The Interfaith Councils

AIC’s Interfaith Councils provide a venue for the American Muslim community to come together to express and to celebrate community’s cultural richness through events, forums for dialogue on issues and establishes relationships through community multicultural events and round table discussions. AIC provides and alternative community setting to meet, interact and share. AIC has piloted the first American Muslim Interethnic and Interfaith Community Center for facilitating dialogue amongst communities and fostering an open forum for expression for all American Muslims.

The Boston Interfaith Council

AIC’s Boston Interfaith Council promotes pluralistic Muslim identity and interfaith understanding. Council members include lay leaders who are professionals in diverse fields and reflect the broad range of  American Muslims identities. The Council’s specific goals are to celebrate Muslim cultural diversity; provide responsible civic leadership on intra- and inter-communal relations; and enrich civic life in Boston via compelling community events. The Council’s efforts focus on several key areas: social programs (the “East Meets West” annual benefit), cultural events (the “Boston Muslim Film Festival”), civic Advocacy (the annual “Massachusetts Salute to Ramadan” ceremony at the State House), and community service (the “Help End Hunger” Ramadan benefit to help feed the homeless in Boston).

 

The Boston Interfaith Council is funded, in part, by the Cummings Foundation. For more information on the Foundation please visit their website here.

AIC’s Executive Director, Zainab Al-Suwaij, interviewed by the USA Today

The USA Today recently interviewed AIC’s Executive Director, Zainab Al-Suwaij, about Project Nur and the students’ effort to educate communities about the Syrian conflict. Click here to read the full article.

02/10/2014 | News

UICSPH Project Summary: U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations praises program’s “proven results”

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health posted a summary abstract of AIC’s Ambassadors for Peace Project in Iraq, which wrapped up in December 2013. It highlights […]

12/15/2013 | News

American Islamic Congress Announces Fourth Annual Benefit: Light Up The Night

BOSTON, December 4— On the heels of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the U.N. Human Rights Day, the Cultural Center at the The American Islamic Congress (AIC) will […]

12/3/2013 | News | Press Releases
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