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Global Centre for Pluralism Announces the 2019 Global Pluralism Award Winners 2019-10-15

Global Pluralism Award trophies.  AKDN / courtesy of the Global Centre for Pluralism.

Deborah Ahenkorah (Ghana), the Center for Social Integrity (Myanmar) and 'Learning History That Is Not Yet History' (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia) recognized as outstanding leaders promoting inclusion worldwide

OTTAWA, Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Today, the Global Centre for Pluralism announced the three winners of the 2019

We must recognize and honour the teachers who shape a new generation of thoughtful young people 2019-10-15

His Highness The Aga Khan who founded the Global Centre for Pluralism
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The Globe and Mail Inc

Teachers have one of the hardest jobs on the planet. In a world where social media echo chambers reverberate with hyper-partisan rhetoric and sensational voices, teachers are up against an overwhelming tsunami of information – drowning out time for deliberation and discussion to find the middle ground among widely different viewpoints.

Teachers have an opportunity to equip our students – our next wave of humanity – with the empathetic, critical and forward thinking needed to solve today’s local problems with a global mindset.

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the 7th Annual Pluralism Lecture 2019-06-11

His Highness the Aga Khan delivers remarks at the 2019 Annual Pluralism Lecture to introduce Deputy Secretary-General of the Uni
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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim
Ms. Mohammed,
Your Excellency, the President of the Assembly,
Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you, on behalf of the Board of the Global Centre for Pluralism, to the 2019 Pluralism Lecture here at the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon.

7th Annual Pluralism Lecture held at Lisbon Ismaili Centre

His Highness the Aga Khan delivers remarks at the 2019 Annual Pluralism Lecture to introduce Deputy Secretary-General of the Uni

The Annual Pluralism Lecture 2019 will take place on 11 June in Lisbon, where Mawlana Hazar Imam is expected to introduce this year’s speaker, Amina J. Mohammed. The event is anticipated to begin at 7:00 PM UTC+1, and will be webcast at the.ismaili/live.

Hosted by the Global Centre for Pluralism, the Annual Pluralism Lecture provides an opportunity to learn from individuals whose work has made a practical difference in the world. The 2019 lecture will explore the connections between pluralism and global efforts to advance peace, justice, and sustainable development.

7th Annual Pluralism Lecture held in Lisbon, Portugal 2019-06-11

Hazar Imam with Princess Zahra at the 7th Annual Pluralism Lecture held at the Lisbon Ismaili Centre  2019-06-11
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akdn.org

Lisbon, Portugal, 11 June 2019 - In delivering the seventh Annual Pluralism Lecture, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed addressed the links between pluralism and development, highlighting the dangers posed by growing inequalities.

“Inequality is at extraordinary levels and is growing, both within and between our countries. After a decade of decline, the number of chronically hungry people in our world recently began to rise again – despite there being abundant food for everyone.”

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Perhaps the most common of these ingredients has been the failure of those involved to recognise the fact that human society is essentially pluralist, and that peace and development require that we seek, by every means possible, to invest in and enhance, that pluralism. Those groups that seek to standardise, homogenise, or if you will allow me, to normatise all that and those around them must be actively resisted through countervailing activities.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan Concluding the Prince Claus Fund's Conference on Culture and Development, Amsterdam

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akdn.org

Your Majesty
Honourable Ministers
Excellencies
Directors of the Prince Claus Fund
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is with gratitude and admiration that I participate in this event today. It gives me the opportunity to express publicly the enormous respect in which I hold Prince Claus, and the very great importance I attach to the work of the Prince Claus Fund. I am saddened that Prince Claus cannot be with us tonight, and I am sure that all of you will join me in requesting Her Majesty The Queen to convey to His Royal Highness our warmest regards and best wishes.

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Pluralism means people of diverse backgrounds and interests coming together in organizations of varying types and goals, for different kinds and forms of creative expression

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to Canada 2016-05-17

Hazar Imam in Ottawa 2016-05-17
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theismaili.org

Ottawa, 17 May 2016 — This afternoon, Mawlana Hazar Imam was at at Parliament Hill, where he received a warm welcome from the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau.

“It’s always a pleasure to welcome a dear friend to Canada, a dear friend to my family as well,” said Prime Minister Trudeau.

The pair met in the Prime Minister’s office at Centre Block to discuss “pluralism, diversity and all the things that Canada can contribute to offering more peace and stability in the world,” according to the Prime Minister.

If Mohammed and Jonathan and Njoroge can take School certificate together...

If Mohammed and Jonathan and Njoroge can take School certificate together, the chances are that they would get to understand each other far better than their parents were able to.

His Highness the Aga Khan Delivering the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University 2015-11-12

Hazar Imam delivering the Jodidi Lecture at Memorial Church, Harvard University 2015-11-12
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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Mark Elliott, Vice Provost
Michele Lamont, Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Ali Asani, Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion
Members of the Harvard Community
Distinguished Guests

Thank you for your warm welcome.

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

Introductory remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan 2015-05-28

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May 28, 2015 | Annual Pluralism Lecture 2015

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The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C.
Chief Justice of Canada

RECONCILING UNITY AND DIVERSITY IN THE MODERN ERA:

21st Century Challenges to the Human Rights Movement

How can we live together? That is the fundamental challenge of the modern world. Together, democracy and human rights offer a hopeful response: we must build political communities that not only tolerate, but draw on and celebrate, their internal diversity.

The Aga Khan: the singular appeal of a pluralist

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The Globe and Mail

This week, the Aga Khan will be in Ottawa to address a joint session of Parliament, a signal honour reserved for a handful of extraordinary people who have a special relationship with Canada.

It is not hard to understand why this country is special to the Aga Khan, who for more than 50 years has been the spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims. Shocked in 1972 when Uganda suddenly expelled anyone of Asian descent, including thousands of Ismailis, he turned to Pierre Elliott Trudeau in his search for a haven.

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Aga Khan hails Canada for getting pluralism right - 2010-10-15

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www.thestar.com

In a world where technology and human migration push people of differing backgrounds increasingly “in each other’s face,” spiritual leader the Aga Khan hailed Canada as a country that has got pluralism right.

The religious leader — imam — of the world’s 14 million Shia Ismaili Muslims praised this country for allowing citizens to keep their identity as they become Canadian.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan: The LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture - 2010-10-15

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www.vancouversun.com

The Right Honorable Adrienne Clarkson, Mr. John Ralston Saul, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Mesdames et Messieurs:

When I first received this invitation, I was deeply honored. But I was also, perhaps, a bit intimidated.

I was impressed by the Lecture’s prestigious history, the contributions of nine former Lecturers, and the Lecture’s focus on Canada’s civic culture.

Obama appoints First Ismaili Muslim Eboo Patel to his Inter Faith Council - 2009-02-11

Eboo Patel

Eboo Patel was featured on FACES OF FAITH ( Promoting Religious Tolerance ) Interview on CNN.

Washington: The US President, Barack Obama, on Thursday appointed an Indian American to his new advisory council on inter faith relationships.

Eboo S Patel, founder and executive director of the Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Corps, would be a member of the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

The council announced Thursday it would have 25 members, who will be appointed for a one-year term. However, fifteen members to the council were announced today.

Faith and Pluralism - 2006

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Lecture by Mahmood Eboo at Chataqua on Dec 11, 2006
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