Toronto, 21 May 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prince Aly Muhammad departed Canada this morning, completing a busy visit to the country.
Toronto, 20 May 2016 — Justice Albie Sachs, a heroic activist, freedom fighter and a former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa, delivered the Annual Pluralism Lecture yesterday evening. A flagship event of the Global Centre for Pluralism, this year’s talk gave a riveting recount of how South Africa’s constitution was created.
The Discovery Programme is a unique opportunity for those travelling to Dubai for the Jubilee Games to experience and learn about Ismaili history and see the impact of AKDN programmes firsthand through excursions to nearby countries.
Toronto, 20 May 2016 — At a special ceremony held this evening, the Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies awarded Mawlana Hazar Imam an honorary degree for his service to humanity. The Chancellor of the Institute, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, the Archbishop of Toronto conferred the degree at St Basil’s Collegiate Church.
Toronto, 20 May 2016 — At a special ceremony held this evening, the Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies awarded Mawlana Hazar Imam an honorary degree for his service to humanity.
Toronto, 19 May 2016 — Justice Albie Sachs, an activist, freedom fighter and a former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa, delivered the 2016 Annual Pluralism Lecture this evening. He was introduced by Mawlana Hazar Imam, who chairs of the Global Centre for Pluralism’s Board of Directors.
Ottawa, 17 May 2016 — This afternoon, Mawlana Hazar Imam was at Parliament Hill, where he received a warm welcome from the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau. The pair met in the Prime Minister’s office at Centre Block.
Ottawa, 17 May 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Prime Minister's Centre Block office at Parliament Hill this afternoon.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is on a six-day visit to Canada, during which he will be in Ottawa and Toronto to attend various meetings and events. On Thursday, Mawlana Hazar Imam will deliver introductory remarks at the Global Centre for Pluralism’s Annual Pluralism Lecture, being held at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.
Ottawa, 16 May 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Canada this afternoon, commencing six-day visit to the country. During the visit, Hazar Imam will be in Ottawa and Toronto to attend various meetings and events.
During the 2016 Jubilee Games, participants aged 11–17 will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the FC Barcelona Football Camp as part of an international collaboration between the Jubilee Games and FCBEscola, the renowned football club’s official academy.
Lisbon, 12 May 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam is in Portugal for his first official visit since a landmark agreement establishing the global Seat of the Ismaili Imamat in Portugal came into effect. Yesterday evening he attended a dinner hosted in his honour by the President of the Portuguese Republic.
Lisbon, 12 May 2016 — The Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education and the Ismaili Imamat signed an agreement today that will strengthen research capacity and improve quality of life in Portugal and in Portuguese-speaking countries. Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his delegation, as well as Ministry staff were present at the signing ceremony.
Has it been your dream to kick a football for FC Barcelona? The official football academy of the renowned football club will be running a series of camps for youth during the 2016 Jubilee Games.
Dubai's Ismaili Centre, in collaboration with the consulate-general of the United States in Dubai, recently hosted an event conducted by Najmaat, the first female Arab quartet in the UAE.
Lisbon, 19 April 2016 — The Ismaili Centre, Lisbon hosted a premiere screening of The Prophet, a film based on the literary work of Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran, which has sold over 100 million copies worldwide.
Canada’s Governor General opened a two-day conference at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa that aims to raise the profile of higher education on the global development agenda. Attendees from more than 20 countries and a dozen universities gathered to discuss how tertiary education can improve quality of life.
At the end of February, a group of Ismailis toured the National Assembly complex in Dhaka. They discovered that the Louis Kahn-designed winner of the 1989 Aga Khan Award for Architecture remains a formidable presence in the architectural consciousness of Bangladesh.
As Ismailis around the world prepare for the Jubilee Games in Dubai, the Jamat of the Far East came together in November to participate in their own sports tournament, which served as a regional qualifier for the international Games.