Today in Ismaili History
|Wednesday, 2015, October 21||Democracy, Faith and Refugees at the Athens Democracy Forum 2015-10-21||
Source:The Blog Huff Post Religion
Our democratic institutions are crumbling. The separation of Church and State has inevitably turned into a separation of morals from government, turning governments into skeletal bodies with little to no moral compass.
Many today believe faith, particularly Islam, is incompatible with democracy and that refugees cannot understand or contribute to democracies, yet the Athens Democracy Forum invited two keynote speakers to address the challenges and opportunities of government: a refugee and a Muslim.
|Tuesday, 2008, October 21||Prince Amyn Aga Khan in Dushanbe - 2008-10-21|| |
October 21, 2008, Asia-Plus -- Prince Amyn Aga Khan, younger brother of His Highness the Aga Khan, is arriving in Dushanbe today afternoon for a short visit, according to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Dushanbe Office. During his stay in Dushanbe, Prince Amyn Aga Khan is expected to review AKDN programs in Tajikistan, including project for construction of the Dushanbe Serena Hotel. http://www.asiaplus.tj/en/news/16/40764.html [Author: Victoria Naumova]
|Friday, 2005, October 21||THE AGA KHAN AND GERMAN DEVELOPMENT MINISTER</I> - 2005-10-21|| |
German Minister for International Development,Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul (SPD) met with the spiritual leader of theShia Ismaili Muslim community, His Highness the Aga Khan.
|Thursday, 2004, October 21||BABUR'S GARDENS EMERGE FROM RUBBLE OF WAR</I> - 2004-10-21|| |
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) together with the Historical Cities Support Group and UN Habitat are peeling open a slice of history at the Bagh-e-Babur, the gardens that are named for Babur, the founder of the Mughal empire which stretched at one point from the Hindukush in the north to the Deccan in the south. It's history that has been buried for over 30 years under a mountain of rubble.
|Thursday, 2004, October 21||Babur's gardens emerge from rubble of war - 2004-10-21|| |
The intricate marble inlay is intact on the 'makhbara', glinting in the noon day sun as the workmen washing away the grime from their morning's labour, allow the water from a newly opened aqueduct to dance off the grave of the founder of the Mughal Empire.For less than a dollar a day - that is roughly 44 Afghanis (Dh12) - this is clearly a labour of love.
|Tuesday, 1986, October 21||AGA KHAN SPEECH: AFRICAS GENIUS IS ITS PEOPLE - 1986-10-21|| |
It is indeed a great honour to welcome so many distinguished Africans and friends of Africa to this conference. I am particularly grateful to you, Your Excellency, and to the members of your Government for your willingness to sponsor such a gathering in Kenya, a country to which I have been deeply attached since childhood.
|Tuesday, 1986, October 21||Event - 1986-10-21-A|| |
The Enabling Environment Conference entitled 'The Enabling Environment for Effective Private Sector Contribution to Development in Sub-Saharan Africa' was held in Nairobi, Kenya under the auspices of the Aga Khan Foundation (Geneva), AKFED (Switzerland), the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Overseas Development Administration (U.K), C.I.D.A and other private Kenya-based companies. 'Faces of Development' was the title of a display of over 100 colour photographs of Aga Khan Foundation projects.
|Tuesday, 1980, October 21||Event - 1980-10-21|| |
Mowlana Hazar Imam, Begum Salimah and Prince Amyn visited Pakistan. They arrived in Lahore and were met by government officials of Punjab.