1Sahil B = ""[I]t is striking to me how many modern thinkers are still disposed to link tolerance with secularism and religion with intolerance. In their eyes -- and often in the public's eyes I fear -- religion is seen as part of the problem and not part of the solution. To be sure, there are reasons why this impression exists. Throughout history we find terrible chapters in which religious conflict brought frightening results. Sometimes, a part of the problem grew; it came from proselytising in which faith was not so much shared as imposed. Again in our day, many ostensibly religious voices aggressively affirm a single faith by denying or condemning others."His Highness the Aga Khan's 2006 Acceptance Address for the Tutzing Evangelical Academy's 'Tolerance' Award (Tutzing, Germany)"
2Sahil B = "
"The Muslim world offers deep roots in a system of values
emphasising service, charity and a sense of common responsibility,
and denying what it sees to be the false dichotomy between religious
and secular lives."
His Highness the Aga Khan's 1994 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Commencement Ceremony address (Cambridge, USA)