Interreligious Dialogue and Peace Initiatives

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Connection Across Communities

The religions and spiritual practices of the world share a deep commonality. Rediscovering the shared beliefs and origins of the world’s great religious traditions and spiritual teachings can do much to move mankind toward a more peaceful and just world.

Throughout history, religions have provided a spiritual base in communities, bringing people together in worship.  Their spirit of fellowship and community connection, and respect and appreciation for other religious traditions, is positioned to be an important platform for the advancement of peace initiatives. 

Christopher Peters (Puhlik-lah/Karuk)

Dr. Mutombo Nkulu-N’Sengha is an international scholar, author, and professor at California State University Northridge. His areas of expertise include democracy and human rights, and the African humanistic philosophy of genuine personhood known as “Bumuntu.” His work is focused on the dialogue between civilizations, especially in the fields of religion and philosophy.

The Bumuntu Pan-African Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue

The Bumuntu Peace Institute (BPI) was established in 2010 by Professor Mutombo Nkulu-N’Sengha (California State University, Northridge) as an African extension of the Dialogue Institute at Temple University. BPI has now partnered with the International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation to bring forward its initiatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

With primary leadership provided by Professor Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, BPI's vision is to bring a lasting peace to a war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo through education, dialogue (interreligious, intercultural and interethnic) and sustainable development. In so doing, the Institute deals with the root causes of violence: religious tensions, ethnic conflicts, beliefs in witchcraft, religious fundamentalism, lack of quality education, abuse and disempowerment of women, lack of respect for human rights, and poverty.

Current educational initiatives include:

  • conducting workshops for the general public on dialogue, democracy and human rights, empowerment of women, etc.;
  • bringing qualified Ph.D-educated professors to support the universities and main seminary in Kamina, provide teaching materials, write appropriate curricula and textbooks, and conduct research on the ground toward improving the development of the region;
  • providing scholarships for poor children, including orphans and former child soldiers, whose families cannot afford school fees;
  • building a school for 700 poor children in the rural village of Lenge (construction has already begun - pictured right), and eventually a school in Kamina.

Sustainable development initiatives are focused on micro-development, including a small but successful sewing machine enterprise for local women to generate income, as well as proposed agricultural projects to help provide income and achieve food security for local families.

In an effort to ensure long-term presence and impact, efforts are also underway to finish building a permanent facility in Kamina (pictured left) to serve as BPI's main office and center of activities for the region.

Bumuntu Peace Institute Members

Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana, Ph.D.

Author
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Anatole Kalala Kaseba

Former Catholic Bishop of Kamina
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Prof. Mpay Kemboly, Ph.D.

Professor
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Dr. Nelson K. Ngoy, Ph.D.

Doctorate at the University of Birmingham (UK) on World Christianity
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Ntambo Nkulu Ntanda

Former national Senator and Methodist Bishop, Kamina
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Mary A. Nyangweso, Ph.D.

Director, Religious Studies Program
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Willy Banza Yumba

Author
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Isidore Ndaywel e Nziem, Emeritus Prof.

Author
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Publication
December 12, 2020

LUBA Art San Francisco

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.

In the hands of the carver who made this sculpture, dynamics of power are expressed through a coded confluence of imagery...

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Audio
November 11, 2013

Our Sacred Journey: Hope Against Hope in the Congo

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.
Audrey E. Kitagawa, J.D.

Audrey Kitagawa interviews Professor Mutombo Nkulu N'Sengha. He discusses his teaching initiatives and experiences of spending a year in the Congo...

ListenListen
Audio
July 1, 2013

Our Sacred Journey: Love of Life

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.
Audrey E. Kitagawa, J.D.

Audrey Kitagawa interviews Professor Mutombo Nkulu N'Sengha as he spends a year in the Congo giving back to citizens of the country where he was born...

ListenListen
Video
September 11, 2012

A Journey to the Democratic Republic of Congo

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.
Audrey E. Kitagawa, J.D.

Audrey Kitagawa visited Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and Kamina in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She was formally welcomed by dignitaries who provided escort to schools, universities, an orphanage, and a hospital.

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Photos
September 10, 2012

Democratic Republic of Congo

Audrey E. Kitagawa, J.D.
Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.

Audrey Kitagawa, accompanied by Dr. Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, visited Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and Kamina in the Democratic Republic of Congo, September 9-18, 2012.

