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Aga Khan

Six Inspiring Architectural Projects That Have Revitalized Muslim Communities

Reuters | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.04.2016 | Religion

An urban park in Denmark to promote tolerance between immigrants and local residents and a mosque in a flood-prone area of Bangladesh were among winne...

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...

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 10.21.2016 | 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.

Killings in Pakistan: When Will It Ever End?

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 05.29.2016 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

A senseless attack on a peaceful community of Ismaili Muslims in Karachi took place on May 13, 2015 resulting in 45 deaths, and 13 injured. The Ismaili Shia community is comprised of 15 million followers who reside in 25 countries, 500,000 of whom live in Pakistan.

Tragedy Follows Tragedy in Pakistan: When Will It Ever End?

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 05.25.2016 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

"We should condemn violence because it is unjust - period. Shias do not need a stamp of religious legitimacy from Sunni Islam to demand justice and protection of life from the state. The state has an obligation to protect Shia lives because they are citizens of the state."

Illuminating The Ismaili Centre Toronto

Rizwan Mawani | Posted 11.30.2014 | Religion
Rizwan Mawani

The building is more than simply a feat of structural engineering or modernist aesthetic. It is testament to the values of a community, the city which has embraced it and the country it calls home.

New Muslim Centers Open In Toronto To Dispel Stereotypes

Religion News Service | Ron Csillag | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion

TORONTO (RNS) Two new Muslim attractions opening soon should help dispel negative stereotypes of Islam, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said. ...

The Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan

Miles Atkinson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
Miles Atkinson

Outside of Khorog, the sole city in the region, government control evaporates. Life is exclusively local in the villages and foreigners are a rare and welcome treat.

Happy Khushali: A Celebration of 57 Years of Imamat (Religious Leadership) of His Highness, the Aga Khan.

Mike Ghouse | Posted 09.14.2014 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

The purpose of every religion and the work of every prophet, messenger or peacemaker was to build cohesive societies, where no human had to live in apprehension or fear of the other.

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.

A Relationship of Mutual Respect and Admiration: His Highness the Aga Khan Becomes First Faith Leader to Address Joint Session of Canadian Parliament

Rizwan Mawani | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Rizwan Mawani

The Shi'a Imam spoke about the increased conflict that characterized our world, the tensions between Sunni and Shi'a interpretations of Islam and that pluralism -- an ethic in which diversity, not just in its spirit, but in practice -- needed to be valued and championed.

You're Only as Good as Your Numbers

Ashley Underwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Ashley Underwood

I can't imagine adding another self tracking device like Fitbit to tell me that all that spinning on sidewalks made my number of steps decrease by 7 percent from yesterday, that I would be 19 percent more efficient today if I hadn't gotten out of bed twice last night to pee and that regardless of what I do to 'improve' myself, I still have a 67 percent chance of getting breast cancer.

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...

Award Spurs Debate in 'Desert of Silence' in Muslim World

Taufiq Rahim | Posted 09.11.2013 | World
Taufiq Rahim

There was something truly captivating about sitting in the Castle of São Jorge in Lisbon, Portugal, waiting for the announcement of the 2013 winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

PHOTOS: American Model Becomes Princess After Glamorous Weekend Wedding

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 09.03.2013 | Style

Going from model to princess sounds like a life plan out of an 8-year-old's fantasy, but Kendra Spears has proven that this trajectory is actually qui...

PHOTOS: An 8,600-Square-Foot "Guesthouse" Where Bardot Once Partied

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 08.30.2013 | HuffPost Home

Prince Karim Aga Khan IV loved to host amazing parties back in his day. And the luxurious pieds dans l’eau villa on Sardinia's Costa Smeralda in Ita...

Has Syria's Famous Brocade Survived?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It dawned on me that period piece attire worn in popular Arabic TV serials resembles the elaborate and beautiful brocade designs I used to see in the ...

And The Nominees Are...

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 05.07.2013 | Arts

By Karissa Rosenfield(Read the original story here)The Met Tower, Bangkok, Thailand / WOHA Architects © AKAA / Patrick Bingham-Hall From innovativ...

And The Nominees Are...

ArchDaily | Posted 05.02.2013 | Arts
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From innovative mud and bamboo schools to state of the art "green" high-rises, the Master Jury for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture has sel...

Joshua DuBois Leaving White House Faith Office, Obama Will Visit Israel, The Growth Of Hospice And More Quick Reads

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.09.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

Joshua DuBois leaving the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Obama will travel to Israel in March and more reads in today's religion headlines.

A Call Beyond Islam: The Aga Khan Award for Architecture Makes Its Mark

Taufiq Rahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taufiq Rahim

The Award has recognized people and projects that improve environment in Muslim societies and empower Islamic identity and culture. It is now setting the new standard for architecture globally.

An In-Depth Interview with William Graham, Dean of Harvard Divinity School and Professor of Middle Eastern Studies

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rahim Kanani

What is really needed is to integrate the study of major world cultural and religious traditions into the basic fabric of undergraduate education.

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.