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The Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan

Miles Atkinson | Posted 07.23.2014 | 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 07.15.2014 | 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...

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.

The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness Announces Editorial Calendar

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Read More: Romeo and Juliet, Film, Chicago, Bono, Literature, Carolyn B. Maloney, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, The Luce Index, Life Style, Mu Sochua, Photography, SOS Children’S Villages, Josh Silverman, Cancer, HIV & AIDS, Heal the World, Valentines, Performing Arts, Orphan Care, Social Change, Palitha Kohona, Bangladesh, Oprah Winfrey, Social Gospel, Jamaica, Jimmy Carter, India, Hillary Clinton, Human Rights, Huffington Post, Hinduism, Skype Interviews, Judaism, Economy, Novels, Washington, Gay Rights, South Asia, Better the World, New Delhi, Gay Immigration, Stewardship Report, Jlsr, Port-Au-Prince, John Lee, Women’S Issues, Love, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Dalai Lama, Wal-Mart, Health, New York City, Muhammad Yunus, Haiti, Orphans Interntional Worldwide, Cambodia, New York Times, Relationships, Going Green, Museums, Buddhism, Dance, Helping the Unfortunate, Europe, Puerto Rico, Human Rights Watch, Jim Luce Stewardship Report, Sri Lanka, West Virginia, Universal Human Rights Declaration, Chinese, Episcopal Presiding Bishop, Child Care, Jim Luce, Unions, Dr. Steven Becker, Humanism, Alaska, Food Stamps, Holiday Season, Unsung Heroes, Bettering Humanity, Americas, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Education, Care, Shyam Selvadurai, Christianity, Arianna Huffington, Connecting Goodness, Worldvision, World Affairs, George Bush, Finance, Children, Nhat Thich Hanh, Music, Thought Leaders, United Nations, Arts, Foster Families, Intergenerational Romance, Desmond Tutu, Goodness, Environment, Elie Wiesel, Travel, Federico & Co., Conflict Resolution, Fine Arts, Katharine Jefferts Schori, Religion, Islam, Developing World, Africa, Unicef, Politics, Theater, Mid-East, Global Citizens, Interracial Love, Connectivity, Culture, Gay Marriage, Tikum Olem, Aga Khan, Jon Sirota, Poverty, Asia-Pacific, Media News
Jim Luce

A bright new face has been added to the crowded Web, drawing a large readership and uploading more than 900 stories in its first twelve weeks. Still ...

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...

Sweden's Queen on "Fire Souls" -- Leaders in Child Protection

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Ten years ago, Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden reached the point where she could no longer witness the appalling conditions of children around the ...

Hashoo Bombers Strike Again

Derek Henry Flood | Posted 06.29.2011 | World
Derek Henry Flood

People across the region who depend on the Ismaili establishment for employment, sustenance and remittances have suffered enormously from the Taleban's unforgiving insurgency.