Archive for February, 2017

Friday, March 10, 8 pm Saturday, March 11, 3 pm and 8 pm Sunday, March 12, 3 pm Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually stunning cinematic shadow play for all ages. The play details an action-packed magical tale of star-crossed lovers — Zaul and Rudabeh — from the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh, […]

via Persian Epic at the Aga Khan Museum: Feathers of Fire — Ismailimail


CAIRO // Muslim scholars and Christian leaders from 50 countries, including the UAE, will issue a declaration on Muslim-Christian coexistence after a two-day conference. As they hold discussions on Tuesday and Wednesday, religious and political experts will explore ways to promote social harmony for all faiths living within Arab and Muslim nations. In the Egyptian […]

via Muslim and Christian leaders in Cairo to discuss ways to promote social harmony — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

Between December 13, 2016 and January 29, 2017, a student art installation at the Aga Khan Museum illustrated the personal journeys of new Canadians through imaginative depictions of the meaning of “home.” Developed in partnership with artist-educators Vanessa Barnett and Elena Soní, the Toronto District School Board, and the Aga Khan Museum, and supported by […]

via Student Art Installation at the Aga Khan Museum: Finding Home: Personal Journeys and Visual Narratives — Ismailimail

A US Muslim-led fundraising project to help repair a Jewish cemetery that was vandalised has raised almost three times its $20,000 (£16,000) target. The crowdfunding campaign, which calls for “solidarity with the Jewish-American community”, aims to help “rebuild this sacred space”. More than 170 headstones were damaged at the Jewish cemetery in St Louis, Missouri […]

via US Muslim community campaigns to repair Jewish cemetery — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

Syria’s rich history will be illuminated in Toronto for an additional month The Aga Khan Museum [] announces the extended run of its critically acclaimed exhibition Syria: A Living History. Originally slated to close on February 26, 2017, the exhibition will now remain open through March 26, 2017. Described as “poignant and cathartic” by The […]

via Due to Popular Demand, Syria: A Living History Extends its Exhibition Run at the Aga Khan Museum — Ismailimail

‘Impossible’ Friendships

Stepping out of an apartment complex into a warm Ohio night, Nashwaan Saddoon got into an old minivan and drove through Toledo to a hookah joint called Rocket Lounge. Sitting beside him was his friend, Amjad Arafeh. The two men had met only five months earlier, but they lived in the same building and already […]

via Ohio, Where Muslim and Christian Refugees Form ‘Impossible’ Friendships — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

The Sultan and the Saint

DESCRIPTION Unity Productions Foundation, in partnership with the Franciscan Action Network and the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, is hosting a two-day leadership summit to build peace and strengthen relations between Muslims and Christians across the United States. Leveraging the powerful new docudrama film produced by UPF, The Sultan […]

via The Sultan and the Saint: A Two Day Summit on Building Christian-Muslim Relationships — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

Hyderabadi chicken biryani is one of the most popular rice dishes in India and the world. It is a true festival for the tastebuds

via hyderabadi chicken biryani recipe — Chef in disguise

Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto until June 4. “There has to be balance, where you see something much more positive about the country, its true tradition, its rich legacy of art and culture, versus the stereotypical, militant imagery you see if you watch conventional global media outlets,” […]

via ‘Contemporary Persians’ Exhibition Challenges Western Perceptions of Iran — Ismailimail

From its onset, Islam has been a religion that promotes peace and belief in one God. Nowhere in the Quran does God invite Muslims to commit acts of terror or coerce non-Muslims to convert to Islam. Islam is, and will continue to be a religion of peace, compassion and tolerance. All wars that took place […]

via Letter: Don’t get Muslims? Talk to them — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

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