Paul Levy: Lessons from the Aga Khan in Canada

Paul Levy: Lessons from the Aga Khan in CanadaOne of the world’s great leaders is not the head of a national government. He is the leader of a religious faith.  The Aga Khan is the spiritual head of the Ismaili Muslims, a Shia sect reaching back to the days of the Prophet Mohamed.  In this role, and through the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), he has addressed issues of the elimination of poverty, access to education, and social peace in a pluralist environment.  He was recently recognized for this and other accomplishments by being invited to address the Canadian Parliament.

The speech is a remarkable exposition of the potential power of pluralism in a deeply disturbed world.  It also helps us non-Muslims understand a bit more about the history and divisions and commonalities in this faith, something seldom covered in the mainstream media.  It is on this latter topic that I present some excerpts, as I found it a fascinating and helpful discussion for my understanding of the world.

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

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