September 29, 2016: Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, popularly known as the Aga Khan, received the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship yesterday in a ceremony which concluded the three-day 6 Degrees Citizen Space conference.
The 6 Degrees Citizen Space conference is the new public initiative of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. The award recognises an individual whose life has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to the ideals of belonging and inclusion.
Accepting the prize in Toronto, the Aga Khan focused his remarks on the values of global citizenship and the spirit of pluralism on which it rests. He noted that embracing such values “should not mean compromising the bonds of local or national citizenship.”
“The call of pluralism should ask us to respect our differences, but not to ignore them; to integrate diversity, not to depreciate diversity,” he remarked.
The Aga Khan acknowledged that “living with diversity is a challenging process” but that “the work of pluralism is always a work in progress.”
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