Aga Khan Urges The West To Understand Islam's Diversity | Weekly Voice

Aga Khan Urges The West To Understand Islam’s Diversity | Weekly Voice

By Dilzayn Panjwani Ottawa:  February 27 was a red letter day in the history of Canadian Parliament, as His Highness the Aga Khan,  delivered a historic address to the Canadian Parliament at the invitation of  Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Aga Khan is the first faith leader and one of the few distinguished leaders who are…

Imam's work is guided by one of the foundational ethical principles of Islam: the unity of humankind

“Imam’s work is guided by one of the foundational ethical principles of Islam: the unity of humankind”

“The Imam’s work is guided by one of the foundational ethical principles of Islam, the unity of humankind. The Imam’s ethical role for humanity at large is to help enable each person to live up to their exalted status as vicegerent or trustee of God on earth,” “The Imam’s mandate includes realizing the ethics of…

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Nazli Siddiqui: Civil societies should look inwards when searching for solutions to conflicts

An overview of our polarized world today presents a scene strewn with strife, which is a becoming matter of widespread concern. However, discovering new avenues leading to the neutralization of this polarity, as explored by diversified groups and institutions, is an equally great source of consolation. One set of such solutions was presented at the…

Farah Lalani: Spiritual Leader Aga Khan Speaks of Technology - The Human Religion

Farah Lalani: Spiritual Leader Aga Khan Speaks of Technology – The Human Religion

By Farah Lalani for Houston Chronicle – We see more and more people standing, sitting or walking alone, engrossed in their hand-held communication devices. But are they really more “in touch?” This question was asked by His Highness the Aga Khan on Monday in his speech at Brown University’s 250th anniversary celebration, just a couple…

Arzina Zaver: Building a Civil Society: The Role of Pluralism, Education and a Cosmopolitan Ethic

Arzina Zaver: Building a Civil Society: The Role of Pluralism, Education and a Cosmopolitan Ethic

By Arzina Zaver for State of Formation On February 28 2014 I received an invitation to attend a reception in Massey Hall, Toronto, held by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in honour of His Highness the Aga Khan. This reception was especially important given His Highness’ Parliamentary address in Ottawa the previous day. His Highness the…

Shamez Babvani/Samreen Hooda: The Aga Khan Helps Brown University Celebrate Its 250th - HuffPost

Shamez Babvani/Samreen Hooda: The Aga Khan Helps Brown University Celebrate Its 250th – HuffPost

By Shamez Babvani and Samreen Hooda “George Washington…came to this campus in 1790, after just one year as President, when Brown itself was only a quarter of a century old,,” His Highness the Aga Khan said on Monday during his own visit to Brown University’s 250th anniversary celebration. President Christina Paxson invited the Aga Khan…

Indo-Canada Outlook: His Highness the Aga Khan Addresses the Canadian Parliament

Indo-Canada Outlook: His Highness the Aga Khan Addresses the Canadian Parliament

By Dilzayn Panjwani February 27 was a red letter day in the history of Canadian Parliament, as His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, delivered a historic address to the Canadian Parliament at the invitation of The…

Simerg.com Summary of Ogden Memorial Lecture at Brown University

Simerg.com: Summary of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Ogden Memorial Lecture at Brown University

1. Stephen Ogden, Prince Rahim, and The Aga Khan Development Network 2. 1996 and Now 3. Communication technologies – fulfilled hopes and disappointments a. Risks: fleeting attention spans, impulsive judgments and isolation b. Risk: greater connectivity # greater connection c. Risk: contribution to fragmentation d. Risk: knowledge gaps…becoming empathy gaps 4. The worsening knowledge gap,…

AKDN Video: Aga Khan Urges Commitment to Pluralism and Strengthening of Civil Society

AKDN Video: Aga Khan Urges Commitment to Pluralism and Strengthening of Civil Society

Providence, USA, 11 March 2014 — The Aga Khan yesterday warned that the growing power of social media does not always mean more connection between people. He cautioned that the shallowness of new media, intellectual isolation and mutual ignorance are adversely affecting relations between Islam and the West despite the highly interconnected world of today.…

The Ismaili: “Replace fearful ignorance with empathetic knowledge,” urges Mawlana Hazar Imam at Brown University

The Ismaili: “Replace fearful ignorance with empathetic knowledge,” urges Mawlana Hazar Imam at Brown University

Providence, USA, 10 March 2014 — At a time when technology connects more people than ever before, it can also be a force of fragmentation, warned Mawlana Hazar Imam, diminishing rather than deepening our knowledge of one another and causing increasingly diverse societies to disintegrate. “More information at our fingertips can mean more knowledge and understanding,” he said, “but…

NEW INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT/AUDIO: His Highness the Aga Khan's conversation with Christina Paxson, President, Brown University

NEW INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT/AUDIO: His Highness the Aga Khan’s conversation with Christina Paxson, President, Brown University

After delivering the 88th Ogden Lecture at Brown University (Providence, USA), His Highness the Aga Khan sat down for a fascinating conversation with Christina Paxson, Brown University’s President in which, amongst other things, he extensively discussed AKDN, the need to make knowledge of Islam part of “global knowledge” and concrete advice for students to prepare…

The 88th Stephen Ogden Lecture delivered by His Highness the Aga Khan at Brown University

The 88th Stephen Ogden Lecture delivered by His Highness the Aga Khan at Brown University

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim President Paxson, Ogden Family representatives, Brown University Faculty, Students and Alumni, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: Thank you very much, Madame President, for your very kind introduction. It is a great honour for me to give the Ogden Lecture, to be included in the distinguished company of past Ogden Lecturers, and to pay tribute…

Muslim leader the Aga Khan to speak at Brown Monday evening | The Providence Journal

Muslim leader the Aga Khan to speak at Brown Monday evening | The Providence Journal

BY PHILIP MARCELO – PROVIDENCE, R.I. March 10, 2014 – The Aga Khan, the 77-year-old spiritual leader for Shia Ismaili Muslims, is speaking at Brown University on Monday evening as part of the university’s 250th anniversary celebrations. The Aga Khan will deliver Brown’s 88th Ogden Lecture on International Affairs starting at 5 p.m. It can be streamed…

VIDEO/AUDIO: His Highness the Aga Khan's Ogden Lecture at Brown University (Providence, USA)

VIDEO/AUDIO/TEXT: His Highness the Aga Khan’s Ogden Lecture at Brown University (Providence, USA)

Today, 10 March, 2014, His Highness the Aga Khan delivered the 88th Stephen A. Ogden, Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture at Brown University, Rhode Island. In this remarkable and broad speech, the Aga Khan delivered his most detailed observations about technology to date. In particular, the impacts it is having, and can have, on individuals, on…