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Toronto lawyer, Aga Khan call truce - 2010-10-25

Source: 
www.lawtimesnews.com

A Toronto lawyer who settled a copyright dispute with the Aga Khan says he has no regrets about how the high-profile case played out.

Alnaz Jiwa had previously refused to believe the Aga Khan was the man behind the action requesting he halt distribution of unauthorized copies of the imam’s teachings but at a face-to-face meeting in Toronto on Oct. 15, he got the message straight from the source.

“If he doesn’t want us to do something, there is no way I am going to do it,” Jiwa tells Law Times.

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

Source: 
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

Source: 
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.

Copyright Lawsuit: Imam Appears for Discovery and Ends the Case - 2010-10-15

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2010-10-15: Heritage news was able to speak briefly with the defendants to ask our burning questions: Did the discovery happen? How long? What was accepted by whom? What was not mentioned? What were the main messages? Here are some answers:

- The discovery did happen, Hazar Imam arrived at 10:40am. Mr Gray brought also the real Plaintiffs Sachedina and Manji. {there was no Affidavit from H.H. The Aga Khan in this case which was solely supported by Affidavit from Sachedina and Bhaloo unauthorised by the Imam according to their own sworn replies at previously held Discoveries]

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Toronto to deliver LaFontaine-Baldwin address

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Source: 
theismaili.org

Toronto, 14 October 2010 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Toronto today, where he will deliver this year’s lecture at the 10th annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium.

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Upon his arrival in Toronto this afternoon, Mawlana Hazar Imam was greeted by the Honourable Gerry Phillips, Minister Without Portfolio and Chair of Cabinet in the Government of Ontario, as well as Mohamed Manji, President of the Ismaili Council for Canada.

Source: 
Zahur Ramji

H. H. the Aga Khan to deliver the keynote lecture at the 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium - 2010-10-15

Source: 
www.newswire.ca

TORONTO, Oct. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, and Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), will deliver the keynote lecture at the Institute for Canadian Citizenship's (ICC) 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium, on Friday, October 15, 2010, at the Royal Conservatory of Music's Koerner Hall in Toronto. The ICC was founded by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada, in 2005 as her legacy project, and is co-chaired by John Ralston Saul.

Ritual and Daily Life: Transmission and interpretation of the Ismaili tradition in Vancouver, Thesis

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EXTRACTS:

p. 30

(ii) Ismaili Doctrine

One of the keys to the understanding of the Ismaili (Shia) doctrine lies
in the way Ismailis view man. Man is made up of body and soul participating
in two worlds: the higher world of the First (Aql, an expression of the Divine Volition,
and the lower world of Nafs, which has emanated from Aql and is the
principle of animation from which matter has originated. As man is far
removed from his origins in the higher world, he needs to acquire knowledge of

Ritual and Daily Life: Transmission and interpretation of the Ismaili tradition in Vancouver

Publication Type  Thesis
Year of Publication  1985
Authors  Dossa, Parin Aziz
University  University of British Columbia
Degree  PhD Thesis
Notes  

RITUAL AND DAILY LIFE:
TRANSMISSION AND INTERPRETATION
OF THE ISMAILI TRADITION IN VANCOUVER.

by
PARIN AZIZ DOSSA
B.A., Makerere University,1969
M.A., University Of Edinburgh,1971

THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF
THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology

We accept this thesis as conforming to the required standard
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA May,1983.
Parin Aziz Dossa, 1985

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Upon his arrival in Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by Federal Minister Jason Kenney and President Mohamed Manji of the Ismaili Council for Canada. Photo: Safiq Devji

Source: 
www.theismaili.org

GLOBAL CENTRE FOR PLURALISM HOLDS INAUGURAL BOARD MEETING - 2010-10-06

Source: 
www.pluralism.ca

Newly-Appointed Directors Gather in Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada – October 7, 2010 –The Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism, Canada’s new international research and education centre dedicated to the study and practice of pluralism worldwide gathered in Ottawa today for its inaugural two-day meeting .

Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism

Source: 
www.pluralism.ca/about-the-centre/board-of-directors.html

The inaugural Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism brings together a group of eminent individuals representing diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston welcomed His Highness the Aga Khan at Rideau Hall.
Date: October 7, 2010

Source: 
Sgt Serge Gouin, Rideau Hall

Minister Kenney Welcomes new Global Centre for Pluralism Board of Directors - 2010-10-07

Source: 
/www.marketwire.com

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2010) - On behalf of the Government of Canada, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, today issued the following statement:

"I applaud His Highness the Aga Khan's announcement of a Board of Directors for the Global Centre for Pluralism. I am very pleased to meet the members of the Board, who are gathering in Ottawa for an inaugural two-day meeting.

Khalil Shariff

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Khalil Shariff is a member of the fiorst Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism.

Margaret Ogilvie

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Professor Margaret Ogilvie is a member of the first Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism.

Huguette Labelle

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Dr. Huguette Labelle is a member of the first board of directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism.

Rudyard Griffiths

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Rudyard Griffiths is the Executive Director of the Centre for Civic Engagement, as well as the director of the Munk Debates and the Grano Speakers Series. He is a co-founder of the Historica-Dominion Institute, and sits on numerous boards including the Canadian Institute for Citizenship. In 2008, he was appointed Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the Canadian Forces College. He is the author of Who We Are: A Citizen's Manifesto, and the editor of numerous books on Canadian history, politics and international affairs. Mr.


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