Words of Wisdom: Portugal: A model of effective pluralism

Portuguese Parliament receives His Highness the Aga Khan“The Ismaili Imamat and the Aga Khan Development Network have had a long, close relationship with Portugal, built on shared values. Over many centuries, Portugal has welcomed and integrated people of diverse cultures. It was here on the Iberian Peninsula that Al-Andulus flourished for so long as a model of effective pluralism, a home for Christian and Jewish peoples that was also part of an Islamic empire.”

–His Highness the Aga Khan at the North-South Prize Ceremony, Senate Hall, Parliament, Portugal. 12 June 2014.

via AKDN’s Speeches & Interviews – http://www.akdn.org/press-centre/speeches

http://www.akdn.org/speech/his-highness-aga-khan/north-south-prize-ceremony-senate-hall-parliament-portugal

Author: ismailimail

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