Saira Shah Introduces Teaching Stories, written by Idries Shah, to Paris Schoolchildren

Saira Shah Introduces Teaching Stories, written by Idries Shah, to Paris Schoolchildren

Award-winning documentary maker Saira Shah was at UNESCO in Paris over the weekend reading some of her father's stories as part of an international cultural event. Idries Shah wrote the stories for Saira and her siblings when they were young. Now Saira's helping make them available for children around the...

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Sir David Attenborough receives the ISF Award for Human Achievement

Sir David Attenborough receives the ISF Award for Human Achievement

We're delighted to announce that the first ISF Award for Human Achievement goes to Sir David Attenborough …! The Award celebrates perseverance, ingenuity and original thought. It was set up to honour Idries Shahs' belief in storytelling for progress and that each of us can reach our full potential in...

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UNESCO and Idries Shah Foundation launch “World Tales” Short Story Competition

UNESCO and Idries Shah Foundation launch “World Tales” Short Story Competition

Climate change, human rights violations, conflicts, racism and discrimination are among many threats to our present and future. In the face of adversity, creative young minds need to be encouraged to find innovative solutions. With the aim to foster imagination, resourcefulness and ingenuity, UNESCO and the Idries Shah Foundation (ISF)...

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The 2019 ISF Awards For Human Achievement

Through a body of work shaped by an ancient tradition, Idries Shah espoused a belief in being the best possible form of oneself. Many of the thousands of stories he published document the trials and tribulations of Mankind on its journey – celebrating perseverance, ingenuity, and original thought. We are...

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