Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee: Prince Karim talks about poverty, climate change, and reconciling the West with Islam

Aga Khan's Diamond Jubilee: Prince Karim talks about poverty, climate change, and reconciling the West with Islam
His Highness the Aga Khan, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and US Secretary of State John Kerry at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, October 2016. The AKDN is one of the largest contributors to development in Afghanistan.

Source: Quartz, by Max de Haldevang, Geopolitics reporter

Excerpt:

Quartz spoke with Mahmoud Eboo, his representative to Canada and chair of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum, to untangle and expand on Prince Karim’s stances.

Pluralism as the path to peace and development

The Aga Khan has chosen the promotion of pluralism—which he defines as “equity towards all peoples and backgrounds”—as one of the central themes of his Diamond Jubilee year. He argues that the countries his foundation works with are historically pluralist and suffer now from ethnic and religious divides stoked by colonialism. “I’m old enough to recollect colonial situations where colonial powers on purpose separated the ethnic groups in a given country in order to maintain rule,” he says. “That inherited situation needs to be dealt with.”

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  1. I proud for being an Ismaili person.
    I feel so happy to have celebrated the Diamond Jubilee and hope success, health and prosperity to all ismailies around the world. Thanks.
    Rohullah “Nawa”

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