"His Highness has continually pointed out that the management of pluralism, its establishment as a pure value, is critical to a peaceful, harmonious understanding and he points out that pluralism does not happen by accident, but as the product of enlightened education, of moral and material investments by governments, and by the recognition of human beings that each and every human being shares a common humanity. And that no human being is more human than any other."
Accepting the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship
"This is why I would emphasize ... our responsibility to improve the quality of life in places throughout the world where that quality is unsatisfactory - fighting poverty, improving health and education, expanding opportunity - as the first manifestation of a healthy pluralistic ethic."
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies citation for His Highness the Aga Khan
Mr. David Mulroney, President of the University of St. Michael's College... More
"The mission of the Global Centre for Pluralism is to convene Global leaders and to learn from their experience how to bring about a more inclusive, pluralistic society. On an evening like this, we see how well that mission can be achieved in practice."