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Portugal to benefit from agreement with Ismaili community: 2015-06-04

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LISBON, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Portugal will benefit from agreement with Ismaili community for global head office to be established in the country, Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho said on Wednesday.

Historic Agreement Establishes Global Seat of Ismaili Imamat in Portugal 2015-06-03

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Lisbon, June 3rd 2015 -- Portugal’s Minister of State and Foreign Affairs Rui Machete and His Highness the Aga Khan today signed a landmark Agreement between the Republic of Portugal and the Ismaili Imamat for the establishment of a formal Seat of the Ismaili Imamat in Portugal. The Agreement marks the first such accord in the Imamat’s modern history. It will come into effect once it has been approved by Portugal’s Parliament and ratified by the President of the Portuguese Republic.

Protocol between The Ismaili Imamate and Portugal 2015-06-03

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H.H. The Aga Khan has arrived in Lisbon, Portugal and was welcomed at the airport by Mnister was received by Pedro Mota Soares of the Government of Portugal. According to news received from Portugal newspapers, H.H. The Aga Khan, Imam of the Ismailis, will be moving some of his institutions in Portugal where he may also build a residence. H.H. The Aga Khan is expected in the Country this week and more news will be posted in this section starting today.

H.H. The Aga Khan is expected to make large investments in Portugal in the next 5 years.

PM Harper, Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists 2015-05-27

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the Aga Khan Tuesday for the recent terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan.

The spiritual leader was visiting Canada for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park in Toronto and attend meetings in Ottawa for updates on the activities of the Aga Khan Development Network in Canada.

Not all Muslims are the same 2015-05-26

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onlineopinion.com

Having spent 12 years working for a language development and cultural research organisation in East Africa (mainly Uganda and Tanzania) I had the opportunity to develop friendships with Ismaili Muslims. The Nizari Ismaili Sect of Shi’a Islam are little known in Australia but, in other parts of the globe as well as East Africa, they are known for their top quality schools and hospitals and their clean water and agricultural projects. Their approach is similar to the way many Christian organisations approach development.

Pakistani Americans Stand in Solidarity With Victimized Ismailis 2015-05-20

Pakistani Americans Stand in Solidarity With Victimized Ismailis
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News India

SKOKIE, Ill.

On the Town with Shinan: His Highness the Aga Khan smiles his way through Toronto festivities 2015-05-31

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His Highness the Aga Khan with former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson. Photo: Tom Sandler

“Have you met His Highness?” Adrienne Clarkson asked me.

I had not.

Province of Ontario signs accord with Ismaili Imamat 2015-05-25

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dailytimes.com.pk/sindh/29-May-2015/province-of-ontario-signs-accord-with-ismaili-imamat

KARACHI: Aga Khan and premier Wynne signed an agreement between the province of Ontario and the Ismaili Imamat that sets a blueprint for cooperation in a number of areas, including culture and education.

The partnership combines Ontario’s excellence in education, green energy, healthcare and other key areas with the Aga Khan Development Network’s vast global experience in bringing sustainable development to societies living in diverse cultural and geographical environments.

Statement by the Liberal Party of Canada - Trudeau meets the Aga Khan 2015-05-28

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Statement by Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau on his meeting with His Highness the Aga Khan
The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, meet with his Highness the Aga Khan at the new Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa.

May 28, 2015

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DELTA, BC – The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement about his meeting with His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th Hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims:

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Aga Khan Park, Toronto 2015-05-25

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25 May 2015

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

The Honourable Kathleen Wynne
Madame Clarkson
Mrs. Weston
Excellencies
Honourable Ministers
Mayor Tory
Distinguished Guests

Introductory Remarks by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Annual Pluralism Event at the Aga Khan Museum 2015-05-28

Annual Pluralism Lecture 2015
Introductory Remarks
His Highness the Aga Khan
Toronto, Canada – May 28, 2015

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin
Madame Adrienne Clarkson
Your Excellencies
Ministers
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

Chers amis, permettez moi de vous souhaiter la bienvenue à la quatrième Conférence annuelle
sur le pluralisme que nous avons le plaisir d’organiser pour la première fois au Musée Aga Khan
de Toronto. Ces conférences offrent une plateforme unique pour le dialogue international et

Reconciling Unity and Diversity in the Modern Era: Tolerance and Intolerance 2015-05-28

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Reconciling Unity and Diversity in the Modern Era: Tolerance and Intolerance
Remarks of the Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, P.C. Chief Justice of Canada
At the Aga Khan Museum
Toronto, Ontario May 28, 2015

Tolerance: the willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not agree with. (Oxford English Dictionary)

Canada is a diverse, multi-cultural state. With that comes a plethora of diverse religions, opinions and behaviors.

Why Toronto’s Aga Khan Park risks becoming a white elephant 2015-05-28

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The Globe and Mail

Published Thursday, May. 28 2015, 8:33 AM EDT

There are three professions in the developing world which are undervalued: the first is nursing, the second is education and the

There are three professions in the developing world which are undervalued: the first is nursing, the second is education and the third is journalism; and yet all those professions are critical for the development of a quality civil society

Kathleen Wynne and Aga Khan team up to boost educational opportunities 2015-05-25

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Kathleen Wynne and Aga Khan team up to boost educational opportunities

Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Aga Khan signed a deal Monday to boost educational opportunities and promote what Wynne called “intercultural peace.”

Under Monday’s agreement signed between Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Aga Khan, Ontario will grant university or college tuition waivers to 30 high school graduates of Aga Khan academies in Kenya, India and Mozambique over the three years starting in the fall of 2016.

Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star

PM marks successful visit by His Highness the Aga Khan 2015-05-26

Aga Khan with Prime Minister Stephen Harper 2015-05-26
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PMO Canada

Ottawa, Ontario26 May 2015 Introduction Prime Minister Stephen Harper today held a productive meeting with His Highness the Aga Khan, who was visiting Ottawa in his capacity as Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili community. During the meeting, Prime Minister Harper once again expressed his deepest condolences to the Aga Khan for the cowardly terrorist attack that took place earlier this month in Pakistan targeting Ismaili Muslims. The two leaders discussed the threat posed by violent extremists and their persecution and murder of religious and ethnic minorities.

Speech of H.H. The Aga Khan at the Opening of the Aga Khan Park 2015-05-25

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Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Aga Khan Park, Toronto

25 May 2015

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

The Honourable Kathleen Wynne
Madame Clarkson
Mrs. Weston
Excellencies
Honourable Ministers
Mayor Tory
Distinguished Guests

Aga Khan meets with Wynne in Toronto 2015-05-25

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Toronto Sun

TORONTO - The Ontario government has signed an historic Agreement of Cooperation with the Aga Khan.

The spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims met with Premier Kathleen Wynne during a visit to Queen’s Park Monday. Wynne later joined him for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park located on Wynford Dr. in Toronto.

Wynne said they agreed to collaborate on mutually-beneficial education initiatives.

“This includes exploring a full range of curriculum-linked resources that promote diversity, tolerance and understanding,” the premier said.


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