Khalil Andani (Harvard) to present paper on the Aga Khan's Vision of Pluralism

Khalil Andani (Harvard) to present paper on the Aga Khan’s Vision of Pluralism

On November 14, Khalil Andani (PhD Candidate, Harvard University) will present his research paper, “From Divine Diversity to the Single Soul: The Aga Khan’s Vision of Pluralism”, at Boston University’s Conference on Religious Diversity. Khalil’s presentation takes place two days after Mawlana Hazar Imam is scheduled to deliver the Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University. The full conference schedule is available here and Khalil’s presentation will … Continue reading Khalil Andani (Harvard) to present paper on the Aga Khan’s Vision of Pluralism

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His Highness the Aga Khan: “Pluralism implies a readiness to listen to many voices”

“Instead of shouting at one another, we must listen to one another — and learn from one another. As we do, one of our first lessons might well center on those powerful but often neglected chapters in history when Islamic and European cultures interacted cooperatively — constructively and creatively — to help realize some of civilization’s peak achievements.” His Highness the Aga Khan Tutzing Evangelical … Continue reading His Highness the Aga Khan: “Pluralism implies a readiness to listen to many voices”

Islam's Legacy of Pluralism

Islam’s Legacy of Pluralism

Moin Qazi – The Kashmir Monitor – 11 September 2015 Islamic literature is full of injunctions about the centrality of an education based on ethics and proper ends. Individual responsibility, when it comes to communicating, learning and teaching is central to the Islamic message. Muslims are expected to be “witnesses to their message before people”, which means speaking in a decent way, preventing cheating and … Continue reading Islam’s Legacy of Pluralism

TheIsmaili quoted in Canadian Senate – Debates – Issue 83 – February 8, 2011

A recent article in the journal, The Ismaili, speaks to the space and freedom that is given in Canada to the negotiation of the plurality of identities: This uniquely Canadian idea of citizenship tells us that it does not matter where we come from or what the colour of our skin is and that what makes us up, individually and collectively, are our spiritual, moral, … Continue reading TheIsmaili quoted in Canadian Senate – Debates – Issue 83 – February 8, 2011

Canada: Reference to Pluralism, Diversity and His Highness the Aga Khan in Grade-11 School Textbook

Exploring Nationalism: 2008 McGraw-Hill Ryerson http://www.mcgrawhill.ca/school/secondary/illustrations/index.php?book=Exploring_Nationalism&section=Related%20Issue%204&subsection=Chapter%2016 http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0070740283/student_view0/chapter16/web_links.html Continue reading Canada: Reference to Pluralism, Diversity and His Highness the Aga Khan in Grade-11 School Textbook

On Pluralism …

Quote Pluralism means not only accepting, but embracing human difference. [Pluralism] sees the world’s variety as a blessing rather than a burden, regarding encounters with the “Other” as opportunities rather than as threats. Pluralism does not mean homogenization – denying what is different to seek superficial accommodation. To the contrary, pluralism respects the role of individual identity in building a richer world. His Highness the … Continue reading On Pluralism …

Interfaith Youth Dinner Dialogue – March 5, 2009

WHAT happens to us when we die? IS prayer an important part of your life? Are your beliefs different from your family? Come and talk about questions like these with students from all across Houston at the Interfaith Youth Dinner Dialogue of the Amazing Faiths Project. The Deadline to Register is Friday February 27th More details at the source. Earlier related at Ismaili Mail Continue reading Interfaith Youth Dinner Dialogue – March 5, 2009

Aga Khan, the hereditary leader of the world's 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims pictured during an interview in Toronto.

Canada: Aga Khan sees hope for Muslim-West relations

Don Cayo , Canwest News Service Published: Monday, November 24, 2008 The spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims says he sees real prospects for new bridges and better relations between Muslim states and the West. The Aga Khan, touring Canada as part of his celebration of 50 years as Ismaili Muslim leader, said despite the West’s “failure” in Iraq and ongoing conflicts … Continue reading Canada: Aga Khan sees hope for Muslim-West relations

NPR: Eboo Patel On The Importance Of Religious Pluralism

Talk of the Nation, October 2, 2008. In this installment of the This American Moment series, Eboo Patel, director of the Interfaith Youth Core, discusses his efforts to promote religious pluralism among young people. Patel believes that this type of mutual respect and understanding is the “big idea of our time.” Patel is the author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, … Continue reading NPR: Eboo Patel On The Importance Of Religious Pluralism

Meritocracy

“…leadership everywhere must continuously work to ensure that pluralism, and all its benefits, become top global priorities. In this effort, civil society has a vital role. By its very nature, civil society is pluralist because it seeks to speak for the multiple interests not represented by the state. I refer, for example, to organisations which ensure best practices such as legal societies and associations of … Continue reading Meritocracy

“Conversation on Pluralism in a City of the World” – Chancellor Nancy Cantor Syracuse University

Excerpt from the source: The spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, the Aga Khan, who has been a strong partner with Britain in many projects of global urgency, has also spoken profoundly and eloquently on why pluralism is fundamental to world peace and prosperity for all of us, no matter what our faith community or our home. Nearly a year after the shock and … Continue reading “Conversation on Pluralism in a City of the World” – Chancellor Nancy Cantor Syracuse University

Human Society is essentially Pluralist

“The inability of human society to recognize pluralism as a fundamental value constitutes a real handicap for its development and a serious danger for our future…. Recognize the fact that human society is essentially pluralist, and that peace and development require that we seek, by every means possible, to invest in and enhance, that pluralism.“ Extract from the speech by His Highness the Aga Khan … Continue reading Human Society is essentially Pluralist

Pluralism of Human Society

“Peace in the decades ahead can only be achieved when the pluralist nature of human society is understood, valued, and built upon, to construct a better future. In Islam, the pluralism of human society is well recognized, and the ethics of its multiple interpretations require that this diversity be accorded respect.” Extract from the remarks made by Mawlana Hazar Imam at Al Khwabi, Syria, November … Continue reading Pluralism of Human Society

“Peace”

“Peace in the decades ahead can only be achieved when the pluralist nature of human society is understood, valued, and built upon, to construct a better future. In Islam, the pluralism of human society is well recognized, and the ethics of its multiple interpretations require that this diversity be accorded respect.” – Extract from the remarks made by His Highness the Aga Khan Al Khwabi, … Continue reading “Peace”