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DCT trustee, Dr Mohamed M. Keshavjee, received major peace award

Dr Mohamed M. Keshavjee, who has just been appointed to the Darwin Centre Trust’s board of trustees, was honoured with the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award for Peace in April 2016 at a ceremony held at the Annual Peace Fair and Interfaith Assembly hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr Keshavjee is a member of the global community of Shi’a Ismaili Muslims. The Ismaili’s have long been involved in promoting interfaith dialogue and bridge-building between communities. Having worked for His Highness The Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shi’a Ismaili Muslims for over thirty years, Dr Keshavjee has worked tirelessly towards what he calls “ethics in positive action”. He has gone on to work in family mediation and conflict resolution, developing a global training programme on mediation that has trained over 1000 mediators from all faiths and cultures. He advocates compassion as the key to the sustainable resolution of conflict, through mutual understanding and respectful recognition of “the Other”. He is now an advisor to the International Social Service, which has affiliates in over 120 countries.

The DCT and DIISC are honoured and delighted to have Dr Keshavjee on board.

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Photograph: Mairaj Manji