Karen Armstrong, speaks on ‘Lessons from Islamic History in Facing Contemporary Challenges’

From Aga Khan University’s News and Events Services. Also, the Pakistani and international media covered Karen Armstrong’s visit very well, we have archived all the related links and stories under one blog post, click here to view all the related stories.

[AKU] World-renowned scholar and best-selling author Ms Karen Armstrong delivered the final of five lectures in Pakistan on the pluralistic and intellectual traditions of Islam, at the Aga Khan University (AKU) on February 4, 2008.

Aga Khan University organised this lecture as part of a series of events, conferences and seminars being held to mark the Golden Jubilee of His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. Predicated on the notion of fostering an inclusive and pluralistic understanding of Islam, the Golden Jubilee year will see a number of endeavours aimed at building bridges within and outside the Muslim Ummah. The Golden Jubilee will also catalyse new socio-economic, cultural and human development initiatives to realise the social conscience of Islam, and improve the quality of life of the less fortunate in society.

This Golden Jubilee year falls at a time of increasing global complexities, and when the search for mutual understanding amongst nations, faiths, and cultures remains essential to assuring global peace and stability. In the last fifty years, polarisation amongst nations has resulted from mutual suspicion and ignorance, and the misappropriation of faith for political and ideological purposes. This then calls for values of acceptance and compassion amongst and between the peoples of the world.

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Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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