA Diamond Jubilee visit
18 March 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Houston on Sunday, March 18, to conclude his historic 10-day visit to the United States. 

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