The other side of Islam

Dawson: The other side of Islam | Calgary HeraldSource: Calgary Herald, by Fabian Dawson

The Aga Khan’s fundamental philosophy revolves around religious leaders not only interpreting the faith but also taking on the mantle to improve the quality of life in their communities and in the world. In Canada, that is manifested through the Aga Khan Development Network and its partner agency, the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada.

Over the years, the Aga Khan has established several major institutions in Canada, including the stunning Aga Khan Museum and Park in Toronto, the Ismaili Imamat, an architectural jewel in the heart of Ottawa and the Ismaili Centres in Toronto and Burnaby. In the works are the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton and a park in Burnaby.

In 1985, a group of Ismaili women in Vancouver came together to raise funds to support the work of the Aga Khan. They got 1,000 other Canadians to join them in a walk to fight global poverty and raised $55,000. Today the World Partnership Walk, an annual event held in 10 Canadian cities has raised more than $100 million.

Read more – Dated: July 11, 2017

 

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