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Inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship Awarded to the Aga Khan for His Commitment to Advancing Pluralism

Rizwan Mawani | Posted 09.22.2016 | World
Rizwan Mawani

His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam of the worldwide Shi'a Ismaili community and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network addressed an audience of cha...

Measuring What Works: Evaluating Women's Groups on Maternal Health Uptake in Rural Nepal

Sheetal Sharma | Posted 06.07.2016 | Impact
Sheetal Sharma

with Edwin van Teijlingen, Professor of Maternal & Perinatal Health Research at Bournemouth University. Last month Women's Deliver Conference in Cope...

Aga Khan at Harvard: Islam and the Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World

Samreen Hooda | Posted 11.18.2015 | Religion
Samreen Hooda

Delivering the honorable Jodidi lecture at Harvard University on Thursday, November 12th, His Highness the Aga Khan urged for a "pluralist, cosmopolitan society," one which "not only accepts difference, but actively seeks to understand it - and to learn from it."

Aga Khan: We Should Understand Our Differences, Not Erase Them

The Huffington Post | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 11.16.2015 | World

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Aga Khan is no stranger to Harvard. But 60 years ago when he walked the crisscrossed paths of the university’s gated Yard be...

Democracy, Faith and Refugees at the Athens Democracy Forum

Samreen Hooda | Posted 10.21.2015 | Religion
Samreen Hooda

Our democratic institutions are crumbling. The separation of Church and State has inevitably turned into a separation of morals from government, turning governments into skeletal bodies with little to no moral compass.

Toronto's New Jewel: Beauty and Pluralism at the Ismaili Centre

Katherine Marshall | Posted 12.26.2014 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Ethics, diversity, pluralism and excellence: These four themes are woven through the Toronto Centre and the broader work of the Ismaili community.

The Aga Khan Helps Brown University Celebrate Its 250th

Samreen Hooda | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Samreen Hooda

In his lecture at Brown, the Aga Khan spoke about technology, knowledge gaps and the challenges of modern government in our fast-paced world.

I Walked to Alleviate Global Poverty

Aziz Baig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Aziz Baig

As the sun rose on the day of the walk, a ray of hope flamed up in my heart. As soon as my wife and I started driving to Sam Houston Park, vivid scenes from my past started flashing before my eyes. I recalled the emergency situation in Afghanistan.

The Ismaili Community Upholds Values, Supporting Education, Health and Development

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

On a spirited and sunny Sunday morning on October 13, 2013 in Fremont, California, 650 men, women and children enthusiastically participated in The Pa...

Role of Midwives in Improving Maternal and Child Health in Afghanistan

Aziz Baig | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Aziz Baig

In developing countries like Afghanistan, midwives bring great hope to the tens of thousands of women who have no access to doctors or clinics.

A Global Interfaith Initiative to Change the World

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rahim Kanani

More than two thirds of the world's population - over four billion people - identify with one religion or another. Imagine the motivational energy of these four billion people used as a positive force for global social change.

Maternal Mortality in Afghanistan: A Way Forward

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

Afghanistan is now ranked second worst in the world when it comes to maternal mortality. But there is hope on the horizon.

Exclusive: The Aga Khan, Women and Development: The Path of Education

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

As development agencies integrate their efforts to reduce the massive inequalities plaguing women and girls worldwide, we must never forget the value of human dignity, and the power of education to dignify.

Roshan: Cell Phone Company Helping to Change Afghanistan

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Upon meeting Karim Khoja, C.E.O. of the Telecom Development Company Afghanistan Ltd., also known as Roshan, Afghanistan's largest cell provider, I kne...