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Audio
May 21, 2012

Our Sacred Journey: Bumuntu Spirituality and Global Solidarity in a Burning House

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.
Audrey E. Kitagawa, J.D.

Audrey Kitagawa interviews Professor Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha to discuss the Bumuntu Peace Institute...

ListenListen
Publication
January 1, 2011

Bumuntu Memory and Authentic Personhood: An African Art of Becoming Humane

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.

In a chapter in MEMORY AND THE NARRATIVE IMAGINATION IN THE AFRICAN AND DIASPORA EXPERIENCE, Professor Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha explores a vision of the dignity of the African conception of personhood, using the "Bumuntu Memory" to explain an African view of the authentic mode of being human.

ReadRead
Photos
April 29, 2008

California State University Northridge (2008)

Audrey E. Kitagawa, J.D.
Jonathan Granoff, J.D.
Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.

The Program, “Weapons of Mass Destruction: Religious, Ethical and Legal Dimensions of An Un-Ignorable Imperative” was held on April 29, 2008.

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Powerpoint

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D. Publications

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.

Dr. Mutombo is a Tenured Professor at California State University Northridge (CSUN), where he teaches, since 2003, several courses, including “Critical Thinking,” “Religion, Logic and the Media,” “American Religious Diversity,” “WorldReligions,” “Racial Justice,” “Black theology,” and “African Traditional Religions in Africa and the Americas.” This is a list of his publications.

ReadRead
Publication

The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights:  An African Contribution to the Project of a Global Ethic

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.

In 1992, Dr. Mutombo Nkulu N'Sengha responded to Professor Swidler's call for a "Global Ethos Research Center" by writing this article which emphasizes "the possible contributions of the African Charter."

ReadRead
Photos

Our Land in Kamina - Congo Project - Bumuntu Peace Institute

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.

Our Land of Kamina - Photo Presentation

View GalleryView Gallery
Publication

War, Environmental Crisis, and "Mining Terrorism" in the Congo Prolegomenon for an African Philosophy of Sustainability

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.

In his chapter in Sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa - Problems, Perspectives, and Prospects, Professor Mutombo Nkulu-N’Sengha examines the African philosophy of sustainable development, using Central Africa and its great lakes region as a case study.

ReadRead

Christopher Peters (Puhlik-lah/Karuk)

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi is the Chief Imam and Director General of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society in the United Kingdom and an Associate at the Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. His work with Harvard University contributes to scholarship and practice on interfaith dialogue and sectarian de-escalation in addition to advancing research on the history and thought of religious mysticism from a comparative perspective.

Video
February 12, 2021

Newham Reflections: Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz talks with Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

Newham Reflections: Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz talks with Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

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Video
December 4, 2020

A World of Faith: Audrey Kitagawa, and Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi
Audrey E. Kitagawa, J.D.

From the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Audrey Kitagawa, and Harvard student Michel Nehme discuss the philosophy undergirding interfaith dialogue.

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Video
December 4, 2020

A World of Faith: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Cole Durham and Jim Christie

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

From the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Cole Durham, Jim Christie, and Harvard student Michel Nehme discuss the politics of the G20 Interfaith Forum

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Video
October 1, 2020

Long Lessons - Can the Religions of the Book Teach Modern France?

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

In this FS Club webinar by the Z/Yen Group, Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi shares to help explain what the religions of the Pope really meant. He also shares about Usury and the History of Abrahamic Learning

WatchWatch
Video
August 22, 2020

A World of Faith: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Elizabeta Kitanovic and Merete Bilde

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

From the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Michel Nehme and Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi invite Elizabeta Kitanovic from the Conference on European Churches and Merete Bilde of the European Union External Action Service

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Video
August 21, 2020

A World of Faith: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi and Chief Rabbi David Rosen

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

From the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Michel Nehme and Sayed Razawi are joined by Chief Rabbi David Rosen, former Chief Rabbi of Ireland and current International President of Religions for Peace.

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Video
August 20, 2020

A World of Faith: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi and Chinmay Pandya

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

From the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Chinmay Pandya, Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, and Michel Nehme discuss the impact of COVID-19 in India, the different intersections of faith and culture, and the development of interfaith relations.

