Southwestern US

Youth volunteers from Austin aided in guiding the Jamat in the dining area.
Youth volunteers from Austin aided in guiding the Jamat in the dining area.
Diamond Jubilee: Portraits of Volunteerism
Diamond Jubilee: Portraits of Volunteerism
7 September 2017

“Work no words.” 

I-CERV volunteers organizing and bagging donated clothing items at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
I-CERV volunteers organizing and bagging donated clothing items at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Texas Experiences Historic Storm: Jamat is Safe
Texas Experiences Historic Storm: Jamat is Safe
4 September 2017

"With just a phone call, they reached us and took my family safely. 'Thank you,' is too small an expression for these great hands of help. I am really proud to be a part of this community. Thanks." Dr. Lakshmi Puppala, who was rescued from her home in Houston, by an Ismaili volunteer.

"Red Hibiscus"
"Red Hibiscus"
An Artist’s Versatility
An Artist’s Versatility
30 August 2017
Painting different subjects in varying styles, an artist illustrates her talent.
Sunny Taj with members of the Michigan National Guard, assisting in distributing clean water to the citizens of Flint, Michigan.
Sunny Taj with members of the Michigan National Guard, assisting in distributing clean water to the citizens of Flint, Michigan.
Houston’s Water Boy on a Mission
Houston’s Water Boy on a Mission
27 August 2017

A road trip inspired by the shortage of clean water for the residents in Flint, Michigan.

Performers doing a traditional Syrian synchronized step.
Performers doing a traditional Syrian synchronized step.
A Story Told through Movement and Music
A Story Told through Movement and Music
26 August 2017

The One Jamat Dance Brings Performers Together in Houston

A Jamati senior shares the story of her Silver Jubilee experience.
A Jamati senior shares the story of her Silver Jubilee experience.
Reminiscing about Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Silver Jubilee
Reminiscing about Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Silver Jubilee
20 August 2017

Senior members of the Houston Jamat recall the Silver Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam.

From the Killing Fields to the White House: A Conversation with Former U.N. Ambassador Sichan Siv
From the Killing Fields to the White House: A Conversation with Former U.N. Ambassador Sichan Siv
11 July 2017

Former U.N. Ambassador Sichan Siv shared his life’s journey at The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center, Houston.

Volunteers around the USA engage in various service activities.
Volunteers around the USA engage in various service activities.
Volunteer Appreciation Week Celebrated around the US
Volunteer Appreciation Week Celebrated around the US
11 July 2017

The uniformed volunteers in the community assume added responsibilities year-round, and the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Weekend (VAW) is a way to remember their dedication and to recognize them.

Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos delivering the Keynote Address at the Eid Celebration on Saturday, July 8​,​ 2017​,​ at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center.
Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos delivering the Keynote Address at the Eid Celebration on Saturday, July 8​,​ 2017​,​ at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center.
Eid Luncheon Hosted by the Council for the Southwestern United States
Eid Luncheon Hosted by the Council for the Southwestern United States
11 July 2017

Celebrating the culmination of Ramadan, the Ismaili Muslim community hosted a community Eid Luncheon, attended by various dignitaries, elected and appointed officials, representatives of consulates, and service and civic professionals.  

I-CERV volunteers participating in the July 4 parade in Los Angeles, California.
I-CERV volunteers participating in the July 4 parade in Los Angeles, California.
Layered Community Identities
Layered Community Identities
10 July 2017
"Perhaps the key to resolving the Paradox of Citizenship is to think about layers of overlapping identity. After all, one can honor a variety of loyalties—to a faith, an ethnicity, a language, a nation, a city, a profession, a school, even to a sports team! One might share some of these identities with some people, and other identities with others." -Mawlana Hazar Imam, accepting the Adrienne Clarkson Award for Global Citizenship, September 21, 2016.
 
A finished metal sculpture on its base, with tile mosaics.
A finished metal sculpture on its base, with tile mosaics.
Iconic Metal Sculptures: a Gift from the Jamat for Diamond Jubilee
Iconic Metal Sculptures: a Gift from the Jamat for Diamond Jubilee
10 July 2017

The process of designing and building of the sculptures for Imamat Day celebrations.

 
Mayor Sylvester Turner appreciating the volunteers at the Ismaili Centre London.
Mayor Sylvester Turner appreciating the volunteers at the Ismaili Centre London.
Mayor of Houston visits The Ismaili Centre, London
Mayor of Houston visits The Ismaili Centre, London
9 July 2017

With two days left before Diamond Jubilee, Ismailis from the United States and United Kingdom celebrated the value of pluralism at an event hosting Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, at the Ismaili Centre in London. 

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