• Understand how religious traditions and practices evolve and are influenced by their cultural contexts.
  • Discuss the evolution of the various Ismaili traditions by introducing important figures who have shaped Ismaili history,  thought and practice in various geographies.
  • Expose participants to the rich diversity of ritual practices amongst the different Ismaili traditions and the roles they play in a believer’s and the community’s life.
  • Develop an informed understanding and appreciation for the diversity as well as commonalities of beliefs,  articulations and practices that embody the global Ismaili Jamat.
  • Provide frameworks for ways to  approach this diversity in the contemporary context.