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Video
July 1, 2020

A World of Faith: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi and Primus Mark Strange

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

From the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Michel Nehme and Syed Ali Abbas Razawi sit down with Bishop Mark Strange to discuss the long term impacts on religious expression and participation of the pandemic; navigating the fraught road to re-opening; and the importance of faith in personal, communal, and political realms.

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Video
May 21, 2020

A World of Faith: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi and Chief Rabbi Dweck

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

From the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Rabbi Joseph Dweck, and Harvard student Michel Nehme discuss what coronavirus has meant for religion.

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Video
June 7, 2019

Address to the Scottish General Synod - First Non-Christian

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

As part of the presentation from the Committee for Relations with People of Other Faiths, Synod was addressed by Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Director-General and Chief Imam of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society.

Watch on External WebsiteWatch on External Website
Publication
December 5, 2018

Christians in the Middle East

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

In support of Christian minority communities - a transcript of a reflection given for His Royal Highness Prince of Wales’ programme at Westminster Abbey

Read on External WebsiteRead on External Website
Video
April 1, 2017

Lecture celebrating Youm-i ‘Alī delivered for His High the Aga Khan Council, Toronto

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

From the Ismaili is a lecture commemorating Yawm-e-Ali, the birthday of Hazrat Ali, being given by Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Saturday, 1 April 2017.

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Publication
November 5, 2015

Why Mitzvahs are for Muslims, too

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

Muslims partnering with Jews on Mitzvah Day is crucial to demonstrate how both can work together as one in their common humanity.

Read on External WebsiteRead on External Website
Video
January 20, 2013

Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi delivers 2013 Milad-un-Nabi lecture at the Ismaili Centre, London : TheIsmail

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi delivered the 2013 annual Milad-un-Nabi lecture on “The Spirit of Pluralism in the example of the Holy Prophet”

WatchWatch
Publication

Inter-Faith in a Peace-Building Commonwealth

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

The Commonwealth represents a unique example of change. From what was once territories forming the British Empire, is now simply an alliance of member countries, in principle standing together, shoulder to shoulder as ‘free and equal’.

Read on External WebsiteRead on External Website
Publication

In Search of the Divine through Sacred Art

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

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Christopher Peters (Puhlik-lah/Karuk)

Dr. Mutombo Nkulu-N’Sengha is an international scholar, author, and professor at California State University Northridge. His areas of expertise include democracy and human rights, and the African humanistic philosophy of genuine personhood known as “Bumuntu.” His work is focused on the dialogue between civilizations, especially in the fields of religion and philosophy.

The Bumuntu Pan-African Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue

The Bumuntu Peace Institute (BPI) was established in the summer of 2010 by Dialogue Institute (DI) Founder and President, Leonard Swidler, DI Board member Harry Halloran and Professor Mutombo Nkulu-N’Sengha, as an African extension and functioning under the auspices of the DI.

With primary leadership provided by Professor Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha (California State University, Northridge; (former student of Professor Swidler's at Temple University), BPI's vision is to bring a lasting peace to a war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo through education, dialogue (interreligious, intercultural and interethnic) and sustainable development. In so doing, the Institute deals with the root causes of violence: religious tensions, ethnic conflicts, beliefs in witchcraft, religious fundamentalism, lack of quality education, abuse and disempowerment of women, lack of respect for human rights, and poverty.

Current educational initiatives include:

  • conducting workshops for the general public on dialogue, democracy and human rights, empowerment of women, etc.;
  • bringing qualified Ph.D-educated professors to support the universities and main seminary in Kamina, provide teaching materials, write appropriate curricula and textbooks, and conduct research on the ground toward improving the development of the region;
  • providing scholarships for poor children, including orphans and former child soldiers, whose families cannot afford school fees;
  • building a school for 700 poor children in the rural village of Lenge (construction has already begun - pictured right), and eventually a school in Kamina.

Sustainable development initiatives are focused on micro-development, including a small but successful sewing machine enterprise for local women to generate income, as well as proposed agricultural projects to help provide income and achieve food security for local families.

In an effort to ensure long-term presence and impact, efforts are also underway to finish building a permanent facility in Kamina (pictured left) to serve as BPI's main office and center of activities for the region.

Interreligious Dialogue and Peace Initiative Leadership

Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana, Ph.D.

