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International Sufi School in Latin America: June 24-29 2008

The Head of the International Sufi School, Sheikh Aly N’Daw, accompanied by other members of the School, visited Argentina from the 24th to the 29th of June 2008.

The delegation first visited Santiago del Estero, the first province founded in Argentina by the Conquistadores. The province celebrates its 455th anniversary this year. During our visit, preparations were ongoing in Santiago del Estero for important celebrations in the month of July.

The ISS delegation also had the privilege of meeting the Argentinean Nobel Peace Prize Winner 1980, Mr Adolfo Perez Esquivel.

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3rd International Salon for Peace Initiatives: Paris, May 30 - June 1 2008

The International Sufi School participated in the 3rd international Salon for Peace Initiatives held in the context of the “International Decade for the promotion of a culture of nonviolence and peace for children of the world (2001-2010)” declared by the United Nations in 1998.

This Salon, which was organised by the French Coordination for the Decade, took place in Paris from 30 May to 01 June 2008 at “Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie”.

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Interfaith dialogue: Mauritius

  • 3 May 2008: Art of Living
  • 7 June 2008: Rose Croix
  • 5 July 2008: ATD Quart Monde

Conference and exhibition on Sheikh Abdoulaye Dieye: Mauritius, 18 May 2008

Environment Day: Mauritius, 5 June 2008

  • Sensitisation campaign
  • "Agir pour la vie"
  • Solar oven demonstration

Dîner des amis: Mauritius, 15 June 2008

A time of sharing at the Eglise Immaculée, Port Louis

Exhibition - conference: ‘Non Violence: a choice’ - January 2008, Dakar

In January 2008, the International Sufi School held an exhibition-conference on the theme « Nonviolence, a choice » at Douta Seck Hall in Dakar, Senegal, a country which has seen the emergence and the development of the thought of Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba.

This 2-day exhibition was held on 5 and 6 January 2008 and was supported by numerous personalities from diverse backgrounds.

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Peace Day - 7th July 2007

The ISS Peace Day was celebrated on 07 July 2007. The theme of the celebration this year was: “Action- Reaction: Understanding diversity as a necessity of life”.

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Fashion Show - July 2007, Mauritius

This project is based on the principle that real beauty is a mixture of both the ‘look’ and the state of ‘being’ of an individual, with a slight predominance of the latter over the former. It is a situation where the beauty of the fabric is in harmony with the beauty of the character. Indeed, it is always the person who renders the gown beautiful and never the other way round. Beauty is then at the service of peace by placing the human being at the centre of all initiatives.

More than a fashion show, this joint initiative of Third World Family Humanitarian, Khidma Boutik and Espace Sarsara will be a profound experience of using beauty to further the cause of humanity.

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Conference: Economy and Peace - December 2006, Paris

The International Sufi School Khidmatul Khadim proposes an alternative economy through peaceful means towards the establishment of global peace and a reform of society where every human being can live in dignity and honour.

Such an economy geared towards individual and global peace ensures the welfare of one and all while protecting our environment against various ecological disasters which are threatening the survival of our planet. It is also the way to ensure fairness and ethics in world trade and economics, the pre-requisites for sustainable peace in today’s world.

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International Women's day: Brent symposium - March 2006

The International Sufi School Khidmatul Khadim participated in a symposium organized by Brent Council on International Women’s Day on 08 March 2006.

The International Sufi School presented its perspectives on the issues of forced marriage, religious divorce and ‘honour killing’ which have affected women for a long time and continue to do so. The problems seem to be on the rise in the borough of Brent.

The key message of the International Sufi School was that the reform of society must necessarily go through the reform of the status of women.

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Exhibition - conference: ‘Non Violence: a choice’ - July 2005, London

NV Logo The International Sufi School Khidmatul Khadim organised an international exhibition-conference in July 2005 on the theme ‘Non Violence: A Choice’ in collaboration with various other organisations like the Gandhi Foundation, the Quakers, members of the Baha’I Faith, members of the Emir Abdel Kader Foundation. The exhibition was held in London at Goldsmiths College from 04 July to 10 July 2005.

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