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 an 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 speaks with NPR Berlin and America Abroad on Countering Violent Extremism

AIC’s Executive Director, Zainab Al-Suwaij spoke at a live town hall event in Philadelphia with Jacki Lyden and NPR’s Paris correspondent Eleanor Beardsley from Berlin. America Abroad Media and NPR Berlin […]

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02/20/2015 | News | Zainab Al-Suwaij

AIC’s Executive Director speaks on PBS News Hour

AIC’s Executive Director Zainab Al-Suwaij spoke to PBS News Hour’s Judy Woodruff about countering violent extremism and AIC’s program, Project Nur and their campaign “Voices Against Radicalism.” Click below to […]

02/19/2015 | Domestic news | News
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