Author
View Bio

Anatole Kalala Kaseba

Former Catholic Bishop of Kamina
View Bio

Prof. Mpay Kemboly, Ph.D.

Professor
View Bio

Dr. Nelson K. Ngoy, Ph.D.

Doctorate at the University of Birmingham (UK) on World Christianity
View Bio

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.

Professor at California State University, Northridge
View Bio

Ntambo Nkulu Ntanda

Former national Senator and Methodist Bishop, Kamina
View Bio

Mary A. Nyangweso, Ph.D.

Director, Religious Studies Program
View Bio

Willy Banza Yumba

Author
View Bio

Isidore Ndaywel e Nziem, Emeritus Prof.

Author
View Bio
Publication
December 12, 2020

LUBA Art San Francisco

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.

In the hands of the carver who made this sculpture, dynamics of power are expressed through a coded confluence of imagery...

ReadRead
Audio
November 11, 2013

Our Sacred Journey: Hope Against Hope in the Congo

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.
Audrey E. Kitagawa, J.D.

Audrey Kitagawa interviews Professor Mutombo Nkulu N'Sengha. He discusses his teaching initiatives and experiences of spending a year in the Congo...

ListenListen
Audio
July 1, 2013

Our Sacred Journey: Love of Life

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.
Audrey E. Kitagawa, J.D.

Audrey Kitagawa interviews Professor Mutombo Nkulu N'Sengha as he spends a year in the Congo giving back to citizens of the country where he was born...

ListenListen
Video
September 11, 2012

A Journey to the Democratic Republic of Congo

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.
Audrey E. Kitagawa, J.D.

Audrey Kitagawa visited Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and Kamina in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She was formally welcomed by dignitaries who provided escort to schools, universities, an orphanage, and a hospital.

WatchWatch
Photos
September 10, 2012

Democratic Republic of Congo

Audrey E. Kitagawa, J.D.
Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.

Audrey Kitagawa, accompanied by Dr. Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, visited Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and Kamina in the Democratic Republic of Congo, September 9-18, 2012.

View GalleryView Gallery
Audio
May 21, 2012

Our Sacred Journey: Bumuntu Spirituality and Global Solidarity in a Burning House

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.
Audrey E. Kitagawa, J.D.

Audrey Kitagawa interviews Professor Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha to discuss the Bumuntu Peace Institute...

ListenListen
Publication
January 1, 2011

Bumuntu Memory and Authentic Personhood: An African Art of Becoming Humane

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.

In a chapter in MEMORY AND THE NARRATIVE IMAGINATION IN THE AFRICAN AND DIASPORA EXPERIENCE, Professor Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha explores a vision of the dignity of the African conception of personhood, using the "Bumuntu Memory" to explain an African view of the authentic mode of being human.

ReadRead
Photos
April 29, 2008

California State University Northridge (2008)

Audrey E. Kitagawa, J.D.
Jonathan Granoff, J.D.
Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.

The Program, “Weapons of Mass Destruction: Religious, Ethical and Legal Dimensions of An Un-Ignorable Imperative” was held on April 29, 2008.

View GalleryView Gallery
Powerpoint

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D. Publications

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.

Dr. Mutombo is a Tenured Professor at California State University Northridge (CSUN), where he teaches, since 2003, several courses, including “Critical Thinking,” “Religion, Logic and the Media,” “American Religious Diversity,” “WorldReligions,” “Racial Justice,” “Black theology,” and “African Traditional Religions in Africa and the Americas.” This is a list of his publications.

ReadRead
Publication

The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights:  An African Contribution to the Project of a Global Ethic

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.

In 1992, Dr. Mutombo Nkulu N'Sengha responded to Professor Swidler's call for a "Global Ethos Research Center" by writing this article which emphasizes "the possible contributions of the African Charter."

ReadRead
Photos

Our Land in Kamina - Congo Project - Bumuntu Peace Institute

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.

Our Land of Kamina - Photo Presentation

View GalleryView Gallery
Publication

War, Environmental Crisis, and "Mining Terrorism" in the Congo Prolegomenon for an African Philosophy of Sustainability

Mutombo Nkulu-N'Sengha, Ph.D.

In his chapter in Sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa - Problems, Perspectives, and Prospects, Professor Mutombo Nkulu-N’Sengha examines the African philosophy of sustainable development, using Central Africa and its great lakes region as a case study.

