Southeastern US

Dr. Eboo Patel, Founder and President of IFYC, Rhodes Scholar, and author.
Dr. Eboo Patel, Founder and President of IFYC, Rhodes Scholar, and author.
Building Bridges through Faith: a Conversation with Interfaith Leaders
Building Bridges through Faith: a Conversation with Interfaith Leaders
27 April 2021

“America changes, we can change America – that is the promise of interfaith work,” Dr. Eboo Patel, Founder, and President of the Interfaith Youth Core.

Shaheen Ebrahim
Shaheen Ebrahim
Serving patients and the Jamat
Serving patients and the Jamat
10 March 2021

An education used to help those in need and the youth of the Jamat.

View of a classroom with desk partitions to separate students.
View of a classroom with desk partitions to separate students.
Inventors Design Hospital Equipment and Safe Learning Spaces for Students
Inventors Design Hospital Equipment and Safe Learning Spaces for Students
7 March 2021

Innovatively repurposing filters from respirators, and reconfiguring classroom desk design to keep children in school, and safe from infection. 

Pakistani Consul General, Mr. Abrar Hashmi, tours the Ismaili Jamatkhana in Atlanta.
Pakistani Consul General, Mr. Abrar Hashmi, tours the Ismaili Jamatkhana in Atlanta.
Consul General of Pakistan Shares Perspectives on AKDN and Promotes Pluralism
Consul General of Pakistan Shares Perspectives on AKDN and Promotes Pluralism
9 February 2021

Consul General Abrar Hashmi recently visited the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center in Atlanta, where he met local leaders from the Ismaili community and toured the Jamatkhana facility. Mr. Hashmi is based at the offices of the Consulate General of Pakistan in Houston, with jurisdiction in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Colorado, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

Ms. Stacey Abrams, politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, spoke on National Voter Registration Day on an Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center program.
Ms. Stacey Abrams, politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, spoke on National Voter Registration Day on an Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center program.
Community Barriers to Economic Prosperity - A Virtual Town Hall with Stacey Abrams
Community Barriers to Economic Prosperity - A Virtual Town Hall with Stacey Abrams
1 February 2021

In recognition of National Voter Registration Day, a non-partisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy, the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center delivered a program titled, "Community Barriers to Economic Prosperity: a Virtual Town Hall with Stacey Abrams."

Abdul Saboor Farid shares public health guidelines with his students to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Abdul Saboor Farid shares public health guidelines with his students to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Building a knowledge-sharing bridge between the USA and Tajikistan during the pandemic
Building a knowledge-sharing bridge between the USA and Tajikistan during the pandemic
29 January 2021

As the global community faced unforeseen challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, schools and universities were required to quickly implement remote learning in order to maintain social distancing and other Covid-19 safety protocols.

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.

Shama Sarangi-Virani at a COVID-19 test site with a member of the National Guard.
Shama Sarangi-Virani at a COVID-19 test site with a member of the National Guard.
Pharmacist helps set up COVID-19 Testing Sites
Pharmacist helps set up COVID-19 Testing Sites
6 January 2021

Shama Sarangi-Virani is on the frontlines of Covid-19 testing. She works as a pharmacy clinical service manager and for the time being, has traded in her pharmacist’s white coat for personal protective equipment.

Southeast Region Mental Health Providers
1 January 2021

If you need support from a mental health professional, you can find a mental health provider in your area through the county and state resources listed below available within the Southeast Region. 

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.

Jason Carter, Chairman of the Carter Center, discussing the importance of advancing human rights and quality of life, as a part of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center virtual programming series.
Jason Carter, Chairman of the Carter Center, discussing the importance of advancing human rights and quality of life, as a part of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center virtual programming series.
Building Hope and Fighting Disease: in Conversation with Jason Carter of The Carter Center
Building Hope and Fighting Disease: in Conversation with Jason Carter of The Carter Center
31 October 2020

“People can make a difference in their own lives if they are given the tools and resources that they need,” Jason Carter, Chairman of The Carter Center.

Dr. Carolyn Bourdeaux, Democratic Candidate for U.S. House from Georgia, District 7, at the International Day of Democracy discussions, hosted by the Ismaili Council for Southeastern United States.
Dr. Carolyn Bourdeaux, Democratic Candidate for U.S. House from Georgia, District 7, at the International Day of Democracy discussions, hosted by the Ismaili Council for Southeastern United States.
Strengthening our Democracy: Conversations with U.S. Senate and House Candidates
Strengthening our Democracy: Conversations with U.S. Senate and House Candidates
11 October 2020

“At the heart of a democratic ethic is a commitment to a genuine dialogue to achieve a better quality of life even across new barriers of distance and diversity.” Mawlana Hazar Imam, Athens Democracy Forum on the International Day of Democracy, Athens, Greece, 2015.

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