VATICAN NEWS – In light of escalating conflict in Colombia’s Pacific region, the country’s Catholic Bishops have issued an appeal to the National Government. The Bishops are calling for a return to peace processes and for the protection of communities and social leaders, including 2017 Global Pluralism Award winner Leyner Palacios Asprilla. Leyner is a community leader in the municipality of Bojayá, in Chocó, and Secretary General of the Interethnic Truth Commission for the Pacific Region.
November 21, 2019 (Ottawa, Canada) – The Global Centre for Pluralism, founded by His Highness the Aga Khan and the Government of Canada, recognized the recipients of the 2019 Global Pluralism Award at a ceremony on November 20, 2019 in Ottawa, Canada at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat with His Highness the Aga Khan and the Centre’s Board members including the Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, Canada’s 26th Governor General. The three award winners are granted CAN $50,000 and in-kind support to advance their work.
November 6, 2019 (Ottawa, Canada) – The Global Centre for Pluralism, founded by His Highness the Aga Khan and the Government of Canada, will recognize the recipients of the 2019 Global Pluralism Award at a ceremony on November 20, 2019 in Ottawa, Canada at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat. The three winners will each be granted CAN $50,000 and in-kind support to advance their work to build more peaceful, sustainable and successful societies.
GLOBE AND MAIL – Teachers have one of the hardest jobs on the planet. In a world where social-media echo chambers reverberate with hyper-partisan rhetoric and sensational voices, teachers are up against an overwhelming tsunami of information – drowning out time for deliberation and discussion to find the middle ground among widely different viewpoints.
Ottawa, Canada – October 15, 2019 – Today, the Global Centre for Pluralism announced the three winners of the 2019 Global Pluralism Award: Deborah Ahenkorah – a young Ghanaian social entrepreneur and book publisher bringing African children’s stories to life; the Center for Social Integrity – an organization giving youth from conflict-affected regions in Myanmar the skills and voice to be leaders for change amidst the many overlapping conflicts ongoing in the country; and ‘Learning History that is not yet History’ – a network of history educators and specialists in the Balkans pioneering a new approach to teaching the controversial history of conflict.