ReadRead
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Christopher Peters (Puhlik-lah/Karuk)

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi is the Chief Imam and Director General of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society in the United Kingdom and an Associate at the Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. His work with Harvard University contributes to scholarship and practice on interfaith dialogue and sectarian de-escalation in addition to advancing research on the history and thought of religious mysticism from a comparative perspective.

Video
February 12, 2021

Newham Reflections: Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz talks with Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

Newham Reflections: Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz talks with Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

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Video
December 4, 2020

A World of Faith: Audrey Kitagawa, and Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi
Audrey E. Kitagawa, J.D.

From the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Audrey Kitagawa, and Harvard student Michel Nehme discuss the philosophy undergirding interfaith dialogue.

WatchWatch
Video
December 4, 2020

A World of Faith: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Cole Durham and Jim Christie

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

From the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Cole Durham, Jim Christie, and Harvard student Michel Nehme discuss the politics of the G20 Interfaith Forum

WatchWatch
Video
October 1, 2020

Long Lessons - Can the Religions of the Book Teach Modern France?

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

In this FS Club webinar by the Z/Yen Group, Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi shares to help explain what the religions of the Pope really meant. He also shares about Usury and the History of Abrahamic Learning

WatchWatch
Video
August 22, 2020

A World of Faith: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Elizabeta Kitanovic and Merete Bilde

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

From the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Michel Nehme and Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi invite Elizabeta Kitanovic from the Conference on European Churches and Merete Bilde of the European Union External Action Service

WatchWatch
Video
August 21, 2020

A World of Faith: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi and Chief Rabbi David Rosen

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

From the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Michel Nehme and Sayed Razawi are joined by Chief Rabbi David Rosen, former Chief Rabbi of Ireland and current International President of Religions for Peace.

WatchWatch
Video
August 20, 2020

A World of Faith: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi and Chinmay Pandya

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

From the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Chinmay Pandya, Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, and Michel Nehme discuss the impact of COVID-19 in India, the different intersections of faith and culture, and the development of interfaith relations.

WatchWatch
Video
July 1, 2020

A World of Faith: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi and Primus Mark Strange

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

From the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Michel Nehme and Syed Ali Abbas Razawi sit down with Bishop Mark Strange to discuss the long term impacts on religious expression and participation of the pandemic; navigating the fraught road to re-opening; and the importance of faith in personal, communal, and political realms.

WatchWatch
Video
May 21, 2020

A World of Faith: Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi and Chief Rabbi Dweck

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

From the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Rabbi Joseph Dweck, and Harvard student Michel Nehme discuss what coronavirus has meant for religion.

WatchWatch
Video
June 7, 2019

Address to the Scottish General Synod - First Non-Christian

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

As part of the presentation from the Committee for Relations with People of Other Faiths, Synod was addressed by Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Director-General and Chief Imam of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society.

Watch on External WebsiteWatch on External Website
Publication
December 5, 2018

Christians in the Middle East

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

In support of Christian minority communities - a transcript of a reflection given for His Royal Highness Prince of Wales’ programme at Westminster Abbey

Read on External WebsiteRead on External Website
Video
April 1, 2017

Lecture celebrating Youm-i ‘Alī delivered for His High the Aga Khan Council, Toronto

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

From the Ismaili is a lecture commemorating Yawm-e-Ali, the birthday of Hazrat Ali, being given by Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Saturday, 1 April 2017.

WatchWatch
Publication
November 5, 2015

Why Mitzvahs are for Muslims, too

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

Muslims partnering with Jews on Mitzvah Day is crucial to demonstrate how both can work together as one in their common humanity.

Read on External WebsiteRead on External Website
Video
January 20, 2013

Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi delivers 2013 Milad-un-Nabi lecture at the Ismaili Centre, London : TheIsmail

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi delivered the 2013 annual Milad-un-Nabi lecture on “The Spirit of Pluralism in the example of the Holy Prophet”

WatchWatch
Publication

Inter-Faith in a Peace-Building Commonwealth

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

The Commonwealth represents a unique example of change. From what was once territories forming the British Empire, is now simply an alliance of member countries, in principle standing together, shoulder to shoulder as ‘free and equal’.

Read on External WebsiteRead on External Website
Publication

In Search of the Divine through Sacred Art

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

ReadRead
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