Expressions of Love and Devotion: A Golden Jubilee Project

http://www.theismaili.org/cms/574/Expressions-of-Love-and-Devotion-A-Golden-Jubilee-project In celebrating 50 years of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Imamat, many Ismailis sought to express their feelings creatively. Expressions of Love and Devotion, a Golden Jubilee programme in the United States, received thousands of entries, including works of prose, poetry and visual art. Selected submissions were exhibited to the Jamat at Imamat Day celebrations, and…

Hussein Rashid: Religion Has Been Framed; Covering the Aga Khan’s Visit

Hussein Rashid who is a PhD candidate in Harvard University’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, analyzes the media coverage of His Highness the Aga Khan and the understanding of religion among the journalists in general. An excellent write-up. Visit the source. Religion Dispatches Update: Since the initial publication of this blog post several…

Video: Muslim Spiritual Leader Helps International Baccalaureate Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Source: Global Atlanta Prince Karim Aga Khan, a billionaire philanthropist and spiritual leader of some 20 million Muslims worldwide, stressed the importance of education in the age of globalization in Atlanta as he helped the International Baccalaureate celebrate its 40th anniversary. The International Baccalaureate, or IB, has programs for students aged 3-19 at 2,300 participating…

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Glenview Illinois Village President greets Ismaili leader

Suntimes News Group Posted April 25, 2008, meeting occurred April 15 Glenview Village President Kerry Cummins shakes hands with the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, during his April 15 visit to Chicago. Glenview Village President Kerry Cummings joined Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley to welcome the Aga Khan,…

Eboo Patel: The Aga Khan in America

The Pope and the Dalai Lama got all the headlines last week, but they weren’t the only international religious leaders visiting the United States. The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims (the community I belong to; read my piece on the Aga Khan on the occasion of the 50th anniversary…

His Highness the Aga Khan concluded his Golden Jubilee visit to the United States

Leaders of the Ismaili Community from across the United States wave goodbye to His Highness the Aga Khan as he leaves the United States of America. Photo: Zahur Ramji Saturday, April 19, 2008 – Having visited the states of Texas, California, Illinois and Georgia, His Highness the Aga Khan departed the United States today, concluding…

Pictures: Aga Khan visit to the Governor’s Mansion

Two pages of super high-quality pictures at the Governor of Georgia’s web-site: http://photos.gov.georgia.gov/Governor-Sonny-Perdue/April-2008/Aga-Khan-visit-to-the/4747994_LjXyv#P-2-9 Click Slideshow at the website for full screen view http://photos.gov.georgia.gov/Governor-Sonny-Perdue/April-2008/Aga-Khan-visit-to-the/4747994_LjXyv#P-2-9 All related posts

His Highness the Aga Khan ends tour of the US; visits Georgia to promote education program

Imam urges education The Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, meets with attendees after his address to international baccalaureate educators and students at North Atlanta High School. ATLANTA — The Aga Khan, billionaire philanthropist and spiritual leader of 20 million Ismaili Muslims worldwide, ended an eight-day tour of the U.S. stressing the importance…

"The Peterson Lecture" by His Highness the Aga Khan to the Annual Meeting of the International Baccalaureate

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan “Global Education and the Developing World” “The Peterson Lecture” by His Highness the Aga Khan to the Annual Meeting of the International Baccalaureate, marking its 40th Anniversary Atlanta, Georgia. April 18, 2008 Dr. Monique Seefried, Chairman of the IB Board of GovernorsMembers of the Board of GovernorsMr. Jeffrey…

Speech by Dr Monique Seefried, Chairman, IB Board of Governors

Dr Monique Seefried’s Introduction 2008 Peterson Lecture 18 April 2008 Your Highness the Aga Khan;Members of the Consular Corps;representatives of the Ismaili community and the government of Georgia; representatives of universities and IB World Schools worldwide; attendees of the Global Language Convention viewing this Lecture via simulcast;teachers and students of North Atlanta High School, the…

Aga Khan Urges Educators to Embrace Pluralism and Diversity in Teaching

He urges intellectual humility and pluralism as essential to a 21st Century education AKDN Press Release 18 April 2008, Atlanta, Georgia – His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (Spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, today said in addition to traditional subjects, schools across the world must teach pluralism – a capacity to see those from…

Excerpt of speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at North Atlanta High School

Aga Khan visits Georgia to promote education program By ERRIN HAINES – Associated Press Writer – Ledger-Enquirer.com – Access North Georgia – Fort Mill Times – WMGT.com – macon.com – MySanAntonio.com – Atlanta Talk Radio WGST Related content: Aga Khan Academies. ATLANTA —The Aga Khan, billionaire philanthropist and spiritual leader of 20 million Muslims worldwide,…

Reza Aslan, author of “No god but God” writes about His Highness the Aga Khan

The OTHER global religious leader visiting America Reza AslanAuthor, “No god but God” – CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 Blog The media spotlight on Pope Benedict’s first trip to the United States seems to have completely overshadowed the American tour of another global religious leader, the Aga Khan. The Aga Khan is the spiritual leader of…

Photo Album: Aga Khan’s visit to Atlanta

Elissa Eubanks/AJC – Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution The Aga Khan, head of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims, arrives at Fulton County Airport on Thursday. Dr. Mahmoud Eboo (left), the president of Ismaili Council for the United States; The Aga Khan; and Chris Young, director of International Affairs for the state Department of Economic Development, stand…

CNN: Aga Khan – My Grandma’s Dream

Anderson Cooper 360 Blog Zarifmo AslamshoyevaCNN International assignment editor (Dedicated To All Grandmas in Pamir, Tajikistan) Editor’s Note: Pope Benedict XVI is not the only religious leader visiting America. Also touring the country, the Aga Khan. To the approximately 20-million people around the world who practice the Ismaili branch of Islam, he is their imam–…

Blogger talks about her experience attending event hosted by Governor Perry celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the imamate of His Highness the Agha Khan

His Highness the Agha Khan…..in Texas This past weekend I attended an event hosted by Governor Perry celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the imamate of His Highness the Agha Khan, who is the 49th in a hereditary lineage of imams stretching back to Prophet Muhammad. His Highness is the spiritual leader of the world community…

His Highness the Aga Khan meets with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

His Highness the Aga Khan meets with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (not pictured) in Los Angeles, California USA 14 April 2008. The Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, is visiting the US for eight days in which he will meet with Governors in Texas, California, Illinois and Georgia. His Highness the…

An ‘Understanding’ – University of Texas forges new partnership

By: Maya Srikrishnan Posted: 4/14/08 – The Daily Texan UT signed an agreement Saturday at the state Capitol with Aga Khan University. This weekend, Gov. Rick Perry hosted the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, part of the Shiite branch of Islam and descendent of the Prophet Muhammad. The agreement,…

Memorandum of Understanding signed between the University of Texas and the Aga Khan University

“Rare is the religious leader whose vision is so extraordinary that his appeal transcends nationality, ethnicity, and faith traditions. His Highness the Aga Khan is one such extraordinary leader.” – Governor Texas Rick Perry. “The American ethic and ideal — the Texan ethic and ideal — has always been one of openness to others and…

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Dinner hosted by the Governor and First Lady of Texas

Austin Texas, 12 April 2008 – Source: Aga Khan Development Network Governor Perry and First Lady Anita PerryDistinguished GuestsLadies and Gentlemen Governor Perry, you have been very generous in your remarks – even as you have been most gracious in your hospitality. We are deeply grateful for the warmth of the Texas welcome which you…