ISF Announces Judges for ISF-UNESCO World Tales Story Competition

May 12, 2021

The response to the ISF-UNESCO competition has been amazing. We received thousands of stories from around the world – Mongolia, Iran, Chile and many more. It’s taken months to catalogue each story and to select a short-list of 60. The short-listing has been a particularly difficult task as the quality of the submissions has been … Read More

Astronaut Chris Hadfield receives ISF Award

October 12, 2020

Farmer, skiier, fighter pilot, astronaut, singer-songwriter…Canadian Chris Hadfield has proven an inspiration to millions. And now he joins the likes of Sir David Attenborough, Jim Lovelock and Dame Jane Goodall in receiving an ISF Award for Human Achievement. The award, which is bestowed in the form of a gold medal, was presented to Hadfield in … Read More

Blog: On Idries Shah and Sufism by Steven Nightingale

February 28, 2020

Venture capitalist, philanthropist, author and poet Steven Nightingale argues that Idries Shah’s works on Sufism have a transcendental value allied with their practical and daily usefulness.