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Top Muslim and Christian clerics from the Middle East gathered in Cairo on Tuesday for a two-day conference on promoting co-existence, as sectarian conflict continues to ravage the region. The “Freedom and Citizenship” conference is hosted by Al-Azhar, one of the leading Sunni Muslim authorities based in Cairo. It comes as Coptic Christians in Egypt’s […]

via Al-Azhar hosts meeting on co-existence between Muslims and Christians — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

Dr John Morgan O’Connell I founded the program in Ethnomusicology at Cardiff University. I am a graduate of Oxford University, the Guildhall School of Music and the University of California (Los Angeles) where I completed my PhD in Ethnomusicology on Turkish music. My publications concern in principle the musical traditions of the Muslim world, with […]

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On Thursday, October 20, the Aga Khan Museum’s Senior Exhibitions Manager Sarah Beam-Borg delivered an engaging drop-in lecture. Enjoy this full-length video of the event, exploring some of the most significant changes to the Museum’s Permanent Collections gallery since they opened in 2014. Related: Aga Khan Museum Toronto More… Previously on Ismailimail…

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(Last year, many people found this guide to spring celebrations helpful. So, I have updated the post with dates for 2017). In eight years of writing this interfaith blog, I have posted multiple essays on many of the spring Jewish and Christian holidays: Purim, St Patrick’s Day, Passover, Easter. But the complex, interlocking […]

via Spring Quilt of Interfaith Connections (2017) — On Being Both

“There is a tradition of Islam that actually values enterprise and free trade,” says Mustafa Akyol, a New York Times columnist and author of Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty. “Islam was born as a very trade-friendly religion. Prophet Muhammad was a merchant himself.” Akyol says the current state of affairs in the […]

via Islam Without Extremes: The Muslim Case for Liberty (video) — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

The Splendor of Family

Prestige items, Art Deco, and the Aga Khan – what could they possibly have in common? “Prestige item” is a term used to describe something specially commissioned from the finest artists and craftsman of the day, either as an intimidating display of wealth or as a beautiful symbol of devotion, loyalty, and love. There are […]

via The Splendor of Family – Art Deco Jewels of the Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection — Ismailimail

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

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